You have a valid point. I would imagine every one of those affected with loss of power...will go and buy a generator. And there will be a fire started by one of these. Then the state will come to screw so much with that guy, that everyone sits in fear of their own generator starting a fire.
It will simply speed up the process of people to leave the state.
Just a guess, but in those areas where the power is off I would bet you can’t even buy a generator.
None of the point of sales stations, or checkouts will be working.
The 2 grocery stores here in our town keep the old cash register machines for our winter time and occasional summer time power outages.
The little town I live near in Trinity county runs off hydro power and the distribution lines run through some pretty deep forest; yes, even we have to do a LOT more tree cutting.
I’m at the end of the line and the TPUD right of way is on about 4 or 5 acres of my land, don’t like power outages and don’t like fire even more.
Have chain saw, will (already have) cut any and all trees that represent a danger.
No, the state will screw with the company that made the generator -- not enough money in an individual.
The ultimate result will be that no one will sell generators in CA any longer.