As the severity and frequency of wildfires in California continue to increase, the state’s utilities, including Southern California Edison, have implemented Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) to reduce the risk of electrical infrastructure igniting a significant wildfire. PSPS is a tool of last resort.
PSPS is authorized and regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). To reduce the community and safety impacts of PSPS, the CPUC has identified critical facilities and critical infrastructure as entities "that are essential to the public safety and that require additional assistance and advance planning to ensure resiliency during de-energization events."
Entities designated as critical facilities and critical infrastructure receive priority notice of PSPS events and may benefit from access to SCE’s secure Public Safety Partner Portal, which includes updated PSPS event information. We will work with critical facilities and critical infrastructure entities to help assess their resiliency and access to backup power.
Entities that fall within the industry sectors listed below are considered “critical facilities and infrastructure,” as defined by the CPUC.
To add your business to our designated roster of critical facilities and critical infrastructure, or if you have other questions, please contact your account manager, or send an inquiry to:
Senior Advisor, Business Customer Division
- SCE Concurrent Emergency Response System
- Customer-owned Electrical System Safety
- Residential Customer Care Programs for Public Safety Power Shutoffs
- Public Safety Power Shutoffs: How Southern California Edison Makes Decisions
Businesses that are eligible for critical facilities and critical infrastructure designation may request access to the SCE Public Safety Partner Portal.