February 10, 2016
Strong mentors helped PG&E lineman Marcus Jenkins get to where he is today. And now he’s passing on his knowledge to a new generation of line workers. Stepping up and personal responsibility are important to Jenkins, featured in PG&E’s new TV ad campaign.
February 8, 2016
There are at least 370 reasons that balloons should be tied to a weight. That was the number of power outages in PG&E’s service territory in 2015 caused by untethered metallic balloons striking power lines.
January 6, 2016
Years of devastating drought have taken a heavy toll on the state’s forests. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Madera County community of Bass Lake where dead trees can cause power outages or become fuel for fires. As this video shows, PG&E is going to extraordinary lengths to protect the electrical infrastructure by removing the dead trees near power poles.
December 23, 2015
PG&E wishes its customers a safe and happy holiday season. As festivities and parties culminate over the next several days, the company reminds the public to avoid holiday hazards.
December 11, 2015
PG&E’s supplier network consists of 4,000-plus companies, so the winners of PG&E’s annual Supplier Awards are in select company. The big award went to BARNARD Pipeline Inc., named the utility ‘s 2015 Supplier of the Year and Gas Operations Supplier of the Year.
November 16, 2015
A new movie about the life of line workers had its world premiere this past weekend in Napa County. And joining John Travolta for the unveiling were five PG&E linemen, who received praise from the movie star and a standing ovation from those in attendance.
November 13, 2015
Race cars, bucket trucks and tractors were just some of the vehicles that families and children could safely explore during the recent Touch-A-Truck event at Sonoma Raceway. As this video shows, the event gave children the opportunity to see, touch, sit in and explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery.
October 26, 2015
For his entire 35-year career, Bob Gerstle has worked to provide safe and reliable electricity to PG&E customers. This week, he’s joining other union members in lending his expertise to a tiny South American country so line workers there can do the same.
October 8, 2015
PG&E continues to make strong progress in adopting technology that improves the safety, reliability and resiliency of the power grid while giving customers new options for managing their energy and saving money.
September 16, 2015
PG&E today said that it is cooperating fully with an investigation by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) into the source of ignition for the Butte Fire.
August 31, 2015
PG&E crews completed temporary repairs to high-voltage electric transmission equipment in Burlingame early this morning (Aug. 31) after a third party doing construction work severely damaged a tower and related electrical equipment last Friday night, closing Highway 101.
August 30, 2015
PG&E crews began replacing high-voltage electric transmission wires across Highway 101 in Burlingame tonight (Aug. 30) after a third party doing construction work severely damaged a tower and related electrical equipment on Friday night.
August 29, 2015
PG&E crews completed repairs to three transmission towers ahead of schedule after a third party doing construction work severely damaged the towers and related electrical equipment on Friday night, halting traffic on Highway 101 on the Peninsula in both directions.
August 5, 2015
PG&E employees joined customers and other first responders during San Francisco’s National Night Out this week to talk about the importance of gas and electric safety.
July 17, 2015
Jim McKenna returned to his hometown in Minnesota after a four-year Navy stint where he faced a struggle common to many military veterans. Now what? That was 55 years ago. Earlier this year, the PG&E retiree who provides training to line workers earned a distinguished honor. He’s the first PG&E employee inducted into the International Lineman Hall of Fame.