Public Safety Power Shutoffs

Public Safety Power Shutoffs

Extreme fire danger conditions may threaten portions of the electric distribution system serving a community. Under direction of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), investor owned utilities like PG&E have been directed to turn off the power in the interest of public safety. These events are known as Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). These events could affect more than 5 million electric customers in PG&E territory.

Placer County itself has Tier 2 and Tier 3 high hazard fire zones and so may be especially prone to these PSPS events. Pioneer, in support of public safety and taking care of the residents and businesses it serves, is providing a consolidated list of resources and information about being prepared for PSPS events.

Getting PSPS Event Notices

PG&E will notify residents and businesses ahead of time if possible that a PSPS event may happen. Make sure your contact information with PG&E is up to date to receive these alerts.

If you do not have a PG&E account (those who have submeters like in many mobile home parks), you can sign up for PSPS alerts by zip code.

If you cannot access the Internet, you may call 1-877-900-0743 to enroll for PSPS alerts by zip code.
You may unenroll from ZIP Code notifications at any time by calling 1-888-611-1743.

Stay up on the weather and see how it affects the call for PSPS events with the real-time weather portal. You can view real-time weather information, live video and PSPS forecasts.

For the latest PSPS information visit PG&E’s Current PSPS Event Page.

For other Placer County specific disaster information and preparation resources, visit Placer’s Office of Emergency Services.

Information about PSPS

PSPS events may last for several days. Prepare yourself, your home, your business and your family.

California Response Page – Features PSPS, Wildfire and additional information.

Statewide Prepare for Power Down Website

Emergency Supply Kit Checklist (pdf)

Visit the Safety Action Center for more helpful hints about preparing for PSPS events.

About Generators

Backup electric generators can be part of your response plan for PSPS or other power outage events. Here are some tips for generator safety.

Additional Resources

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