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Posted on: May 31, 2019

What You Need to Know: PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Program

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Beginning with the 2019 wildfire season, PG&E is expanding their Public Safety Power Shutoff program to include all electric lines that pass through high fire threat areas (both distribution and transmission). The most likely electric lines to be considered for shutting off for safety will be those that pass through areas that have been designated by the CPUC as at elevated (Tier 2) or extreme (Tier 3) risk for wildfire. Because the energy system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity, any of PG&E’s electric customers could have their power shut off.


For the latest on PG&E’s wildfire safety efforts, including tips to help prepare for wildfire season, please visit pge.com/wildfiresafety. To learn more about how to prepare for a Public Safety Power Shutoff, please visit prepareforpowerdown.com. You can also view PG&E's Wildfire Safety Program Fact Sheet to learn how to be as prepared as possible.

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