Local: Sacramento Valley


April 24, 2017

PG&E Upgrading Power Lines along Highway 45

PG&E is upgrading more than two miles of power lines along Highway 45 in Glenn County to improve safety and electric reliability in the area.

April 4, 2017

PG&E Installing Transformer to Improve Electric Reliability

PG&E is working near the corner of Grant Avenue and Pine Street in Oroville to install an underground transformer that will enable faster power restoration to 626 nearby Oroville homes and businesses.

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April 3, 2017

PG&E’s Wise Powerhouse Marks 100 Years of Operation

PG&E’s Wise Powerhouse began operating March 4, 1917 and shows no signs of slowing down after 100 years. Equipped with a Francis-type turbine built by the Pelton Water Wheel Company of San Francisco, the powerhouse is capable of generating 14 megawatts and passing 393 cubic feet of water per second.

March 2, 2017

PG&E to Fly Low in Yuba, Butte Foothills to Check for Drought-stricken Trees

PG&E will fly low by helicopter in the hills of Butte and Yuba counties next week to check for drought-stricken trees near power lines.

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February 22, 2017

PG&E Inspects Power Lines in Fire-Prone Areas Two Times a Year

Five years of drought, pest infestations and warmer temperatures are transforming some of California’s beloved landscape. The total number of dead trees in the state since 2010 stands at 102 million. Now PG&E continues to use helicopters to inspect power lines and identify dead trees, work that can help reduce the risk of wildfires.

February 21, 2017

PG&E Donates to Food Bank Stretched Thin from Oroville Dam Evacuations

The food bank, which serves eight counties, helped feed evacuees even though its main warehouse was in the evacuation area and many of its own employees also had leave their homes earlier this month.

February 21, 2017

PG&E Flying Low in Shasta County to Check for Drought-stricken Trees

PG&E is using a contract helicopter service to fly foresters to check for trees weakened by the drought. Weakened trees and branches can fall into power lines, leading to outages and even wild land fires.

February 14, 2017

After Mass Evacuation in Oroville, PG&E Urges Customers to Make an Emergency Plan

With the recent evacuation of nearly 200,000 near Lake Oroville recently evacuated due to potential flooding, PG&E reminds customers the importance of having an emergency plan in place in the event of a disaster.

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January 13, 2017

IT Employees Help Deliver Oxygen Tanks to Homeowner during Storm

Two PG&E IT telecommunication technicians were on assignment during the storm that battered Northern California this week. It was important work but an even more pressing need took priority as they drove in heavy snow.

January 13, 2017

PG&E Installs Technology to Improve Electric Reliability in Los Molinos

The new, pole-mounted SCADA devices being installed will help improve electric reliability and benefit more than 4,000 homes, farms and businesses in the Los Molinos area about 25 miles northwest of Chico.

January 6, 2017

PG&E Upgrading Natural Gas Pipes Along Chico’s Midway

The upgrade work will help to increase natural gas capacity for J.M. Smucker Company’s new food processing facility. The work will also help enhance safety and reliability as well as meet customer demands for more energy.

December 30, 2016

PG&E to Fly Low in Glenn, Colusa Counties to Check for Drought-stricken Trees

PG&E will fly low by helicopter in the hills and mountains of eastern Glenn and Colusa counties on Tuesday (Jan. 3) to check for drought-stricken trees near power lines.

December 21, 2016

PG&E Takes Part in California Economic Summit Discussion on Preparing Tomorrow’s Workers

Dinyar Mistry, PG&E’s senior vice president of human resources, took part in a panel discussion at the California Economic Summit in Sacramento and provided input on how to better prepare tomorrow’s workers for jobs.

December 20, 2016

PG&E to Increase Flows Below Lake Britton Dam along Pit River

PG&E will increase water flows on the Pit River below the Lake Britton Dam from early January through mid-April 2017.

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December 19, 2016

PG&E Employees Spread Seasonal Magic to Needy Families

PG&E employees donated gifts for more than 400 children in the greater Sacramento area and Auburn this year, supporting the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, which provides new clothing and toys to children of struggling families.

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