Local: Sacramento Valley

June 22, 2017

PG&E Completes Parking Area for Whitewater Recreation

PG&E has completed construction of a parking area for whitewater enthusiasts along the North Fork Feather River in Plumas County. The purpose of the new parking area is to create safer access to the river during whitewater higher flow events.

June 20, 2017

PG&E, Wheatland Little League Partner on Ball Park Improvements

As baseball season wrapped up, Wheatland’s little league team celebrated recent improvements to its home ballpark. New bleachers, dugouts and netting were installed, part of a PG&E effort to improve gas safety in the community.

June 15, 2017

PG&E Flying Low to Inspect for Dead Trees

As part of its response to California’s tree mortality crisis, PG&E will conduct low-flying helicopter patrols in Plumas County on Tuesday (June 20) to identify dead trees that could pose a wildfire or other public safety risk.

May 26, 2017

PG&E Campgrounds in Plumas County Available for Public Use

CHICO, Calif. —Several Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) public campgrounds in Plumas County are opening today after delays caused by winter storms damaged facilities, roads and trees.…

May 12, 2017

PG&E Expects High Summer Water Levels at Lake Almanor, Bucks Lake

Lake Almanor and Bucks Lake water levels are projected to be above normal this summer due to record-setting precipitation this season, PG&E announced.

May 8, 2017

PG&E Converting Overhead Electric Lines to Underground

PG&E is working in Yuba City to convert overhead power lines to underground to make way for the Twin Cities Bridge replacement.

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.

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.

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