It’s Important to be Prepared
In 2019, PG&E established a new safety protocol to proactively shutoff power to their distribution and transmission lines in an effort to prevent their equipment from starting wildfires. These events are known as PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS).
Because some distribution and transmission lines powering San José are located in wildfire prone areas outside of city limits, PG&E power shutoffs could impact everyone in San José. The power outages could last multiple days.
The City of San José and San José Clean Energy encourage residents and businesses to be aware of the potential for PG&E power shutoffs and follow PG&E steps to prepare for multi-day power outages.