High winds, dry vegetation, and low humidity continue to elevate the risk and frequency of major wildfires across California. When these weather conditions occur in combination, your electric utility may need to temporarily shut off power to help prevent wildfires. This temporary outage is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) and while inconvenient, it is a preventative step that must be taken to help keep customers and communities safe.
If you receive electric service from PG&E, SDG&E or SCE and you own or manage a master metered, multi-family dwelling located in a Tier 2 or Tier 3 high fire-risk area, take these important steps TODAY to prepare and stay informed:
- Keep contact information current to receive PSPS alerts or, sign up to receive them if enrollment is required by your electric service provider.
- Encourage your tenants to sign up for alert notifications (they can receive PSPS Address Alerts for any address they care about, even if the electric bill is not in their name).
- Review your emergency plan and tenant roster to ensure both are current.
Sign up for alerts, view outage tips and learn more about your electric service provider’s customer care programs, including rebates for backup power devices at prepareforpowerdown.com.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Edison Company (SCE) contributed to this article.