Electrical Safety


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September 22, 2014

PG&E’s Emeryville Repair Facility Still Vital at 90

The 65 employees who work at PG&E’s Emeryville Repair Facility repair electrical equipment, test rubber gloves to keep line workers safe and responsibly recycle old oil-filled transformers. As this video story shows, important work happens at a facility that has been around for nearly a century.

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September 8, 2014

City of Napa, Santa Rosa Press Democrat Thank PG&E for Quake Response

PG&E’s response to the Aug. 24 earthquake has earned thanks from city leaders in Napa as well as the Santa Rosa Press Democrat newspaper.

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September 4, 2014

Earthquake-Damage Models Helped PG&E Restore Service in About 24 Hours After Napa Temblor

High-tech earthquake-damage modeling helped PG&E respond more quickly and effectively to the recent magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa County. In cases like the Napa County earthquake, which hit on Aug. 24, the models help deploy PG&E’s field teams to conduct inspections and make emergency repairs.

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September 3, 2014

Recent Quake Shows Importance of Being Prepared; September is National Preparedness Month

Last week’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa County was a forceful reminder that we all live in a seismically active region. PG&E is sharing preparedness information with customers, especially for natural disasters that are more common to Northern and Central California, such as earthquakes, wildfires and winter storms. September is National Preparedness Month.

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August 20, 2014

Concord Employees Protect Public from Live Wire

Imagine going out for lunch, sitting down, and before taking a bite, you hear a loud noise outside. A large truck had hit a utility pole, causing a transformer to crash to the ground and leaving a live electrical wire dangling at the side of the pole. That experience recently happened to two PG&E office workers, who immediately took action to protect bystanders.

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July 25, 2014

A Private Person, PG&E Lineman Terry Washington Gains Celebrity Status in TV Ads

Customers ask PG&E’s Terry Washington to pose for pictures with them and his mother doesn’t have to wait in line at the DMV. Such are the perks for the Richmond lineman since he was featured in a PG&E TV commercial. As he describes,he’s had to get adjusted to all this attention.

July 23, 2014

Revenue Assurance Investigative Team Puts Focus on Safety

Tampering with PG&E equipment to steal electricity can pose a serious risk of fire and injury, which is why the revenue assurance team is working so hard to curb energy theft.

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July 15, 2014

Electrifying Whodunit: PG&E Protects Public by Investigating Mysteries of Downed Wires

If you’ve ever seen an episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” then you’re probably familiar with the scenario: Forensic investigators solve crimes by examining the evidence. A team of PG&E detectives is doing just that, analyzing the reason for downed electric lines.

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July 3, 2014

PG&E Offers Tips to Help Celebrate 4th of July Safely

Customers are reminded to celebrate safely this Independence Day and take simple precautions for an enjoyable holiday weekend.

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May 2, 2014

Substation Maintenance Team Celebrates 25 Years Accident-Free

As 2013 came to an end, something special happened by what didn’t happen at Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo County: The substation maintenance team celebrated its 25th year without an injury.

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November 7, 2013

Five Questions: PG&E’s Dasso on How Smart Grid Improvements Benefit Customers

Years ago, PG&E began developing new technologies that are now providing residential and business customers with safe, reliable and affordable electricity. In this Currents Q&A, PG&E’s Kevin Dasso — named a smart grid pioneer this week — talks about how the smart grid benefits customers and how the technology will evolve.

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October 17, 2013

Hollister Electric Team Gets New Battery-Powered Tools of the Trade

The manual cutters that PG&E’s electric crews use are effective, but they require a lot of brawn — one hand gripping each handle while squeezing with all your might. Line workers are tough, but years of repetitive motion can lead to elbow and shoulder injuries for even the strongest employees. That’s why this week, the company began swapping out old cutters with new battery-operated power tools.

August 23, 2013

Commentary: Calling Ahead Before Digging is Vital Move

In this commentary, John Higgins, PG&E’s senior director of gas distribution maintenance and construction, and Renee Domingo, director of emergency services and homeland security for the city of Oakland, talk about the impact of excavation incidents and the importance of calling 811 before any digging project.

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August 22, 2013

Two-time Olympian Helps Promote Awareness of Calling 811 Before Digging

A two-time Olympian who almost didn’t get to achieve athletic glory due to a construction accident shared his story today at a 811 Safety Awareness for Excavators event in Bakersfield.

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August 16, 2013

PG&E Reaches Out to Southeast Asian Communities

PG&E co-hosted a workshop for Fresno-area Southeast Asian communities on the utility’s financial assistance programs and how to save money on their utility bills.

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