By Robert Haugh
A goose took down multiple overhead power lines in Santa Clara yesterday and 1,422 Silicon Valley Power (SVP) customers lost power.
Yup, it was a goose. Here’s the tweet that announced it:
By late afternoon, power had been restored to all but 89 of the 1,422 customers impacted.
Earlier this year, SVP was named a “Diamond Level Reliable Public Power Provider” by the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.
The Diamond Level is the highest designation that a utility can earn. Congrats to SVP.
But if SVP doesn’t get the award next year, we know who to blame.