Powering Medical Equipment
Have a plan in place

Do your medical needs require electricity? If so, make sure you have a plan in case of a power outage.

No one can predict when an outage might happen. If you depend on life-support or other medical equipment, or medication that needs to be refrigerated, it’s important to be prepared.

Owning a backup generator can give you peace of mind. Or, make sure you have a way to relocate temporarily during an extended outage. It’s also a good idea to have an outage kit and communication plan in place. The preparedness checklist in our medical needs brochure PGE can help you think through your plan.

While PGE works to restore power as quickly as possible to all customers, it is your responsibility to have a backup system and plan in place for power outages or other emergencies.

Home generators can be a convenient backup during a power outage when used correctly. Review safety tips to protect yourself and our crews.

Understand power surges and surge protection options to help prevent equipment damage.