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Prepare for Power Down

What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

The threat of wildfires in California is real and growing. With one-quarter of SCE’s service area in high-risk fire areas, keeping our communities safe by preventing wildfires is a top priority.

One critical tool we use to prevent wildfires is the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), in which we may temporarily shut off power to your neighborhood during dangerous weather conditions to prevent our electric system from becoming a source of ignition. These safety shutoffs are a measure of last resort for keeping you and your community safe.

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Apply for Disability Disaster Access and Resources Services

We partner with the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) to support customers with disabilities, and other access and functional needs (AFN) through the Disability Disaster Access and Resources (DDAR) Program. DDAR will provide support to customers with disabilities or other AFN before, during and after a PSPS outage.

Generator and Battery Rebates

Prepare for an emergency

We are committed to helping households be ready for a Public Safety Power Shutoff. To help prepare for outages, we offer generator and battery rebates. This support is available for customers who are:

*Enter your address in SCE’s outage map to search if you are in a high fire risk area.

For Additional Assistance
Dial 211 

If you need additional assistance before, during, and after a PSPS outage, 211 offers free, confidential services that connect you to community or public assistance, emergency preparedness, food pantry, or meal delivery programs, as well as transportation, and other services. 

211 is free, confidential and available to take your call 24 hours a day.

Video Relay Service (VRS) 
Dial  1-800-402-4018

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SCE must be able to contact you in the event of an outage or other emergency. Sign up for a wide range of alerts designed to save you time, money and energy.

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