Electrical Safety


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April 22, 2016

Apprentices No More: Milestone as First PG&E Linemen Complete New Five-Year Training Program

After five years of hard work that included countless hours of training and learning about safety and the skills of their new craft, 28 PG&E employees achieved a major milestone as the first graduates of PG&E’s most comprehensive Apprentice Line Worker Program.

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February 23, 2016

PG&E Takes Pride in Being a Community Helper

Preschoolers naturally think of nurses or police officers as community helpers. But a group of children in Bakersfield recently got to experience how PG&E troublemen help their communities, too.

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February 10, 2016

Oakland Lineman Marcus Jenkins Steps Up to Lead

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.

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February 8, 2016

Fill the Air with Love on Valentine’s Day, Not Metallic Balloons

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.

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January 6, 2016

Amid Devastating Drought, PG&E Helping Ensure Safety in Forested Areas

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.

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December 23, 2015

PG&E Presents Tips to Wrap Up the Holiday Season Safely

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 Honors Seven Business Partners at 10th Annual Supplier Awards

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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