Public Safety Power Shutoffs occur when there is an increased risk of wildfire ignition. Risk factors include dry vegetation, low humidity, and high winds. PG&E follows guidance from the National Weather Service and the California Independent Systems Operator as well as our own internal meteorology department to determine if and when we need to issue a PSPS. Our number one priority is to keep California residents safe; issuing a PSPS is not our first choice and we always will work to restore customers impacted as quickly and safely as possible.
Visit our Why PSPS Events Occur page for more information on why PSPS events occur.