REMINDER: Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff for Parts of Goleta Beginning Tonight (10/20)
We want to remind everyone that a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for parts of Goleta could begin tonight, Sunday, October 20. Southern California Edison (SCE) may shut off the power anytime from 6:00 p.m. - midnight (subject to change due to weather conditions). The outage itself could last more than 48 hours.
SCE's potential outage zone includes two circuits within the City of Goleta: Ace and Trump circuits. Both circuits lie next to each other and cover neighborhoods mostly north of the 101 between freeway exits Los Carneros and Winchester Canyon/Hollister Avenue. If you live in this area, please view the potential areas affected on SCE's maps: Ace Circuit Map and Trump Circuit Map. You can also check if your home is in the area using the Public Safety Power Shutdown Interactive Map. If you live in these areas, NOW is the time to make sure you are prepared in case your power is shut off on this evening (10/20).
The rest of Goleta is not under consideration at this time. The City is closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates that pertain to Goleta as it becomes available.
Information is also available on the SCE website: www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps.
SCE developed a plan to shut off power when high risk weather could start a wildfire. The Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) could lead to multi-day power outages during periods of extremely hot, dry, and/or windy weather. A PSPS outage will last as long as the potentially dangerous weather conditions exist, plus the amount of time it takes for power company workers to inspect and repair their equipment in the affected area(s). Residents need to prepare for a power outage that could last 3-5 days.
Here are some helpful resources:
- Santa Barbara County One-Sheet: Preparing for a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Santa Barbara County
- City of Goleta Website: Multi-Day Power Outages
- Santa Barbara County Public Health Department: Health Considerations for Persons Dependent on Electricity and Food Safety Guidelines