October 2019 PSPS Events



Public Safety Power Shut-off (PSPS) events were called by utilities in October 2019.

The CPUC, CalOES, and CAL FIRE monitored the PSPS events, including embedding staff at utility Emergency Operations Centers for direct observation and to facilitate coordination. If you need information on disaster relief protections for customers of affected areas during any state of emergency, please read our blog.


CPUC Actions

On Nov. 13, 2019, the CPUC opened an investigation to examine recent utility PSPS events and consider enforcement actions.

On Nov. 13, 2019, the CPUC announced Actions to Hold Communications Companies Accountable and Increase Public Safety.

On Oct. 28, 2019, the CPUC announced Additional Decisive Actions to Hold Utilities Accountable and Increase Public Safety.


Utility October 2019 Post PSPS Event Reports





Phase 2 of the CPUC's proceeding to address additional aspects of the utilities' PSPS processes and practices and to expand upon the guidelines adopted in Phase 1.

Send your comments on the proceeding to public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov and refer to proceeding number R.18-12-005.


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