Up-To-Date Public Safety Power Shutoff Information

SDG&E is actively monitoring the potential for high fire risk weather conditions. These conditions may require SDG&E to turn off power for public safety.



Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

California’s climate conditions have extended our fire season to a year-round battle against the possibility of stronger and faster fires then we’ve seen in our history. We are proud to partner with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to build awareness and support our community during possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).

What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)?

If high fire risk weather conditions threaten our electrical system, SDG&E may need to temporarily turn off electricity, to prevent unnecessary wildfire triggers. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff, or PSPS. Every situation is unique and SDG&E will monitor local environmental conditions as well as weather conditions including:


High Winds

and Strong Wind Gusts

Low Humidity Levels

Dry Vegetation

that could serve as fuel for a wildfire

Fire Threat

to Electric Infrastructure


Real-Time Observations
by a state-of-the-art weather sensor network


Red Flag Warning
declared by the National Weather Service


This is a carefully considered decision with many critical factors taken into account and always as a last resort.

Public Safety Power Shutoff Policies and Procedures

Wildfire Safety Advancements

Wildfire Emergency Preparedness

Take steps to prepare for a wildfire now.

Emergency Kit Essentials

Prepare an emergency kit ahead of time.

Power Outage Safety Tips

Know what to do before a power outage occurs.

Power Outage Emergency Kit

In a power outage, have an emergency kit ready.

Community Resource Centers

A Public Safety Power Shutoff can last until fire risk conditions are no longer a threat. SDG&E may open Community Resource Centers in affected areas.
These facilities serve as locations where impacted residents can go to get preparedness materials, ice, water, snacks, car power inverters, small solar-powered batteries and radios, and get up-to-date information on outages.


How You Can Prepare

While PSPS events are more likely to occur in high fire-risk areas, everyone should be prepared with a plan in the event of a fire or other emergency. Find more information and resources in SDG&E’s Wildfire Safety Newsletter.

PSPS/Wildfire Safety Flyer


  • Have a personal safety plan in place for every member of your household (including pets).
  • Plan for any medical needs like medications that need to be refrigerated or devices that require power.
  • Build or restock your emergency supply kit, including food, water, flashlights, a radio, fresh batteries, first aid supplies and cash.
  • Identify backup charging methods for phones.
  • Learn how to manually open your garage door
  • If you own a backup generator, ensure it is ready to safely operate.

You can sign up for PSPS voice, text, and email notifications through SDG&E. They will attempt to notify you up to 48 hours before power is shut off and as more information is available.


Alerts by SDG&E

SDG&E’s PSPS mobile app helps you get information and updates on potential and active PSPS events.

You can track outage statuses, find Community Resource Centers near you, and get real-time estimated restoration times. View the Alerts by SDG&E flyer here.

You can also follow SDG&E on social media.


Related Resources

Prepare for Power Down

California Public Utilities Commission

County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services