Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) support
Resources from PG&E
To reduce the impacts of planned wildfire safety power outages, we are offering resources to help you prepare and stay safe.
Community Resource Centers
Community Resource Centers are where we provide resources in a safe location during a PSPS. Each center offers:
- ADA-accessible restrooms
- Device charging
- Air conditioning or heating (indoor centers only)
- Bottled water, snacks and other supplies
Find a Community Resource Center and learn more
Download a list of potential Community Resource Center locations (PDF, 544 KB)
View our Community Resource Center video
Medical Baseline Program
If you rely on power for medical needs, you may be eligible to receive help through the Medical Baseline Program. The program includes:
- An additional allotment of energy at the lowest price on your current rate.
- Notifications by call, text and email before a PSPS. If you do not respond, we make more attempts to notify you hourly. Or, we contact you in person until we reach you.
Learn about our Medical Baseline Program and apply
Access PSPS power resources for medical needs or assistive technology
PG&E is not responsible for providing backup power before or during a PSPS. However, qualifying customers may receive:
- No-cost, backup portable batteries
- A generator or portable battery rebate
- A free Backup Power Transfer Meter
- Refrigeration for medication
Find out if backup power is right for you and financing options
Learn about the Portable Battery Program
Safety Action Center
The Safety Action Center features information to help prepare your home, family or business for a potential PSPS. This PG&E site includes:
- Tips for creating an emergency plan
- Emergency preparedness guides and videos
- Emergency kit resources and interactive quizzes
Visit the Safety Action Center
Address Alerts can notify you about a potential PSPS at any address that’s important to you or a loved one. You do not have to have a PG&E account at the address to receive an alert. Address Alerts may be right for you if:
- You want to know about a PSPS at your home, work, school or other important location
- You are a tenant and do not have a PG&E account
- You need to stay informed about a PSPS affecting a friend or loved one
- Multiple members of your household want to be notified
Sign up for Address Alerts
Resources from PG&E and partners
Hotel accommodations and discounts
The following hotels offer discounts to PG&E customers experiencing a PSPS:
- Choice Hotels
- Hyatt Hotels
- IHG Hotels & Resorts (Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites)
- Wyndham Hotels (La Quinta, Hawthorn Suites, Ramada, Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Travelodge)
Vacancy may vary based on season and is not guaranteed. PG&E is not affiliated with these hotels and is not responsible for hotel stays. Accessible hotel stays are available for those who have disabilities and older adults.
The Disability Disaster Access and Resources (DDAR) Program offers support for older adults and people with disabilities. This support is available before, during and after a PSPS. Your local DDAR Center can help with finding accessible hotel stays during a PSPS. We encourage you to reach out to your local center before a PSPS.
Find your local DDAR Center
To provide support when it’s needed the most, we partner with the California Network of 211s. 211 is a free, confidential, 24/7 service. Get help with creating an emergency plan and finding local:
- Portable backup power resources
- ADA-accessible transportation
- Hotel accommodations
- Food and meal resources
- Bill assistance programs
To learn more, call 211, text ‘PSPS’ to 211-211 or visit 211.org.
Learn more about 211
Watch our 211 video
Food loss may be a challenge for customers during PSPS. We provide meal replacement options during and after planned safety outages to cover every county likely to be impacted. We partner with:
- Local food banks, to provide meal replacements during a PSPS and up to three days after restoration. Food replacement packages are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Some food banks may have income restrictions.
- Meals on Wheels, to deliver meals for eligible enrolled seniors.
Find a local food bank or Meals on Wheels center near you
Resources from third parties
- Find preparation tips from PG&E, other utilities and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Visit Prepare for Power Down.
- Find disaster preparedness information. Visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
- Find wildfire preparation information from CAL FIRE. Visit Ready for Wildfire.
- Find information on CPUC safety efforts. Visit CPUC wildfire information.
- Find wildfire safety information from California’s Fire Safe Council. Visit CA Fire Safe Council.
- Find climate and wildfire information. Visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
PSPS resources for those with Access and Functional Needs (AFN)
Explore PSPS resources for older adults and those with disabilities.
PSPS resources for businesses
Access PSPS support specific to businesses and critical infrastructure.
PSPS updates and alerts
Track the status of a current PSPS and learn how you’ll be notified.