For public safety, PG&E has begun to turn off electricity when gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, are forecasted. This is called a “Public Safety Power Shutoff” or “PSPS.”
While customers in high fire-threat areas are more likely to be affected, any of PG&E’s more than 5 million electric customers could have their power shut off.
PG&E has warned that these outages could last for several days per event, so it is important for residents and businesses to engage in preparedness actions for these events to minimize the impact of being without power for several days at a time.
The following is a collection of resources to help residences and businesses prepare for a Public Safety Power Shutoff: