As parts of San Diego reopen, Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Wednesday discussed measures taken by electric utility workers to ensure continuous power throughout the county.
“San Diegans are working in new locations and on new schedules, so our utility workers are on the frontlines ensuring power keeps flowing 24/7 to homes, hospitals and reopening businesses,” Faulconer said. “Every flip of the light switch is made possible by thousands of dedicated workers who are making personal sacrifices to keep our region running during this crisis.”
San Diego Gas & Electric began enacting safety measures to ensure a reliable power supply in response to the pandemic. Grid operators have, over the last six weeks, been split up into teams, working 12-hour shifts and living onsite. Every 14 days, a new team is rotated in.