For more than 15 years, 211 San Diego and SDG&E have worked hand in hand to leverage innovative approaches and partnerships to keep our region safe. California’s climate conditions have extended our fire season to a year-round battle against the possibility of stronger and faster fires then we’ve seen in our history. We are proud to partner with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to build awareness and support our community during possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).
If high fire-risk weather conditions threaten our electrical system, SDG&E may need to temporarily turn off electricity, to prevent unnecessary wildfire triggers. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff, or PSPS. Every situation is unique and SDG&E will monitor local environmental conditions as well as weather conditions including:
and Strong Wind Gusts
to Electric Infrastructure
by a state-of-the-art weather sensor network
that could serve as fuel for a wildfire
declared by the National Weather Service
While PSPS events are more likely to occur in high fire-risk areas, everyone should be prepared with a plan in the event of a fire or other emergency. Find more information and resources in SDG&E’s Wildfire Safety Newsletter.
You can sign up for PSPS voice, text, and email notifications through SDG&E. They will attempt to notify you up to 48 hours before power is shut off and as more information is available.