PG&E Offers Power Outage Resources

It’s wise to invest in backup batteries, uninterruptible power supplies, and battery-powered radios  |  photo from FireSafeMarin | post by Larry Clinton

As we head into a dry fall, PG&E may need to turn off power using a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) when wildfire risk is high. When possible, in advance of an outage, PG&E will send notifications to the phone and email contacts they have on file. Update your contact information or call 1-866-743-6589 during normal business hours.

Check the PG&E resources website to see what support they offer before and during a PSPS:

  • Find out if you qualify for a free battery or generator rebate.
  • Determine if you are eligible for PG&E’s Medical Baseline Program to receive extra notifications ahead of a PSPS.
  • Access food, transportation and lodging by calling 211, texting “PSPS” to 211-211 or visiting
  • Find your Community Resource Center for basic supplies, Wi-Fi, device charging and more. Potential nearby sites include two in Marin City: St. Andrew Presbyterian Church at 101 Donohue Street, or Marin City Health & Wellness Center at 630 Drake Ave.