Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

What Is a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

Pacific Gas and Electric's (PG&E) 3-minute video explainer - Video Transcript (PDF)

During extreme weather, or other extreme fire danger conditions, California’s utility companies, including PG&E, may need to turn off power to certain areas, to reduce the risk of wildfires.  These proactive power outages are known as Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS):

The most current information regarding PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program, which includes use of proactive Public Safety Power Shutoffs, when deemed necessary due to weather and other factors, is available on their Community Wildfire Safety page.

PG&E's PSPS Forecasts, which discuss whether and where in PG&E's service territory PSPS events are being contemplated in the next 7 days, are available on their Weather Monitoring Awareness page.

When PSPS events are ongoing, information regarding locally available resources is available to Lake County residents by dialing 211.