Posted on February 11, 2017 at 1:07 am by Meghan Revolinsky
By: Rene Baile
The street lights in the Linfield Oaks neighborhood are currently out due to a fault on the KV (kilo-volt) regulated output (RO) series circuit that powers these streetlights. With a series circuit, if it fails, all the streetlights on the circuit are affected, similar to old-style holiday tree lights, which can cause an entire neighborhood outage like what Linfield Oaks is experiencing. RO circuit failures and street light outages are commonly caused by equipment failures or accidental damage if a line is cut. Because of the extreme danger associated with high voltages, only PG&E can repair RO circuits. The City is currently working with PG&E to make the repairs to the circuit as soon as possible. Due to the inclement weather, PG&E has told the City that it is in storm restoration mode and will not be able to address the RO street light outage until early next week.