Use the PSPS planning map to help you prepare


To help our customers and communities prepare for a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), we’ve developed a map to use as a key planning resource. Use it to learn where a PSPS event may be more likely to happen and to view past PSPS events in your area.


How to use the map


Enter your address or the name of a city or county in the search box on the map to see:

  • If your location may be more likely to experience a PSPS event this year
  • The number of past PSPS events per year at your location and the year-over-year change

This map was last updated 07/13/21.


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Please note: The information in this map is intended only to provide a general estimate regarding potential locations that may be impacted by a PSPS event should one become necessary. Weather and ground conditions affecting a possible PSPS event can change quickly and the actual impact of a future PSPS event is uncertain. During an actual PSPS event, we will provide active PSPS event maps that customers can access on our PSPS updates page.



Map enhancements planned for fall 2021


The map will be updated in fall 2021 to also display PG&E wildfire safety improvements, including:


  • Temporary microgrids use generators to keep the electricity on. These microgrids can safely provide electricity to areas that are safe to keep energized during a PSPS event.
  • System hardening includes strengthening the electric system with stronger poles, covered power lines and targeted undergrounding of electric lines to further reduce wildfire risks and better withstand severe weather. Learn more about system hardening.
  • Enhanced vegetation management addresses trees and other vegetation located near power lines that could cause a wildfire or power outage in high fire-threat areas. Learn more about enhanced vegetation management.
  • Sectionalizing devices separate the electric grid into smaller sections allowing us to de-energize targeted areas during severe weather and fire conditions.
  • Transmission line switches redirect power and help keep communities energized if it is safe to do so during PSPS events. This keeps the power on for more customers.


Additional resources


Learn more about our community wildfire safety improvement progress

View Wildfire Safety Webinars and events

If you have any questions, please email wildfiresafety@pge.com.