Many homes and businesses went dark as firefighters battled to get the flames from the Butte fire under control. But the lights stayed on and power kept flowing at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort because of a specialized network of generators and electrical equipment that gave the rancheria temporary energy independence from the regional power grid operated by Pacific Gas and Electric.
Many homes and businesses went dark as firefighters battled to get the flames from the Butte fire under control. But the lights stayed on and power kept flowing at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort because of a specialized network of generators and electrical equipment that gave the rancheria temporary energy independence from the regional power grid operated by Pacific Gas and Electric. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
Many homes and businesses went dark as firefighters battled to get the flames from the Butte fire under control. But the lights stayed on and power kept flowing at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort because of a specialized network of generators and electrical equipment that gave the rancheria temporary energy independence from the regional power grid operated by Pacific Gas and Electric. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com

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