Planning maps for government agencies, first responders and critical facilities


The files below are meant for planning purposes only, to use when there is no active Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event. When there is a potential PSPS event or a PSPS event in progress, you can find event specific maps for the areas affected on our event map page for partners and government officials.


PSPS planning maps


Because the energy system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities, counties and regions, any of PG&E's more than five million electric customers could have their power shut off, even if they do not live or work in an area experiencing high winds or other extreme weather conditions.


Customers in high fire-threat areas are more likely to experience a PSPS event. The following PSPS planning maps show the areas that are more likely to be shut off for safety when gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, are forecasted to threaten a portion of the electric system. The planning maps show areas served by distribution and lower-voltage transmission-level (70kV and below) lines that pass through elevated (Tier 2) or extreme (Tier 3) fire-threat districts as designated by the California Public Utilities Commission. Please be sure to check back for more information as these planning maps will be refined and updated throughout the year.


The information displayed on and available through this webpage is intended only to provide customers with a general estimate regarding potential locations that may be impacted by a PSPS should one become necessary. Conditions affecting a possible PSPS can change quickly. Actual outage areas for a PSPS will be based on conditions existing during a particular event.


During a PSPS event, more information will be available at pge.com/pspsupdates.



On the PSPS planning maps, what does the yellow/blue highlighting indicate?


The areas highlighted in yellow (PDF) or blue (GIS) are those that are more likely to be turned off for safety when gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, are forecasted to threaten a portion of the electric system. The planning maps show areas served by distribution and lower-voltage transmission-level (70kV and below) lines that pass through elevated (Tier 2) or extreme (Tier 3) fire-threat areas as designated by the California Public Utilities Commission. Because the energy system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities, counties and regions, any of PG&E’s more than five million electric customers could have their power shut off, even if they do not live or work in an area experiencing high winds or other extreme weather conditions.



On the PSPS planning maps, what does it mean if my community is shown in white?


The areas in white are those that are less likely to be turned off for safety when gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, are forecasted to threaten a portion of the electric system serving their community. Because the energy system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities, counties and regions, any of PG&E's more than five million electric customers could have their power shut off, even if they do not live or work in an area experiencing high winds or other extreme weather conditions.


PSPS map file instructions


  • Unzip or extract all content from the zip file into one destination folder on your computer.
  • Open GIS file(s) using any geographic information system (GIS) tool that supports KMZ and/or shapefiles, such as Google Earth Pro or ESRI ArcGIS.


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Download PSPS Planning Map Shapefiles (ZIP, 1.2 MB)

Download PSPS Planning Map KMZ file (KMZ, 683 KB)