PG&E Commitment: Latest Updates on Wildfire Response and Recovery Effort

California Drought

November 13, 2017

PG&E Gives $1 Million to Launch Funding Challenge, Helping Communities Respond to Climate Change Events

With a $1 million contribution in shareholder funds, PG&E launched the California Climate Challenge.The corporate-giving initiative will help communities prepare for, withstand, and recover from extreme events caused by climate change

November 10, 2017

PG&E Extends Aerial Patrols to Spot Wildfires, Keep Communities Safe

PG&E has extended its aerial smoke detection patrols in part of its service area by an additional two weeks. The patrols assist the U.S. Forest Service and help with early fire detection and response.

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November 5, 2017

Facts About PG&E’s Wildfire and Prevention Safety Efforts

The safety of our customers, employees, contractors and the communities we serve is PG&E’s top priority. As part of this commitment, PG&E works hard to reduce the risk of wildfires.

October 31, 2017

Facts About Electric Vegetation Management

Through its Electric Vegetation Management (VM) Program, PG&E dedicates hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of workforce hours to help reduce electrical outages and wildfire risks.  This…

October 11, 2017

PG&E Statement on North Bay Wildfires

On Tuesday (Oct. 10), PG&E issued the following statement regarding the NorCal wildfires: “PG&E maintains an unwavering focus on delivering safe and reliable electric and gas service to…

September 20, 2017

PG&E Flying Low in Sonoma & Mendocino Counties to Inspect for Dead Trees

As part of its response to California’s tree mortality crisis, PG&E will conduct aerial patrols in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties this week to identify dead trees that could pose a wildfire or other public safety risk.

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September 6, 2017

VIDEO: PG&E Focused on Climate Resiliency to Protect Its Communities

California already is facing the consequences of climate change, including severe drought, heat waves, stronger storms and more wildfires. And as this video shows, those challenges are just as relevant to PG&E.

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August 30, 2017

VIDEO: Meteorology Technology Gives PG&E a Lead on Emergency Preparedness

California residents endured the stormiest weather in years last winter. PG&E’s meteorology team helped the company plan its response even before the wet conditions occurred.

July 25, 2017

PG&E Flying Low in Mendocino, Lake Counties to Inspect for Dead Trees

As part of its response to California’s tree mortality crisis, PG&E will conduct aerial patrols in Mendocino and Lake counties on Wednesday (July 26) to identify dead trees that could pose a wildfire or other public safety risk.

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July 13, 2017

Tuolumne County: PG&E Donates Dead Trees for Burning Man Temple

Like a phoenix, once majestic Ponderosa pine trees, destroyed by drought and bark beetles, will soon find new life in The Temple at Burning Man. PG&E is donating the dead trees, that it has felled to protect power lines and public safety, for the annual event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

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June 1, 2017

PG&E Reminds Customers to Include Safety in Summer Fun

With record-setting rainfall and snow this winter, effectively ending the state drought, PG&E reminds customers to keep safety in mind when taking part in outdoor recreational activities this summer.

May 10, 2017

PG&E, Fire Safe Councils Join Forces to Combat Wildfire Risk

Drought and bark beetle infestation have killed more than 100 million trees in California, and U.S. Forest Service scientists expect elevated levels of tree mortality to continue into this year in some areas. That’s why PG&E is working with local Fire Safe Councils, providing nearly $2 million in project funding to reduce the threat of wildfires.

April 11, 2017

Drought or Not, PG&E Assists Farmers with New Water Management Technology

In support of Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for all customers to make water conservation a new way of life, even as he declared the official end to the current drought, PG&E is announcing new water management tools for agricultural customers.

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March 30, 2017

Amid Tree Devastation, PG&E Grants Extra Meaningful This Arbor Day

California’s trees have had an especially tough run in the last year. PG&E’s vegetation management program has stepped up to help: It has partnered with California ReLeaf, a nonprofit that promotes planting and care of trees, to give $25,000 in Arbor Day-related grants to nearly a dozen community organizations across the service area.

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March 14, 2017

Five Years of Tree Mortality: PG&E Continues Work to Keep Lines Clear, Lessen Wildfire Threat

Since California’s tree mortality crisis began, PG&E has worked to protect its infrastructure, and the customers and communities it serves, from wildfires and other public safety threats. This month, PG&E representatives appeared before the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to discuss how the energy company has been combating the threat.

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