[from City of Saratoga July Newsletter]

As part of PG&E’s efforts to reduce wildfire risk, PG&E has announced their Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program. PG&E is expected to shut off power on days with a high risk of wildfire, and they suggest preparing for outages that could last longer than two days. Outages can impact any PG&E customer, regardless of whether they live in a high fire-threat area.

Before a PSPS, PG&E will aim to provide customers with 48 hours advanced notice via phone call, text or email. However, weather conditions can change quickly, and PG&E may be unable to fully execute their noticing protocols. After the extreme weather event has passed, PG&E will conduct inspections and any necessary repairs before power can be restored.

Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/PSPS to learn what you can expect and how to prepare. You can also attend PG&E’s Wildfire Safety Open House on August 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the History Club of Los Gatos, 123 Los Gatos Boulevard.