SDG&E Warns of Potential Power Shutoffs

Due to elevated fire weather conditions and forecasted Santa Ana winds, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has notified backcountry residents that it may have to turn off power to reduce wildfire risk in the coming days.


The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 12 p.m. today through 8 p.m. Wednesday for inland Orange County and San Diego County valleys and mountains. Moderate strength Santa Ana winds are expected to arrive today, peak Wednesday in strength, and become weak to moderate through Thursday.  In preparation, SDG&E has activated its Emergency Operations Center to monitor conditions 24/7 and has organized personnel and pre-staged materials and equipment for response.

SDG&E is committed to providing our customers with as much notice as possible as the situation changes. We are leveraging multiple means to provide customers with updates, including automated phone calls, text messages, emails, our website (, local news outlets and social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).

Where to Learn More

  • For information about PSPS and a list of areas at risk, visit
  • To ensure customers are not surprised when the weather changes and becomes dangerous quickly, SDG&E recently released a new PSPS app, which is available on The App Store and Google Play or Features of the App include the capability to save up to five locations and a tab with additional information and resources.

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