Tips & Trends: Getting Ready for PSPS
As part of PG&E’s wildfire safety efforts, PG&E is expected to turn off the power on days with a high risk of wildfire as part of its Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program. Prepare now by making sure PG&E has your current contact information to receive an alert prior to a PSPS event.
If you qualify as a medical baseline customer, you will get extra notifications in advance of a PSPS event as well as a lower rate on your energy bill. In the past, outages have lasted multiple days so when you make your evacuation plans, consider staying with family or friends outside the affected area, especially if you rely on powered medical devices.
If you'd like to install an emergency generator, you can apply for an over-the-counter building permit by submitting a site plan of your property with the proposed location of your generator. Property line setbacks vary depending on your property’s zone district. For more information, visit www.saratoga.ca.us/generator