Plan in advance to be without electricity


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A Public Safety Power Shutoff could impact any of our more than 5 million electric customers, including you. Because extreme weather can last several hours or days, we suggest preparing for outages that could last longer than 48 hours. Take action now to be prepared.

Do you depend on electricity for medical needs?

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Be ready to act if PG&E notifies you that a shutoff is possible. Keep emergency phone numbers handy and consider staying with a friend or relative during an outage. Check with local authorities regarding available resources. For more information, visit Prepare for Power Down.


If you or someone in your household does require the use of a medical or life support device to treat ongoing medical conditions, apply for PG&E's Medical Baseline Program. If your device qualifies for the program, you'll receive a lower rate on your monthly energy bill and receive extra notifications in advance of a Public Safety Power Shutoff.