While we do everything we can to prevent them, sometimes power outages happen. In the winter, storms are often the cause. And in the summer wildfire season, when extreme weather conditions warrant, we may proactively turn off power in what’s called a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).
For our Medical Certificate customers, we realize an outage of any length can be serious. To help prepare, PGE is providing Medical Certificate customers who are income-qualified and live in a high fire-risk area with a no-cost portable, backup battery device.
This is a limited offering. PGE has pre-qualified customers who are eligible. These are Medical Certificate customers living in a high fire-risk area who are income-qualified.
If you’ve been pre-qualified, we’ll send you an email and letter inviting you to enroll in the program. Because this is the first year we're offering this, it's limited to a small number of pre-qualified customers. If pre-qualified customers do not enroll within 30 days of receiving the PGE offer, PGE will offer the device reserved for you to another eligible customer.
If you believe you should be included, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If this offer is extended, PGE will keep a waitlist of potentially eligible customers.
Once you've completed your enrollment, you’ll receive your portable backup battery power station. It will be yours to keep and use to power your medical equipment if and when a power outage occurs.
The device doesn’t require much maintenance, but there are a few important steps to make sure it’s ready when you need it. Since it will belong to you, you’ll be responsible for making sure those steps are followed and that it’s properly stored and maintained. Enroll within 30 days of receiving the PGE offering to guarantee your device.
Learn more about the Goal Zero Yeti 1500X Portable Power Station