AP Exclusive: Utility lacked basic training before blackouts

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AP Exclusive: Utility lacked basic training before blackouts

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Elijah Carter 11, left, and Robert Haralson, 12, help shop for their parents in a darkened Olivers Supermarket during a blackout in the Rincon Valley community in Santa Rosa, Calif. When Pacific Gas & Electric set up emergency operations centers to coordinate intentional blackouts intended to prevent wildfires in Northern California, the nation's largest utility forgot one thing, emergency managers who knew the fundamentals of emergency management in California. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric employees work in the PG&E Emergency Operations Center in San Francisco. When Pacific Gas & Electric set up emergency operations centers to coordinate intentional blackouts intended to prevent wildfires in Northern California, the nation's largest utility forgot one thing, emergency managers who knew the fundamentals of emergency management in California. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, a sign at the entrance of the drive-thru at Starbucks warns customers the store is closed due to a power blackout in Paradise, Calif. When Pacific Gas & Electric set up emergency operations centers to coordinate intentional blackouts intended to prevent wildfires in Northern California, the nation's largest utility forgot one thing, emergency managers who knew the fundamentals of emergency management in California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, a car drives through a darkened Montclair Village as Pacific Gas & Electric power shutdowns continue in Oakland, Calif. When Pacific Gas & Electric set up emergency operations centers to coordinate intentional blackouts intended to prevent wildfires in Northern California, the nation's largest utility forgot one thing, emergency managers who knew the fundamentals of emergency management in California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric sign is displayed on the exterior of a PG&E building in San Francisco. When Pacific Gas & Electric set up emergency operations centers to coordinate intentional blackouts intended to prevent wildfires in Northern California, the nation's largest utility forgot one thing, emergency managers who knew the fundamentals of emergency management in California. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

AP Exclusive: Utility lacked basic training before blackouts

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Elijah Carter 11, left, and Robert Haralson, 12, help shop for their parents in a darkened Olivers Supermarket during a blackout in the Rincon Valley community in Santa Rosa, Calif. When Pacific Gas & Electric set up emergency operations centers to coordinate intentional blackouts intended to prevent wildfires in Northern California, the nation's largest utility forgot one thing, emergency managers who knew the fundamentals of emergency management in California. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric employees work in the PG&E Emergency Operations Center in San Francisco. When Pacific Gas & Electric set up emergency operations centers to coordinate intentional blackouts intended to prevent wildfires in Northern California, the nation's largest utility forgot one thing, emergency managers who knew the fundamentals of emergency management in California. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, a sign at the entrance of the drive-thru at Starbucks warns customers the store is closed due to a power blackout in Paradise, Calif. When Pacific Gas & Electric set up emergency operations centers to coordinate intentional blackouts intended to prevent wildfires in Northern California, the nation's largest utility forgot one thing, emergency managers who knew the fundamentals of emergency management in California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, a car drives through a darkened Montclair Village as Pacific Gas & Electric power shutdowns continue in Oakland, Calif. When Pacific Gas & Electric set up emergency operations centers to coordinate intentional blackouts intended to prevent wildfires in Northern California, the nation's largest utility forgot one thing, emergency managers who knew the fundamentals of emergency management in California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric sign is displayed on the exterior of a PG&E building in San Francisco. When Pacific Gas & Electric set up emergency operations centers to coordinate intentional blackouts intended to prevent wildfires in Northern California, the nation's largest utility forgot one thing, emergency managers who knew the fundamentals of emergency management in California. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)