April 27, 2017
Imagine looking straight down 200 feet. You’re not standing on top of a building, bridge or cliff. You’re flying. Harnessed to a line and suspended from a helicopter, you’re on your way to the top of a high voltage transmission tower. What seems like a daredevil stunt to most is just part of the job for PG&E line workers.
April 25, 2017
After a series of late-season storms that toppled trees and damaged homes throughout the Bay Area, PG&E reminds customers to call 811 before replacing trees or starting any repair project that involves digging.
April 5, 2017
A high-tech robotic tool that adds more safety to a work process; a comprehensive map that details where fast chargers could most benefit California’s blooming electric vehicle market; and two of the first market-participating large-scale energy storage facilities providing energy and ancillary services in California energy markets. These are some of the direct results from advanced technology demonstration projects comprising the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program.
March 13, 2017
As part of PG&E’s ongoing efforts to provide safe and reliable service to customers, contractors for the energy company will begin performing routine power pole inspections in cities and unincorporated areas throughout Sonoma County.
February 23, 2017
brightcove.createExperiences(); Major winter storms have rolled across the PG&E service area in six waves since Jan. 7, dumping more than a dozen feet of snow in parts of…
November 28, 2016
With winter storm season fast approaching, PG&E is using new tools, technologies and restoration capabilities to localize response across the company’s 70,000-square-mile service area with the goal of minimizing outages.
October 31, 2016
Behind every measurement is a tool. And at PG&E, there are a lot of tools — an estimated 30,000 in all. Whether they’re on trucks or on tool belts, they help the company provide safe and reliable energy. As this video shows, a calibration team in San Ramon ensures the tools accurately measure what they’re supposed to measure.
October 25, 2016
Marc Hockenberger celebrated a career milestone at PG&E with two families. Hockenberger brought his wife, Tiffany, to his graduation from apprentice to journeyman lineman. And he watched as his family of classmates took to the stage one by one to receive recognition for finishing PG&E’s rigorous, five-year apprenticeship.
October 13, 2016
As the first storm of the season moves toward Northern and Central California packing rain and gusty winds, PG&E was hard at work preparing for the storm.
September 26, 2016
In Tuolumne County, PG&E is hauling away dead trees that could become fuel for wildfires. The program, available in counties hardest hit by tree mortality, removes wood that might be used for lumber, animal bed shavings or processed into biomass chips to generate renewable power.
August 30, 2016
At a PG&E equipment yard in Placer County, PG&E’s senior director of electric transmission, stands in a circle with a crew of 15 linemen and their supervisors as they listen to a safety tailboard that launches a day of replacing transmission poles. The half-hour tailboard draws praise from John Parks for its attention to safety. It’s safety, after all, that would come to define his career as a PG&E leader.
August 29, 2016
With food trucks, a mascot and costumed cowboys, the 11th annual California Day of Preparedness in Old Sacramento felt like a summer festival. But behind the fun was a serious message: Disasters or emergencies can strike at any time so you need to be prepared.
August 23, 2016
About 300 of PG&E’s top leaders spent the day together recently to talk about one thing and one thing only: safety. It’s a topic that begins with leaders and involves every employee whether they work in the field or in an office.
August 2, 2016
Brandon Branch went to great heights to kick off the 2016 PG&E/IBEW West Coast Lineman’s Rodeo — 100 feet to be exact.
August 2, 2016
PG&E’s nearly 1,000 linemen work tirelessly across difficult terrain, in adverse weather and at all hours of the day to keep the lights on for customers. Company leaders thanked its line workers at events throughout the service area in recognition of PG&E/IBEW Lineman Appreciation Day.