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ELECTRIC CREWS RESTORE POWER TO LAKE COUNTY CUSTOMERS AMID DESTRUCTIVE WILDFIR

CURRENTS MONTH IN REVIEW: August 2016

ELECTRIC CREWS RESTORE POWER TO LAKE COUNTY CUSTOMERS AMID DESTRUCTIVE WILDFIRE

Less than a year after one of the most destructive wildfires in California history, there was another devastating blaze in Lake County. The Clayton Fire burned nearly 200 homes and 4,000 acres. And like the 2015 fire, PG&E employees worked around the clock in searing heat. Amid a constant hum of trucks, cranes and drills, crews pulled burned poles out of the ground as line workers prepared new poles, attaching insulators and crossarms. As this video shows, the goal was to restore power — and some normalcy — to PG&E customers.

Currents covered this story and more this month.

David Kligman, Editor

Customers Reminded to Dig Safely on National 811 Day and All Year Long

NEWS

Customers Reminded to Dig Safely on National 811 Day and All Year Long

On National 811 Day, PG&E reminded customers and contractors about the importance of safe digging and calling 811 before any digging project. It was a message that PG&E’s Nick Stavropoulos delivered to members of the agricultural community in Bakersfield and with first responders in Fresno.

>PG&E Digs Deep to Assist Fire Department Rescue Training in Alameda County

LOCAL

PG&E Digs Deep to Assist Fire Department Rescue Training in Alameda County

PG&E public safety specialist Les Putnam is accustomed to receiving emergency calls from local fire departments. But a recent call from the Alameda County Fire Department wasn’t about a fire, gas leak or downed power line. Find out how PG&E crews assisted important first responder training.

Linemen Vie for Chance to Represent PG&E at International Lineman's Rodeo

NEWS

Linemen Vie for Chance to Represent PG&E at International Lineman's Rodeo

Brandon Branch went to great heights to kick off the 2016 PG&E/IBEW West Coast Lineman’s Rodeo — 100 feet to be exact. The Chico apprentice lineman was one of 21 employees who advanced to represent PG&E at the upcoming International Lineman’s Rodeo in Kansas.

In Kern County, PG&E, Boys & Girls Clubs Celebrate Summer Jobs Program Graduates

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In Kern County, PG&E, Boys & Girls Clubs Celebrate Summer Jobs Program Graduates

Jennifer Tejada had many firsts this summer. She landed her first job. She cashed her first paycheck from that job. And now she's one of 55 students to graduate from PG&E’s Better Together Summer Jobs Program, a partnership between PG&E and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County.

PG&E Moves Gas Line to Prevent Beaver-Caused Leaks in Shasta County

LOCAL

PG&E Moves Gas Line to Prevent Beaver-Caused Leaks in Shasta County

PG&E crews responded to a seemingly routine report of a gas odor on a rural residential road outside this Shasta County city. They located the leak and dug to expose the gas line for repairs. But what they found surprised them — a void around the plastic line and chew marks on the pipe.

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