Be prepared and stay safe if the power goes out

We’re committed to delivering safe, reliable power energy to our customers. Sometimes there are situations beyond our control such as storms, traffic accidents, wildfire threats, and damage to power lines. We work to restore power as quickly as possible after these events.

We know being without power is inconvenient, and we’re committed to early alerts and quick responses. To help minimize the inconvenience of an outage, we encourage you to:

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Power out? Report an outage

Stay in the know when your power goes out by reporting and tracking estimated restoration times.

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Public Safety Power Shutoff

PSPS is a tool of last resort to help prevent wildfires. Find out how they work and how to prepare.

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Report outage

How power gets restored

When outages happen, there is a process we follow that depends on several factors.

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Alerts and advisories

Alerts and updates for widespread power outages, severe weather events or other significant

How power is restored

Electric safety

If you come across a downed utility wire of any kind, always assume it’s energized.

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Storm safety

Rain and strong winds are a regular part of living in Western Washington. Will you be ready?

Get additional updates on storm preparedness, restoration efforts, safety tips and more via Twitter

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Follow us @PSETALK

Official Twitter account for Puget Sound Energy. Washington state's largest energy utility. Power out? Report and track on our mobile app

Sumas Powerlines Down Highway 547

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Visit PSE on Flickr

Visit PSE on Flickr for images of storm damage and repairs.