Power Outage Update for Oct. 25


PG&E has announced potential planned safety power shutoffs (PSPS) throughout much of the Bay Area, including Marin County at the site of San Francisco State University’s Romberg Tiburon Campus, beginning Saturday, Oct. 26. For updates regarding a potential closure of RTC, visit eoscenter.sfsu.edu.

At this time, the city and county of San Francisco are not expected to be included in the PSPS, and San Francisco State University will remain open for classes, activities and operations.

For the most up-to-date power outage information, visit: PG&E

San Francisco State University is closely monitoring weather alerts and advisories from PG&E. We will provide updates as conditions warrant.


What is a PG&E public safety power shutoff?

For public safety, it may be necessary for PG&E to turn off electricity when gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with heightened fire risk, are forecasted. This is called a public safety power shutoff or PSPS.

When is the PG&E public safety power shutdown?

Weather conditions, including potential fire risk, have been forecast that may impact electric service to parts of the PG&E service area.  PG&E has reported that affected areas may experience power shutoffs.

Will campus be shut down?

SF State's main campus and downtown campus are not impacted and we anticipate remaining open. Please check the EOS Center website for updates regarding a potential closure of the RTC.

How will SF State communicate updates?

Should conditions change during the week, watch for SF State emails as more information becomes available. SF State’s campus alert notification system will be used if power is shutoff to the SF State campus or in the event of a campus emergency due to wildfires and related unhealthy air quality.

How will I know if PG&E decides to cut off the power?

PG&E updates can be found online here: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=632ba1ba34c14672b44cd31accb0dbae/

How can I find out if the campus is affected or if my house is affected?

You can check on the PSPS for any specific address at: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/psps-service-impact-map.page

As a supervisor, what should I do to support my team members?

We need to be flexible with employees who live in affected areas and are directly impacted by the power shutoff. We will not be requiring people to take vacation, personal or sick leave if they live in an area directly impacted.

What should I do to prepare for a power shutdown?

  • Create a safety plan for all members of your family, including pets
  • Stock up on non-perishable food
  • Prepare an emergency supply kit
  • Charge your mobile phone
  • Have flashlights ready.  Avoid using candles
  • Have a battery-powered or crank radio
  • Stock up on batteries
  • Keep cash on hand and a full tank of gas

Additional resources:

Link to PG&E

Link to SF72.org