San Mateo County

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May 9, 2016

PG&E Collaborates with First Responders on Emergency Preparedness

Myriad agencies protect public safety in the cluster of cities within San Mateo County. When emergencies affect the Peninsula’s 1,500 miles of power lines overhead and 2,100 miles of gas lines underground, it’s critical to have a strong relationship with the brave men and women who arrive first on the scene.

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March 29, 2016

PG&E Gas Employee Teaches CPR to Son Who Saves Classmate’s Life

Enzo Galligani was at recess at his elementary school playground when his best friend stared at him with a helpless look. After realizing his friend was choking, the 9-year-old performed the Heimlich maneuver, dislodging a piece of granola bar. It was a lifesaving technique he learned from his father, who works at PG&E where employees are certified in CPR.

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October 20, 2015

New Portable Generation Systems Keep Lights On during Power Line Work

Specialized portable generation systems are helping PG&E to keep lights on for customers while crews perform important work on power lines and substation equipment. Several recent successful pilot projects show the benefits of these generators on both large and small projects.

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April 16, 2015

PG&E Helps Illuminate Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in San Bruno

When a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial came to San Bruno, volunteers asked PG&E for a little assistance. The company was happy to help.

April 22, 2014

Cañada College Celebrates New Solar Project

Community college will use the state’s Prop. 39 funding to add solar installation in the effort to become more energy efficient.

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September 26, 2013

Helicopters Ferry Line Workers, Power Poles to Coastal Peak

Upgrading power poles and electric lines on a 700-foot coastal mountaintop sounded like a tall challenge. PG&E’s solution? High-flying electric line workers. This week in San Mateo County, two helicopters ferried line workers, tools and poles along the pole line overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It’s a project that will improve electric capacity and reliability for 6,000 coastal customers.

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April 18, 2013

First Responders Join PG&E’s National Safe Digging Month Efforts

As part of April’s National Safe Digging Month, PG&E conducted emergency responder training at its San Carlos Service Center for fire, police, and emergency services departments in San Mateo County today. Prior to the training, it was announced that a Peninsula 811 Task Force to increase the awareness of calling 811 before any digging project.

May 21, 2012

Open House to Answer Questions about Pipeline Replacement

PG&E is hosting an open house in South San Francisco to talk to residents about an upcoming pipeline replacement.

April 18, 2012

Volunteers Clear Area Near Historic Barn in San Mateo County

On Saturday (April 14), more than 65 volunteers from PG&E and Oracle joined the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) to restore Burleigh Murray Ranch, a state park property in the foothills southeast of Half Moon Bay.

December 16, 2011

PG&E Pays $148 Million in Local Taxes to Benefit Local Communities

PG&E paid more than $148 million this week to 49 California counties. The money represents full, timely payment of property taxes due for the last six months of 2011, from July 1 to December 31, in the counties where PG&E operates.

December 15, 2011

PG&E to Restore Pipeline Pressure After Safety Review

PG&E said today (Dec. 15) that it will restore normal operating pressure to three important natural gas pipelines on the San Francisco Peninsula starting next week.

November 8, 2011

Hispanic Chamber Celebrates Community Diversity

A police chief, a taxi driver and the head of a Catholic church were among residents honored at the San Mateo County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity Celebration Awards, an event sponsored by PG&E.

November 7, 2011

PG&E Making Pipeline Repairs as Necessary as Pressure Tests Continue

Since April, PG&E has conducted more than 60 pipeline pressure strength tests on more than 120 miles of gas transmission pipelines throughout its service territory.

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October 26, 2011

New Report Shows Impact as a “Green Jobs” Engine for the Bay Area

Three leaders of the Silicon Valley Smart Grid Task Force today unveiled the findings of a new report—the first of its kind—on the marked economic impact of smart grid innovation and deployment in the core Bay Area.

October 13, 2011

PG&E to Start Earthquake Retrofit Work on Gas Pipeline on San Francisco Peninsula

Since the San Bruno accident, PG&E has been rigorously inspecting, testing and replacing its gas transmission pipeline system to ensure its integrity and safety.

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