A message from a nearby neighborhood:
The California Independent System Operator, who manages the electric grid, has issued a Flex Alert today, urging residents and businesses in the San Jose area to conserve electricity NOW following heavy damage to the Metcalf Transmission Substation.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company is reporting heavy damage to transformers at the substation following gunshots heard during an apparent vandalism in the early morning hours. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's office law enforcement is working closely with PG&E to investigate.
As load around the Valley is shared, efforts made in our neighborhood can help keep the lights on across town and avoid rolling outages as the equipment is restored.