What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff?
The practice of preemptively taking power lines out of service to mitigate wildfire, commonly known as a Public Safety Power Shutoff, is taking hold in the Northwest.
When would a Public Safety Power Shutoff Occur?
Every situation is unique. Some areas UEC serves are at an increased risk of wildfires. As a last resort safety precaution, electricity could be turned off in higher risk areas during extreme weather events for public safety in an effort to prevent a fast-moving, hard to fight wildfire.
UEC monitors local fire danger conditions across our diverse service territory and takes into consideration a combination of weather and environmental factors. To view more on a Public Safety Power Shutoff, visit our website.