October 2, 2017
They may be young, but the students at Ophir Elementary School have more practice than even most grownups when it comes to responding to life-or-death emergencies. Their families have had to evacuate their city due to the Oroville Dam incident, as well as several wildfires. Last week, PG&E led an emergency preparedness assembly and gave fourth and fifth graders emergency safety kits.
September 26, 2017
September is National Preparedness Month, and with thousands of people recently displaced and widespread damage due to the hurricanes that devastated parts of Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, along with the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked Mexico City, PG&E reminds its customers to make a personal emergency preparedness plan and build an emergency kit.
September 6, 2017
PG&E is seeking offers to purchase DeSabla-Centerville Hydro Facility in Butte County. The company is also seeking offers to purchase Lime Saddle and Coal Canyon powerhouses and their associated infrastructure.
July 19, 2017
With the use of helicopters, PG&E will be unloading electric transmission towers being disassembled near the Oroville Dam and will close off the area for public safety from July 24-28.
July 10, 2017
A new underground transformer, switches and cables are being installed by PG&E to improve electric reliability and capacity in the area of West Third Street and Broadway in downtown Chico.
June 13, 2017
In recognition of PG&E’s outstanding restoration efforts in response to the series of winter storms in January and February, the Edison Electric Institute has awarded the energy company with the 2017 Emergency Recovery Award.
May 22, 2017
In recognition of National Dam Safety Awareness Day on May 31, PG&E urges those living or working below dams to recognize the signs of a potential dam breach and to have or update an evacuation plan.
May 12, 2017
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 9, 2017
With water rising on Lake Oroville, and anxiety growing over the dam’s spillways, PG&E knew it needed to make sure its transmission resources were protected. And, most importantly, that the power stayed on for customers and that everything remained safe. Watch this video to see what the energy company is doing following the Oroville Dam emergency this past winter.
May 9, 2017
A nine-member team of archaeologists at PG&E help ensure the company, its employees and contractors comply with environmental laws and regulations, including stewardship of cultural resources.
April 4, 2017
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.
March 2, 2017
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.
February 21, 2017
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 14, 2017
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.
February 8, 2017
With Valentine’s Day approaching, PG&E reminds customers that sparks — and not just the romantic kind — can fly on Feb. 14 if improperly secured helium-filled metallic balloons come in contact with power lines.