Unlike most municipalities, the City of Healdsburg operates its own electric utility, and the community benefits from lower electric rates compared with PG&E.
Go here to learn what the City's Electric Department is doing to prepare for disasters such as wildfires, and what you should do prepare you and your family for public-safety power shutdowns. Questions we answer include:
- PG&E is stating that they will de-energize portions of California’s transmission systems when wildfires occur. How will this affect Healdsburg?
- How is the City preparing for the increasing threat of wildfires?
- How will the City’s electric customers know if there is a public-safety power shutdown?
The FAQs page includes practical information you can use to prepare for a power shutdown, such as:
- Keep your cell phone charged and identify back-up charging methods for phones and other electronic devices.
- If the power goes out, turn off all unnecessary appliances such as stoves, clothing iron, hair dryers, lights, and curling irons.
- Learn how to manually open your garage door or other access points of your property that rely on power.