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.
July 2, 2015
PG&E encourages customers to celebrate Independence Day this weekend safely and responsibly by following some important safety tips.
June 16, 2015
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.
June 9, 2015
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.
May 15, 2015
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
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.
April 2, 2015
PG&E has won an ARCOS 2014 innovation award for the utility’s mobile application of ARCOS software to automatically callout crews in response to electric and gas emergencies.
April 2, 2015
When a planned power outage proved disruptive during Oakland Restaurant Week, PG&E stepped in to make things right. And it also led to a new way of doing business that will take into account citywide events that will minimize impacts for customers.
March 11, 2015
All you have to do is walk outside to see that trees are a vital and beautiful part of California’s natural landscape. But trees also require great responsibility.
February 24, 2015
Safety is at the heart of everything PG&E does. And that includes the rubber gloves used by linemen who restore and upgrade electric lines. In Emeryville, a small team is responsible for making sure those rubber gloves are free of defects before being used in the field.
February 12, 2015
Have you ever released a balloon and watched it float up, up, up and away to the heavens? Yes, it may cause great wonderment. But those colorful and shiny helium-filled metallic balloons pose many dangers, as a class of fourth graders learned a few days before Valentine’s Day.
February 10, 2015
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, PG&E reminds its customers to keep metallic balloons safe, secure and away from power lines.
September 22, 2014
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.
September 8, 2014
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.
September 4, 2014
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.