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Show HN: PG&E Address Check – Alternative PG&E Outage Site (pgestatus.com)
1 point by fschmaltz 12 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

I got tired of waiting for PG&E to fix their site.

I might be in the affected area but I was unsure. It took me forever to get through to the PG&E website. It seems that they aren't doing anything to fix it so I dug into how they were making requests and hacked together a front end site really quick.

They might shut this down at anytime – and their API end point has been flakey all day – but it works by using their API for checking outages without trying to load their site.

You can view the code and file issues for the site here: https://github.com/francisschmaltz/pge-status

Demo: https://imgur.com/a/k0sRFEP

This site is hosted on DigitalOcean and results are cached with Cloudflare for 1 hour so this site might fare a little better than theirs.

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