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Posted on: October 26, 2019

What You Should Know When a Public Safety Power Shut Off Occurs

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To protect residents during extreme weather events, electric power may be shut off by Southern California Edison (SCE) in an effort to prevent a wildfire. So SCE can notify you, you should update your contact information with them today!

As a safety precaution, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE) and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) monitor local fire danger and extreme weather conditions across California and evaluate whether to turn off electric power. The decision and action to turn off power is made by each individual energy company and is based on a combination of factors. Factors include, but are not limited to high winds, low humidity, dry vegetation, fire threat, on-the-ground observations, and public safety risk.

While Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events are more likely to occur in high fire-risk areas, all Californians could be impacted by emergency events and need to be prepared with a plan. Customers should also update their contact information with their energy company so they can receive notifications.

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