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Stanford University struggles with power outage

Stanford University has been dealing with a power outage for three days now. The power first went out on Tuesday afternoon, after a fire damaged a transmission line.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, one reason it’s taking so long to restore power is that the university’s power is now completely renewable, mostly solar, and most of the solar power comes from plants in Kern and Kings counties.

The university has some power, from generators, but does not have enough to fully turn on.