It’s Important to be Prepared

PG&E has indicated that, starting summer 2019, it may shut off power to their distribution and transmission lines 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 PSPS events could impact everyone in San José. The power outages could last as long as seven days.

The City of San José and San José Clean Energy encourage residents and businesses to be aware of the potential for PG&E PSPS events and follow PG&E steps to prepare for multi-day power outages: