PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
WHEN A POWER SHUTOFF HAPPENS go to this page for updates:
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Scroll down that page (link) to find locations of Community Resource Centers where devices can be charged and other COVID-safe services may be available.
To get to that same page people can also put "pge power shutoff" into the search engine on their phone, bring up the PG&E page, and click the button to "Get Current Information."
Look up your address and see an outage map - https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/
Weather awareness, zone map, definition of terms for PSPS potential (not expected, elevated, PSPS watch, PSPS warning) - pge.com/weather
FOOD SAFETY DURING AND AFTER A POWER SHUTOFF
PREPARING FOR A POWER SHUTOFF
PG&E may decide to turn off power during extreme weather or wildfire conditions. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff.The Public Safety Power Shutoff website, https://prepareforpowerdown.com/, has info on the following:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
- What can I do to prepare for a Public Safety Power Shutoff?
- What if I’m dependent on electricity for a medical device?
- What can I expect if a Public Safety Power Shutoff is going to occur?
- When will a Public Safety Power Shutoff occur? - SEE INFO BELOW
- How long will it take before power is restored?
- Additional Preparedness Resources
Visit pge.com/wildfiresafety | Phone: 1-866-743-6589
WHEN WILL A PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF OCCUR?
PG&E makes the decision to turn off power by monitoring local fire danger conditions across California and taking into consideration a combination of weather and environmental factors. These may include, but are not limited to:
·HIGH WINDS AND HIGH WIND GUSTS
·LOW HUMIDITY LEVELS
·DRY VEGETATION that could serve as fuel for a wildfire
·FIRE THREAT to electric infrastructure
·REAL-TIME OBSERVATIONS by on-the-ground field experts
·RED FLAG WARNING declared by the National Weather Service