Living in Southern California means living with the possibility of wildfires happening in your community. During dangerous weather conditions, SDG&E might proactively turn off power to lower wildfire risk. This is known as a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). Even though SDG&E has been working to ensure power shutoffs are smaller in size and duration, it’s still important for our customers to be ready. Here are some tips to prepare in advance for a potential PSPS:
- Consider purchasing a backup power source such as a backup portable generator, permanent standby generator or rechargeable home battery. system that uses solar – learn more at com/generator
- Update your contact info at com/notifications so that SDG&E can reach you and notify you of a possible PSPS.
- If you require electricity for a medical device, apply for SDG&E’s Medical Baseline Program at com/medical – you may qualify for a discount on your SDG&E bill.
- If you have a garage, practice how to open your garage door manually.
- Remember to pack or restock your emergency supply kit – get tips at com/wildfire-safety.
- Download SDG&E’s new app at com/pspsapp to track PSPS outages, stay informed about estimated power restoration times and find the nearest open Community Resource Centers.
For more information on what you can do before, during and after a PSPS, visit sdge.com/psps.