Electrical Safety


April 2, 2015

PG&E Wins Innovation Award for Implementation of Automated Emergency Response Technology

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.

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April 2, 2015

Rescheduling Planned Outage Keeps Restaurants Happy, Leads to New Ways to Do Business

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

Call Before You Dig During California Arbor Week (and Every Day)

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.

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February 24, 2015

VIDEO: Rubber Glove Testing Protects PG&E Line Workers

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.

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February 12, 2015

Schoolchildren Get Science Lesson in Dangers of Metallic Balloons

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.

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February 10, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Urges Customers to Be Safe and Keep Metallic Balloons Secure on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, PG&E reminds its customers to keep metallic balloons safe, secure and away from power lines.

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September 22, 2014

PG&E’s Emeryville Repair Facility Still Vital at 90

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.

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September 8, 2014

City of Napa, Santa Rosa Press Democrat Thank PG&E for Quake Response

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.

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September 4, 2014

Earthquake-Damage Models Helped PG&E Restore Service in About 24 Hours After Napa Temblor

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.

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September 3, 2014

Recent Quake Shows Importance of Being Prepared; September is National Preparedness Month

Last week’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa County was a forceful reminder that we all live in a seismically active region. PG&E is sharing preparedness information with customers, especially for natural disasters that are more common to Northern and Central California, such as earthquakes, wildfires and winter storms. September is National Preparedness Month.

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August 20, 2014

Concord Employees Protect Public from Live Wire

Imagine going out for lunch, sitting down, and before taking a bite, you hear a loud noise outside. A large truck had hit a utility pole, causing a transformer to crash to the ground and leaving a live electrical wire dangling at the side of the pole. That experience recently happened to two PG&E office workers, who immediately took action to protect bystanders.

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July 25, 2014

A Private Person, PG&E Lineman Terry Washington Gains Celebrity Status in TV Ads

Customers ask PG&E’s Terry Washington to pose for pictures with them and his mother doesn’t have to wait in line at the DMV. Such are the perks for the Richmond lineman since he was featured in a PG&E TV commercial. As he describes,he’s had to get adjusted to all this attention.

July 23, 2014

Revenue Assurance Investigative Team Puts Focus on Safety

Tampering with PG&E equipment to steal electricity can pose a serious risk of fire and injury, which is why the revenue assurance team is working so hard to curb energy theft.

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July 15, 2014

Electrifying Whodunit: PG&E Protects Public by Investigating Mysteries of Downed Wires

If you’ve ever seen an episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” then you’re probably familiar with the scenario: Forensic investigators solve crimes by examining the evidence. A team of PG&E detectives is doing just that, analyzing the reason for downed electric lines.

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July 3, 2014

PG&E Offers Tips to Help Celebrate 4th of July Safely

Customers are reminded to celebrate safely this Independence Day and take simple precautions for an enjoyable holiday weekend.

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