Nothing is more important to PG&E than keeping our customers and communities safe.
Extreme weather events are causing unprecedented and unanticipated wildfires. In 2017 alone, California confronted more wildfires than ever before. We’ve already enhanced our efforts to reduce wildfire risks in response to this changing environment. And we are partnering now to do even more.
Working with customers, community leaders and first responders, our Community Wildfire Safety Program implements additional precautionary measures intended to reduce wildfire risks and strengthen our communities for the future.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) worked with CAL FIRE and other utility and public-safety experts to develop a High Fire-Threat District Map, adopted in January 2018. The map identifies areas across California that have the highest likelihood of a wildfire impacting people and property, and where additional action may be necessary to reduce wildfire risks.
For public safety, it may be necessary for us to temporarily turn off electricity to neighborhoods or communities in high fire-threat areas when extreme fire danger conditions occur. We know how much our customers rely on reliable electric service and would only consider temporarily turning off power in the interest of safety, and as a last resort.
You may also call 1-866-743-6589.
If we need to turn off power, we will attempt to contact customers in advance to ensure enough time to prepare. We will also provide updates until power is restored.
Take these steps to prepare for wildfire season and a potential public safety power shutoff.
For more information on preparing your family and home for wildfires, visit:CAL FIRE Ready for Wildfire