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What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

General emergencyFor public safety, it may be necessary for us to turn off electricity when gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, are forecasted. This is called a “Public Safety Power Shutoff” or “PSPS.”


While customers in high fire-threat areas are more likely to be affected, any of PG&E’s more than five million electric customers could have their power shut off. This is because the energy system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities, counties and regions.

General Outage

Outages could last several days

We want to work together to help our customers prepare and keep your home, family or business safe during extreme weather and possible outages. Learn more about how to prepare a safety plan.

General Notification Mobile

We need your contact information

Please make sure we have your correct email address, landline and mobile number so we can reach out to you in advance of a public safety power outage, when and where possible.

Understand how a PSPS works

Receive alerts about a PSPS

Get outage and restoration information

Access PSPS resources