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How PG&E is improving Public Safety Power Shutoffs in 2020. Smaller, shorter, smarter. PG&E is working to make PSPS events smaller, shorter and smarter, by: Installing over 600 devices that redirect power to limit the size of outages Using more than 765 advanced weather stations to pinpoint where severe weather is most likely to occur 1 2 Adding backup generation in some high fire-threat communities to keep the lights on Nearly doubling our helicopter fleet from 35 to 65 and adding more field crews to cut restoration time in half compared to 2019 Upgrading our Community Resource Centers (while following COVID-19 health guidelines such as the use of masks and social distancing) by providing water, snacks, and other resources 3 4 5 To learn more ways to prepare for a Public Safety Power Shutoff, visit safetyactioncenter.pge.com “PG&E” refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. ©2020 Pacific Gas and Electric Company. All rights reserved. Paid for by PG&E shareholders. PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF (PSPS) is a statewide effort to prevent wildfires by proactively turning off power to communities when severe weather is forecast. As California battles historic wildfires, a Public Safety Power Shutoff is just one of many tools that PG&E uses to help keep customers and communities safe.