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Making wildfire safety outages even more effective
We are continuing to evolve and improve to reduce the impacts of wildfire safety outages. This includes listening to our customers and offering more information and better support. We’re also taking steps to reduce the size, length and frequency of outages.
Minimizing the impact of PSPS
- Refining how we target shutoffs
- Using microgrids to help keep the power on
- Offering better support options before, during and after a PSPS
- Getting the power back on faster
Reducing the need for EPSS
- Adjusting the sensitivity of settings or turning off the settings when it is safe to do so
- Installing new technology to quickly identify power outage locations
- Improving our patrols to turn power back on faster
- Trimming trees and installing animal guards to help prevent hazards
Using multiple layers of protection
- Undergrounding 10,000 miles of powerlines
- Installing stronger poles and covered lines for a safer system
- Installing microgrids to keep the power on
- Keeping trees and vegetation away from powerlines
We know how difficult it is to be without power. That’s why we are working hard to reduce outages and support you if they happen.
Wildfire preparedness and support
Wildfires can happen at any time.
Our decision-making guide demonstrates how we assess wildfire risk. It also describes the advanced safety tools we use to prevent wildfires.
Outages and restoration times
Get the latest updates on when power will be restored.
At PG&E, nothing is more important than safety.
Community Wildfire Safety Program (CWSP)
Find out how er are making our system safer and more reliable.
When we all conserve, outages are preventable.