December 26, 2012
Snow storms on Christmas day and today (Dec. 26) caused fresh power outages in Shasta and Plumas counties, where PG&E crews continue to work 16-hour days to repair broken poles and downed wires from fallen trees.
December 24, 2012
PG&E crews worked on Christmas Eve to restore power to customers after a series of winter storms swept through Northern California over the last few days. As of 5 p,m,. today, fewer than 3,500 customers were without power in PG&E’s North Valley Division, which is comprised of Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Plumas and part of Trinity counties.
December 11, 2012
PG&E announced today (Dec. 11) it is making property tax payments totaling more than $157 million to the 49 counties in which it operates.
October 8, 2012
PG&E has started to remove fire-damaged trees to improve the forest health on its property in the areas burned by the Chips Fire in August in Plumas County.
October 3, 2012
PG&E will increase water flows for one day on Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Belden Reach of the North Fork of the Feather River in Plumas County as it works to upgrade transmission power lines.
September 11, 2012
PG&E will increase water flows in the Belden Reach of the North Fork of the Feather River in Plumas County starting Sept. 11. The higher flows are necessary so PG&E can meets its water delivery obligations as well as provide water for hydropower generation. The higher flows will be maintained until PG&E finishes replacing generator bearings at the Belden Powerhouse.
September 7, 2012
PG&E will be making gate improvements on the Canyon Dam outlet tower on Lake Almanor starting in late September. When completed, the improved gate will provide smoother control of lake levels and flows into the North Fork of the Feather River
August 15, 2012
PG&E crews worked quickly and safely to restore a power outage in Plumas County caused by the Chips Fire.
August 13, 2012
PG&E has seven mobile generators in place to power Quincy and Feather River Canyon communities should the Chips Fire damage both transmission lines powering those Plumas County towns. The generators arrived on Friday (Aug.10) and PG&E crews completed prep work on Sunday (Aug. 12).
August 8, 2012
The Chips Fire, which began July 29 about 20 miles northwest of Quincy, had grown to nearly 17,000 acres by Wednesday morning (Aug. 8). As a precaution, PG&E was arranging to truck in mobile generators to three substations so power to 3,400 homes and businesses can continue should the fire damage two 60,000-volt transmission lines serving those substations. (This story was updated on Aug. 9.)
August 1, 2012
This week, Currents looks at places in PG&E’s service area where camping, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities can be enjoyed. Today, the spotlight is on Lake Almanor, a large reservoir in Plumas County in northeastern California.
July 30, 2012
This week, Currents looks at some of the places in PG&E’s service area in Northern and Central California where camping, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities can be enjoyed. These are available due to PG&E hydroelectric system and other operations. This story gives an overview of the company’s hydroelectric system and highlights some popular spots and some hidden gems.
July 25, 2012
Between July 31 and Aug. 14, motorists can expect occasional traffic delays along Caribou Road between Highway 70 and Belden Reservoir while PG&E installs new power lines in Plumas County.
July 19, 2012
Falling water is the fuel that produces electricity in some of California’s most beautiful settings. But the facilities that power that energy were built decades ago and are nearing the end of their lifecycle. That’s why PG&E is upgrading its Rock Creek Powerhouse along the North Fork of the Feather River in Plumas County.
July 17, 2012
PG&E will increase water flows in the Belden Reach of the North Fork of the Feather River in Plumas County starting Thursday (July 19) while the Belden Powerhouse is not generating power.