Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)
PSPS Resources Application
CID partnered with the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) within the PG&E service area to support people with disabilities and older adults during the activation of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event or other emergency. The goal is to enable them to remain safe while independent in their residences and communities. We are coordinating various programs for those who depend on power for durable medical equipment or for their livelihood.
CID is available to assist in these major ways:
Medical Baseline Enrollment
CID can assist clients enroll in the PG&E Medical Baseline Program. This is not an income-based program. If you or someone in your community requires the use of a medical or life support device due to a disability or health condition, we can help you apply for PG&E's Medical Baseline Program: If approved, clients receive a lower rate on their monthly energy bill as well as extra notifications in advance of a Public Safety Power Shutoff.
Disaster Kits & Training
CID can also help individuals put together a disaster plan. Emergencies, including power shutoffs, can interrupt your normal routine and support systems. Planning ahead will increase your safety.
- Apply for an Emergency Kit
- Fill Out A Virtual Individualized Emergency Planning Consult
- CID Emergency Plan Template
Portable Battery Program
The program will enable CID to provide access to backup portable batteries to qualifying customers who use electrical medical devices. Individuals who use life-sustaining electrical support will be our highest priority and supplies are limited.
Other Emergency Resources
If you rely on power to operate life-sustaining medical devices, CID may be able to assist in covering the costs associated with accessible transportation, lodging and food during an emergency during a PSPS event.
Improve Home Health & Energy Efficiency
Refer you to other local programs to increase the comfort of your home while reducing your utility bills, like Peninsula Clean Energy's offerings that improve the energy efficiency, health, and safety of your home.
You may also download the PSPS flyer and share with others!