A Public Safety Power Shutoff, also called a PSPS, occurs in response to severe weather. PG&E will turn off power to help prevent wildfire and keep communities safe. Multiple factors are at play when deciding to turn off your power and we take the decision very seriously.

Although you may not live or work in a high fire-threat area or an area experiencing high winds, your power may be shut off if your home or business relies on a line that runs through an area with severe weather. Power lines aren’t always connected according to neighborhood, so your power could stay on, while a neighborhood across the street could be turned off. To learn more about PSPS, go to the PG&E website

PSPS Timeline: 

Severe Weather Forecasted

PSPS Outage Watch (Outages likely)

PSPS Outage Warning (Outages required) 

Prepare for a PSPS

A PSPS means you could be without power for several days. We know it will be a hardship and want to help you prepare in advance. Use the following tips to get ready for, and stay safe during, a PSPS. Go to the PG&E Website for more information on how to Prepare for a PSPS.

PG&E Medical Baseline program: 

The Medical Baseline Program, also known as Medical Baseline Allowance, is an assistance program for residential customers who depend on power for certain medical needs. 

Some examples of qualifying medical conditions: 

  • paraplegic, hemiplegic, or quadriplegic condition
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Life threatening illness or compromised immune system 
  • Asthma and/or sleep apnea 

Some examples of qualifying medical devices: 

  • Motorized wheelchair/scooter
  • IPPB or CPAP machines
  • Respirators
  • Hemodialysis machine

For more information check out the program on the PG&E website.