What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

A “Public Safety Power Shutoff” or “PSPS” is an intentional shut off of the electricity grid for safety reasons, such as to reduce fire risk during gusty and dry weather. The electricity utility that serves the area–PG&E, for Petaluma–is the entity that calls for the PSPS.

Go to the PG&E website for information about how to plan for and respond to a PSPS.

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