October 28, 2019 – Would local control of our electric distribution be in our community’s best interest? Join us to explore an alternative power solution for our region. Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has organized a public workshop for Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 pm at the District’s Board of Directors boardroom in Grass Valley.
Keeping us safe from catastrophic wildfire is paramount, but many are questioning whether the recent Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) are being conducted on too large a scale and, in some cases, when localized weather hasn’t posed an extreme threat. The outages are having widespread effects on our community, resulting in increased urgency to explore local solutions.
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The workshop will take place at 1036 West Main Street in Grass Valley on Tuesday. NID has a back-up power generator, so the meeting will continue regardless of power outage status. This workshop will be live-streamed, provided resources are operating and not affected by a PSPS.
The boardroom capacity is 85 people. Unlimited spill-over capacity will be available in the parking lot adjacent to the building. All workshop participants will be able to provide input.