Public Safety Power Shutoff Resource Page


Articles | Books | Videos | Reports | Presentations
Last Updated: 7 September 2019


Introduction

This page contains links to a variety of material on power outages and their risks. Not too much of a surprise, a long term power outage will turn into a Communication Outage, and that is why we care about power outages.

This page will be updated as additional material is identified.


Articles

Prepare for power-down
Information on preparing for a power shutoff.

Utility Wildfire mitigations plans (SB901).
California Public Utility Commission. Provides an overview of Senate Bill 901; Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans. Includes the PG&E 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plan.

Electric Power Disruption: Toolkit for Local Government
Californioa OES. CalOES guidance for local jurisdictions in preparing for electrical power outages. Dated 2012.

Fire Cameras
PGE/Nevada Seismological Laboratory. HD cameras view of the South-East Bay area.

Weather Stations
PGE and Mesowest Utah. PGE links to weather stations map display of California. Various layers and sources of weather information (see left side panel).

Past PSPS Reports to the CPUC
California Public Utility Commission. Filed reports form the utilities who have announced and/or implemented a PSPS. This link returns a list of PDF files.

GIS Open Data of California energy infrastructure
California Energy Commission.

Potential PSPS address-lookup tool
PG&E.

PGE Weather page forecasting PSPS risk
PG&E. Additional, PG&E has created a new weather awareness page that provides a 7-day outlook for public safety power shutoff potential. It has four outlook levels: Not Expected, Elevated, PSPS Watch, PSPS Warning. One thing to note is that, "This forecast is based on weather conditions and fuel moisture content only and does not include other criteria used to determine whether a PSPS may be necessary."

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Presentations

PSPS Overview and Cupertino ARES/RACES
September 2019; Presentation to Cupertino ARES and response possibilities.

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Upcoming Activities


5 Dec 2019, General Meeting
Year End Review. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Social Room, Quinlan Center   

2 Jan 2020, General Meeting
Topic: TBD. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Social Room, Quinlan Center   

6 Feb 2020, General Meeting
Topic: TBD. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Social Room, Quinlan Center   

5 Mar 2020, General Meeting
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2 Apr 2020, General Meeting
Topic: TBD. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Social Room, Quinlan Center   

11 Apr 2020, Big Bunny 5K
CARES support for this annual family friendly 5K run/walk. 7:00am to 11:00am.   

7 May 2020, General Meeting
Topic: TBD. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Social Room, Quinlan Center   

4 Jun 2020, General Meeting
Field Day, Forth of July Event Prep. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Social Room, Quinlan Center   

27 Jun 2020, Field Day!
National Amateur Radio event that promotes emergency communications preparedness. Location TBD, 8:00am to 5:00pm.   

4 Jul 2020, Fireworks Event!
CARES, CERT, and MRC support for Cupertino's annual Fireworks event. 4:45pm to 11:00pm.   

3 Sep 2020, General Meeting
Topic: TBD. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Social Room, Quinlan Center   

1 Oct 2020, General Meeting
Topic: TBD. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Social Room, Quinlan Center   

5 Nov 2020, General Meeting
Topic: TBD. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Social Room, Quinlan Center   

3 Dec 2020, General Meeting
Year-end Review. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Social Room, Quinlan Center