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Community Resource Centers

To support customers during a Public Safety Power Shutoff, Community Resource Centers (CRCs) are open in those counties impacted by an event.
We open drop-in Community Resource Centers during the day in counties impacted by a PSPS or longer outage. View the Community Resource Center video.

  • All centers provide an ADA-accessible restroom and hand-washing station, medical equipment charging, device charging, Wi-Fi, bottled water and snacks.
  • Indoor centers also offer air-conditioning or heating, seating and ice.
  • Electric vehicle charging is not available at the centers. Find an EV charging station.
  • If you need power when CRCs are closed, view the outage map to see which areas have power.
  • Learn more about support and services.

Do you rely on power to operate life-sustaining medical devices? Further support may be available in your area during a PSPS or longer outage. Please contact your local Independent Living Center.

Find participating Independent Living Centers (ILCs).

To keep our customers and communities safe, all resource centers reflect appropriate COVID-19 health considerations and federal, state, and county guidelines.

  • Facial coverings are required at indoor sites, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Supplies are handed out so customers can “grab and go” but customers may also opt to stay and charge their devices on site.
  • In instances of high demand, medical device charging will be prioritized.
  • Surfaces are regularly sanitized.
  • For the health and safety of the community, we ask customers not to visit a center if they are exhibiting any symptoms of illness.
NOTE: Community Resource Center updates are made on this page and appear on the outage map up to 15 minutes later.
Backup Power & Replacement Food
Learn more about backup power options as well as how to replace food lost during a PSPS event. Resources include the Disability Disaster Access & Resources (DDAR) program, the Portable Battery Program (PBP), food replacement via local food banks and more.
What to do before and during an outage
  • Have Key Supplies on Hand

    • Flashlights for the household
    • Battery-powered or crank radio
    • Batteries in various sizes
    • Mobile phone as backup if your landline will not work
    • Cash and a full tank of gas
  • Follow Important Safety Tips

    • Have an emergency plan in place, including pets
    • Avoid using candles during an outage
    • Know how to manually open your garage or any electric door
    • Unplug or turn off appliances & electronics to avoid damage when power is restored
    • Check on your neighbors
  • Take Precautions When Using a Generator

    • Follow all instructions
    • Test before using
    • Position where exhaust can vent safely
    • Do not run a portable generator in the rain
    • Do not store fuel inside the house