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Public Safety Power Shutoffs

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Public Safety Power Shutoff - Am I Impacted?

Due to weather conditions that may create the potential for elevated fire risk, Public Safety Power Shutoffs are under consideration in parts of the SCE service territory. To find out if you are impacted, please refer to the chart below. If you see your community listed, click on it and you will be redirected to a map with an outline of the impacted area. For more information about Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events, please scroll down through this page where you’ll find detailed information about the process for customer notification, how to sign up for updates, and how to prepare.

Current Status, Effective: Sept. 16, 9:30 p.m.

Current Status Communities # of Customers

Power shut off due to PSPS*

No power is shut off due to PSPS event.

Inyo County (715)

Mono County** (13,809)

14,524

Under PSPS consideration

Kern County (3,316)

Los Angeles County (5,739)

San Bernardino County (7,230)

Riverside County (932)

17,217

All appropriate communications will be made notifying customers they are no longer under consideration for a Public Power Safety Shutoff at this time.
  • *Power is expected to be restored to these customers once conditions permit and crews inspect the lines and determine it is safe to re-energize.
  • *We deployed a “Community Outreach Vehicle” equipped with backup power so that customers can charge their personal mobile devices and continue to receive updates about the outage. Water and snacks are also provided to customers.
  • *The vehicle was stationed at Round Valley School, located at 300 North Round Valley Road Bishop, CA 93514, beginning on Monday morning, 9/16 and remained there until 9 p.m. It will again be stationed in that location beginning 8am on Tuesday, 9/17.
  • *We are deploying a second “Community Outreach Vehicle.” The vehicle will be stationed at Vons Shopping Center at Minaret Village Mall, located at 437 Old Mammoth Road in Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 beginning 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 9/17.
  • **Some communities are represented on multiple maps. The corresponding maps are listed next to those communities

     

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Powering Off for Wildfire Safety

When there are potentially dangerous weather conditions in fire-prone areas, we may need to call a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event. During these events, we will proactively turn off power in high fire risk areas to reduce the threat of wildfires. Turning off our customers’ power is not something we take lightly, but PSPS events are one of the ways we can better ensure the safety of the public, our customers, and our employees.  

If there is a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff in your area, we want you to be informed.

Stay Informed

Make sure your contact information is accurate and sign up to receive outage alerts.

How do PSPS events work?

When forecasts indicate elevated weather conditions, we’ll begin assessing the potential impact to affected areas. We’ll analyze historical data to help predict the likelihood of a wildfire occurring, closely monitor weather watch alerts from the National Weather Service (NWS), and place incident responders on alert, if needed. Disclaimer: Erratic or sudden onset of conditions may impact our ability to provide advanced notice to customers. 

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First Notification: 2 Days Ahead

If weather conditions warrant a possible PSPS, we will notify potentially affected customers.

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Second Notification: 1 Day Ahead

If weather conditions persist, we will notify impacted customers again.

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Third Notification: Power Shutoff

When weather conditions confirm the decision to shut off power, we will send a notification to impacted customers.

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Fourth Notification: After Restoring Power

After weather conditions return to safer levels, our field teams will check to make sure that power can be safely restored. We will send a notification telling impacted customers that power has been restored.

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Other notifications may occur as needed to keep customers informed.

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How can I find out if I live in a high fire risk area?

A PSPS event may be called if you live in an area that has been deemed as a high-fire threat area by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The CPUC has created maps to help you find out if you live in one of these affected areas.

View Maps

How can I prepare for PSPS events?

Start Planning Today

Find out how to set up an outage supply kit, prepare your home for future outages, and stay safe when an outage occurs.

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Rely on medical equipment?

If you’re a Medical Baseline customer and depend on powered medical equipment, you should plan to have a backup power source, such as an uninterruptible power supply, or a backup location in case of a power outage.

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