June 19, 2017
PG&E has begun daily aerial fire detection patrols across hundreds of miles of its service area. The patrols are to assist the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire and local fire agencies with early fire detection and response this summer.
March 30, 2017
California’s trees have had an especially tough run in the last year. PG&E’s vegetation management program has stepped up to help: It has partnered with California ReLeaf, a nonprofit that promotes planting and care of trees, to give $25,000 in Arbor Day-related grants to nearly a dozen community organizations across the service area.
March 10, 2017
As part of its response to California’s tree mortality crisis, PG&E conducted aerial patrols in Humboldt County today (March 10) to identify dead trees that could pose a wildfire or other public safety risk.
February 24, 2017
PG&E prepared for last weekend’s brutal storm using the company’s storm outage predication models to coordinate staffing and station mobile command units, and the company worked with partners Aggreko to have back-up generators ready in Benicia.
February 1, 2017
PG&E will conduct routine low-level helicopter patrols on Friday (Feb. 3) to inspect gas transmission lines for potential threats and future maintenance in parts of Humboldt County. A helicopter from Red Bluff will fly between 300-500 feet over Fortuna, Eureka and Arcata.
December 19, 2016
While there are many benefits to a lineman’s career, this time of year can be tough for their spouses and families. Nobody knows that better than Rebecca Murdough whose husband is a PG&E lineman in Eureka. She recently wrote a children’s book to help children understand why their parents sometimes miss holidays and other important days, all in an effort to ensure reliable power.
December 13, 2016
When Ryan Marruffo was in junior high school in Eureka, his father brought him into the office for “Take Your Children to Work Day” at PG&E. The youngster hated it. But his father’s commitment to customer service rubbed off on the younger Marruffo, who went on to serve customers in Eureka. Just like his father.
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.
November 2, 2016
In a major effort to restore the iconic California condor population, the National Park Foundation has teamed with PG&E, the National Park Service and the Yurok Tribe to build a facility and monitoring program that will allow condors to be released into Yurok ancestral territory, within Redwood National Park in far Northern California.
October 12, 2016
Sustainability is a guiding principle for the Blue Lake Rancheria, a Native American tribe located between coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean in Humboldt County. As this video shows, PG&E is among the groups helping them in their quest to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
September 13, 2016
With its transmission lines spanning two-thirds of California, PG&E’s high-wire work is clearly visible. Not as evident are the depths the company goes to ensure reliable electricity for customers.
August 23, 2016
Eureka residents may notice an increased presence of PG&E crews as the utility continues its mission of becoming the safest and most reliable provider of natural gas in the nation.
March 31, 2016
PG&E was the first utility ever to be invited to compete in an international competition on workplace safety. And PG&E’s team of employees was celebrating as it earned an Ergo Cup trophy.
December 18, 2015
PG&E property taxes increased sharply this year as the utility continued to make significant investments in its gas and electric infrastructure to improve safety and reliability for its customers.
September 1, 2015
A small town along the redwood forests was once completely owned by the Pacific Lumber Company. But that’s all changing and that includes building an electric grid in, around, over and under 262 homes and other buildings. Performing the work are PG&E workers aided by their fleet of blue trucks. As this video shows, these historic homes will benefit from a new electric infrastructure.