Public Safety Power Shutoffs

 

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Public Safety Power Shutoff - Am I Impacted?


When there is a high risk for a wildfire, we may temporarily shut off power to your neighborhood to prevent our electric system from becoming the source of ignition. See the interactive map below to search impacted areas as well as locations of our Community Crew Vehicles and Community Resource Centers. 

 

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 High Fire Risk Areas
 Served by a circuit(s) that cross into  High Fire Risk Areas

Note: Circuit(s) that are not in a High Fire Risk Area that is served by one or more circuits that cross into a High Fire Risk Area may be turned off due to a Public Safety Power Shut-Off event.

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*If your power has been shut off, we will restore power as soon as the weather conditions permit, and crews have inspected the power lines Changes to weather, line damage, and other conditions may require additional time before service can be safely restored. For status on an outage, please sign up to receive alerts.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Power may be temporarily restored as weather permits.

During a Public Safety Power Shutoff event, there may be some customers who are not impacted within the highlighted boundaries.

 


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Current PSPS Status

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Of SCE’s 5 million customers:
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Power Shutoff Under Consideration

Of SCE’s 5 million customers:
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Notes:
1) While we update the list of impacted counties regularly, real-time data may be delayed or limited as field and weather conditions are dynamic and change constantly.
2) Customer counts are calculated by circuits within each county. If a circuit is in two or more counties, the customers will be counted in each county, which will result in an overcount. Final counts for each event are available in after-event reporting, available here.

 

Customer Resources During a PSPS

SCE Community Crew Vehicles and Community Resource Centers are available to support customers during Public Safety Power Shutoffs. We provide access to our customer service team, as well as Customer Resiliency Kits, which include PSPS information, light snacks, water, small resiliency devices, and personal protective equipment. Location and hours of operation details are typically updated one day before any potential PSPS shutoffs. SCE complies with applicable COVID-19 guidelines provided by local and state health agencies. To learn more about additional resources and programs to help you prepare for emergencies or outages, click here.

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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 PSPS event. During these events, we will proactively turn off power in high fire risk areas to reduce the threat of wildfires. We recognize that PSPS events create hardships for our customers and communities, especially with so many people working and learning from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard a clear message from our customers, regulators, government officials, and public safety partners that the company must do more to reduce the need for PSPS. We are currently looking at opportunities to expedite grid hardening to reduce the need for PSPS events and the risk of wildfires.

How Do PSPS Events Work?

When forecasts indicate elevated weather conditions, we’ll begin assessing the potential impact on 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.

PSPS Notification Timeline

Planning & Monitoring

  • 4-7 Days Ahead: When we see extreme weather forecasts, we begin planning for potential PSPS.
  • 3 Days Ahead: We send initial notifications about possible power shutoff to local and tribal governments, emergency officials, first responders, hospitals, and other critical infrastructure and service providers.
  • 2 Days Ahead: We send initial notifications to customers, and update notifications to local government and agencies.
  • 1 Day Ahead: We send update notifications including any updated timing information.
  • 1-4 Hours Before: Whenever possible, we send notifications that power will be shut off.
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Outage & Restoration

  • Power Shutoff: We send notifications that power has been shut off.
  • Preparing for Re-energization: We send notifications before re-energization occurs. Field crews inspect equipment to determine it is safe to restore power.
  • Power Restoration: We send notifications that power has been restored.
  • PSPS All Clear: We send notifications to customers on circuits that are no longer being considered for PSPS.
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Disclaimer: Erratic or sudden onset of conditions may impact our ability to provide advanced notice to customers. Other notifications may occur as needed to keep customers informed.

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