Electrical Safety

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November 16, 2015

PG&E Linemen Walk Red Carpet with Travolta for ‘Life on the Line’ Premiere

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.

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November 13, 2015

Smiles, Racecars and Safety On a Roll at PG&E and Sonoma Raceway Touch-A-Truck

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.

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October 26, 2015

IBEW, PG&E Representatives Traveling to South America to Teach Electric Line Work Safety

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

Smart Grid Delivering Improved Reliability, More Use of Renewables, PG&E Reports Says

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 Cooperating Fully with Cal Fire Investigation of Butte Fire Ignition

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 Completes Overnight Repairs to Transmission Towers Severely Damaged by Third Party in Burlingame

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

Section of Highway 101 Closed Overnight as PG&E Continues Repairs to Transmission Towers Damaged by Third Party

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 Repairs Completed Ahead of Schedule After Third-Party Construction Work Damages Transmission Towers in Burlingame

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 Reminds Residents of Gas, Electric Safety at National Night Out Event

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.

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July 17, 2015

How a Navy Veteran with No Electrical Experience Became PG&E’s First Lineman Hall of Fame Inductee

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.

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July 2, 2015

Follow These PG&E Tips for a Safe Independence Day Celebration

PG&E encourages customers to celebrate Independence Day this weekend safely and responsibly by following some important safety tips.

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June 16, 2015

VIDEO: When Handling Energized Power Lines, Practice Makes Safer

PG&E recently completed annual training in Los Banos for a special group of linemen who perform upgrades, maintenance and repairs on energized transmission power lines that carry 60,000 to 500,000 volts of electricity. As this video shows, the procedure is safer and easier for linemen, and it also eliminates the need to de-energize a power line and interrupt electric service to potentially thousands of customers.

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June 9, 2015

School’s Out: Summer Savings and Safety Tips from PG&E

School will be out soon for summer and that means many kids will be home with tons of energy – and using lots of energy in the home. PG&E wants parents to know that the company offers savings and safety tips year-round, but summer is a great time for families to learn ways to save energy and money. It’s also a good opportunity to teach children how to stay safe around electricity and natural gas.

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May 15, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E’s Largest Earthquake Drill Tests Utility’s Readiness for the Big One

A 7.2 earthquake and aftershocks shake Northern California. No, this isn’t the plot to a summer blockbuster, but a scenario played out this week as PG&E conducted its largest ever earthquake drill.

May 5, 2015

PG&E Encourages Customers to Stay Safe during National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and PG&E is joining with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety. This year, PG&E and ESFI will focus on promoting safety in America’s communities, homes and businesses.

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