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Public Safety Power Shutoff Standard Operating Procedure Template

The Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) template was developed to help water utilities prepare, respond and recover from power shutoffs to reduce fire risks. Although there are some actions that are unique to such circumstances, most of the information is relevant to any power outages. The SOPs cover the following topics over a range of time steps spanning blue sky planning to no power to power restored.

  • Generators and Backup Power
  • Fuel
  • Communications
  • Partnerships
  • Staffing
  • Access
  • Safety

The PSPS SOP is available in two formats, PDF and docx. Utilities can customize the docx version. 

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