Every summer, wildfires are a threat to our homes, farms, businesses and forests. They can also cause power outages. In extreme circumstances, Idaho Power might proactively shut off power as a last resort in some areas to keep our customers, employees, equipment and the public safe. These outages, called Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), could last several hours or even days, so make sure you’re prepared.
A PSPS is the final step in Idaho Power’s prevention efforts. It is a last resort. But wildfires can cause outages outside of a PSPS event. Learn more below about PSPS events, how you can be prepared for summer outages, and what we can all do to prevent them.
Learn more about public safety power shutoffs, including a map of PSPS zones and how you can be prepared.
Know how to prepare for outages and where to go to stay informed.
We work hard to protect our equipment from wildfire and prevent outages. You can help!