What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)?

During extremely hot, dry and/or windy weather conditions, power companies may need to turn off power to prevent wildfires. Called a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS or “de-energization”), it could last multiple days in many areas.

How long is a PSPS outage expected to last?

A PSPS outage will last as long as the extreme weather conditions exist that increase the risk of wildfire, plus the amount of time it takes for power company workers to inspect and repair their equipment in affected areas. It is important that you and your family are prepared for a power outage lasting 3-5 days.

More Information

PSPS Preparedness Fact Sheet (Bilingual)

Preparing for a PSPS Fact Sheet (English)

Preparing for a PSPS Fact Sheet (Spanish)