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:
and Strong Wind Gusts
Low Humidity Levels
that could serve as fuel for a wildfire
to Electric Infrastructure
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.
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.
- 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.