Public Safety Power Shutoffs

Current PSPS Alerts by PG&E

Due to windy weather conditions, PG&E plans on shutting off the power for 36,952 customers within our service area beginning first thin the morning of 10/9/19. PG&E states that outages could last for multiple days. All but six affected customers reside within Santa Cruz County.
A community resource center will be open for the public during daylight hours only. Restrooms, bottled water, electronic-device charging and air-conditioned seating for up to 100 will be available: Twin Lakes Church 2701 Cabrillo College Dr, Aptos, CA 95003 PG&E expects to begin turning off power in some areas early Wednesday, just after midnight. The power will be turned off to communities in stages, depending on local timing of the severe wind conditions, beginning with counties in the northern part of the state.
Estimated time of restoration
Overall, based on the latest weather forecasts and models, PG&E anticipates that this weather event will last through midday Thursday, with peak winds forecasted from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning and reaching 40 to 55 mph, with isolated gusts up to 60 to 70 mph. Before restoring power, PG&E must inspect its equipment for damage and make any necessary repairs. That process cannot begin until the severe weather event has subsided. Given the prolonged period during which the wind event will unfold, and the large number of power line miles that will need to be inspected before restoration, customers are being asked to prepare for an extended outage.


Santa Cruz County:

36,946 accounts

San Benito County:

3 accounts

Monterey County

3 accounts

Click here for map of impacted areas. (Please note, PG&E’s PSPS website has been down most of today.) 

For more information visit or call 1-800-743-5002.