In order to reduce the risk of wild fires, energy companies like PG&E will turn off power in certain areas during times of extreme fire danger. This type of power outage is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff, or PSPS. Scroll down for info about what to do before, during, and after a PSPS.
Public Safety Power Shutoff
A Power Shutoff could occur with little notice and last for hours or even days. Because the electric system is so connected, Petaluma could experience a Power Shutoff even if there is not a high fire risk in our immediate area.
The City of Petaluma is working hard to make sure our systems and staff are prepared for a Power Shutoff. We ask that you do the same for yourself, your family, your business, and your neighborhood.
Don’t wait for a power shutoff to happen and hope for the best. Get prepared NOW. Help your neighbors and friends–particularly those with medical needs that require electricity–get prepared, too.
Click the links below for online and printed resources with information about the Public Safety Power Shutoff program and emergency preparedness in general. Then attend a Power Shutoff educational event, such as a PG&E Open House in Santa Rosa on June 27 or a presentation to City Council on July 15.