When could a Public Safety Power Shutoff Happen?
During fire season (typically May–October) there may be emergency situations or weather conditions that prompt BPA to de-energize transmission lines to minimize the risk of igniting or spreading wildfires.
What will happen during a Public Safety Power Shutoff?
BPA transmission lines that deliver electricity to our substations will be de-energized. As a result, Salem Electric members would be without power.
How will I be notified of a Public Safety Power Shutoff?
Salem Electric will notify and update members about the PSPS by phone, email, text message, social media, and website alerts. Members should verify that SE has their current email address and mobile phone number by accessing their account online, calling our office, or emailing EmergencyAlerts@SalemElectric.com with their name, service address, and phone number.
How long will a PSPS last?
Depending on the severity of the weather and/or wildfire conditions, power outages could last several hours or multiple days. Salem Electric members should be prepared to be without power for several days.