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When we all conserve, outages are preventable


  • The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) decides when rotating outages are necessary to reduce demand on the power grid.
  • You may be notified by text, email and/or phone before PG&E enacts a rotating outage in your area. Outages typically last 1-2 hours.
  • Remember—all outage start times are estimates. They're meant as guidelines, not definitive schedules.
  • You can help prevent outages. This summer, discover simple ways to conserve energy, save money and help ease the burden on the power grid.

Find your block and possible rotating outage period

A rotating outage is an electric power outage that rotates from area to area, so no single neighborhood is down for very long. It’s designed to reduce demand and maintain power grid reliability. Brief outages protect against longer and larger outages.

Find your estimated shutoff time

  • If your block isn't listed in the table below, we don't expect an outage at your location.
  • Block number 50 customers are not usually included in rotating outages because they share a circuit with a hospital or other essential facility. More than 50% of customers are in block number 50. Other types of outages are still possible.
Block numberEstimated shutoff time

There are no current plans for rotating outages.

There are no current plans for rotating outages.

*In certain cases, your estimated shutoff time may be postponed an hour or more. For more information, scroll down to the FAQ.

Shutoff times can be postponed or cancelled

When demand for electricity is higher than supply, such as during a heat wave, Californians might be asked to use less energy. If enough people conserve electricity at once, rotating outages can be cancelled or postponed by an hour or more.

Frequently asked questions