September 16, 2015
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 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
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 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 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.
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.