We understand the importance of keeping the lights on, especially given the current stay-at-home orders. We are determined to do everything possible to address both the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of wildfires. Our goal is to keep you safe and Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events are an important tool in doing so.
All PG&E Community Resource Centers and cooling centers follow state and county guidelines to mitigate COVID-19, including the enforcement of face coverings, temperature checks, social distancing and other precautions.
We have the following resources available to support you throughout a PSPS.
In areas affected by a shutoff, PG&E opens daytime Community Resource Centers. Each center offers an ADA-accessible restroom and hand-washing station, basic medical equipment charging, device charging, Wi-Fi and other amenities.
Do you rely on electrical power for medical needs? Find out if you qualify for the Medical Baseline program, how to sign up and the benefits of the program.
Will you need extra help during a Public Safety Power shutoff?
If you or someone you know has a disability, or requires accessibility, financial or language support, PG&E has partnerships to provide resources to those who need them most.
Resources for those with accessibility, financial, language and aging needs
Find out if a generator or other form of backup power is right for you, discover backup power options and learn about financing options.
- For joint preparation tips from PG&E, other California utilities and the California Public Utilities Commission, visit Prepare for Powerdown.
- For disaster preparedness information, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
- For wildfire preparation information from CAL FIRE, visit Ready for Wildfire
- For information on California Public Utilities Commission safety efforts, visit CPUC wildfire information.
- For wildfire safety and protection information from California’s Fire Safe Council, visit CA Fire Safe Council.
- For climate and wildfire information, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Find out what we’re doing to reduce the impacts of a PSPS.
Find out how to prepare for an upcoming PSPS and safety tips if your power is shut off.
Find the status of a current PSPS event, sign up for PSPS alerts and learn how and when you’ll be notified by us in the event of a PSPS.