Today, PG&E announced a new, first-of–its-kind excavation safety standard at an event for construction professionals. The Gold Shovel Standard, created by PG&E, will ensure that contractors doing excavation work for PG&E demonstrate a commitment to safe digging.
PG&E’s primary focus is on improving the safety of its gas operations. Currents has covered PG&E’s progress since the website was launched in early 2011.
Aug. 11 provides a great opportunity to remind PG&E customers about the importance of calling 811 before any residential or commercial digging project.
By the end of 2014, PG&E will have replaced all 2,243 miles of its cast iron gas distribution pipe — which can be prone to leaks — with new, modern materials. This announcement makes PG&E one of the first utilities of comparable size and age to complete such an action.
PG&E’s gas transmission infrastructure plans over the next three years would support thousands of jobs, tens of millions of dollars in state and local tax revenue, and hundreds of millions of dollars in business sales if approved by state regulators, according to a new study.
Nick Stavropoulos discusses PG&E’s plans to reduce methane emissions, curb climate change and the importance of building a skilled work force.
New technology helps remotely monitor the structural health of pipelines using ultrasonic waves to provide advance warning of changes.
PG&E was recognized today for earning two difficult-to-achieve international certifications, the result of the company’s commitment to transforming its gas operations and building a strong safety culture. PG&E “has made the most progress in the last two years of any business I’ve worked in,” said a representative from Lloyd’s Register, which issued the certifications.
PG&E is working with a new, cutting-edge technology that will look for corrosion or dents on the outside of gas pipelines. As this video story shows, the 3D Toolbox is as easy to use as a digital camera.
PG&E expects to complete work on a natural gas pipeline replacement project in June, modernizing the system and increasing service reliability in Davis.
VIDEO: Innovative Gas Leak Detection Technology Combined with Super Crews Result in Improved Safety, Efficiency
A PG&E pilot project capitalizes on an innovative leak-detection tool and mobilizes large numbers of PG&E gas workers concentrating on repairs in a specific area. As this video shows, the pilot project has been a success.
PG&E will begin work next week to install a new natural gas line along The Esplanade between Independence Circle and West Shasta Avenue in Chico. Work will continue through mid-June.
At Concord’s Buchanan Airport, David Wood and a flight crew inspect their gear and review their plan before taking off in a Bell Long Ranger helicopter. Their mission: Protect natural gas transmission pipelines in the Central Valley.
PG&E will host an open house on Thursday (April 17) in San Jose to talk to residents about a distribution pipeline replacement project that begins this week.
April is National Safe Digging Month, and PG&E will be hosting booths at Home Depot stores in San Jose, Emeryville and Modest to remind customers about the importance of calling 8-1-1 before starting any digging project.
PG&E will host open houses this week in Yuba City and Salinas to talk to residents about upcoming hydrostatic pressure testing.