Public Safety


October 19, 2017

PG&E Nears Completion of Restoration Effort for Electric and Gas Customers

As its crews continued to respond to outages caused by the devastating wildfires in Northern California, PG&E said Wednesday (Oct. 18) evening that it had safely restored 99 percent of electric service to customers who are able to receive power. Gas service has also been restored to approximately 80 percent of those able to receive it.

October 16, 2017

PG&E Nears Electric Restoration Completion; Gas Restoration More than 60 Percent Complete in Communities Impacted by Northern California Wildfires

More than 4,300 PG&E employees and mutual-aid partners continued restoring electric and gas service to customers impacted by the unprecedented wind-driven wildfires in Northern California. As restoration efforts continue around the clock, PG&E has an absolute focus on customer and public safety while supporting firefighting efforts.

October 15, 2017

In Aftermath of Wildfires, Nearly All Electric Customers to Be Restored by Late Monday with Continued Progress for Gas Outages

More than 3,000 PG&E employees and mutual-aid partners continued to make progress today restoring electric and gas service to customers in the aftermath of the unprecedented wind-driven wildfires.…

October 11, 2017

PG&E Statement on North Bay Wildfires

On Tuesday (Oct. 10), PG&E issued the following statement regarding the NorCal wildfires: “PG&E maintains an unwavering focus on delivering safe and reliable electric and gas service to…

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October 9, 2017

PG&E Crews Responding to Wind-Driven Wildfires in North Bay

PG&E’s response to the wind-driven wildfires in the North Bay will continue until all customers who can be restored have their power back.

October 3, 2017

PG&E Urges Customers to Schedule Free Appliance and Carbon Monoxide Monitor Checks

As cool fall temperatures settle into Northern and Central California, PG&E encourages customers to schedule free gas appliance safety checks with the company, and to make sure carbon monoxide detectors are installed near sleeping areas and are working properly.

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October 2, 2017

PG&E Distributes Emergency Safety Kits to Children Impacted by Recent Evacuations

They may be young, but the students at Ophir Elementary School have more practice than even most grownups when it comes to responding to life-or-death emergencies. Their families have had to evacuate their city due to the Oroville Dam incident, as well as several wildfires. Last week, PG&E led an emergency preparedness assembly and gave fourth and fifth graders emergency safety kits.

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September 28, 2017

Earthquake Early Warning System Added to Some PG&E Elevators

PG&E has deployed a commercial-grade early warning system on a bank of four elevators at its downtown San Francisco headquarters. The 34-story building is the first high-rise building on the West Coast to have elevators equipped with the immediate, automated recall.

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September 27, 2017

PG&E Opens New Academy to Train Gas Safety Workforce of the Future

PG&E opened its new Gas Safety Academy in Winters today. The state-of-the-art site will serve as the primary training center for employees learning to operate and maintain every aspect of the company’s natural gas infrastructure.

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September 26, 2017

Recent Natural Disasters a Reminder of Personal Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month, and with thousands of people recently displaced and widespread damage due to the hurricanes that devastated parts of Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, along with the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked Mexico City, PG&E reminds its customers to make a personal emergency preparedness plan and build an emergency kit.

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September 24, 2017

VIDEO: PG&E ‘Storm Soldiers’ Return Home from Hurricane Irma Restoration Effort

After 14 days of battling Florida’s elements to help restore power in the wake of Hurricane Irma, PG&E’s “storm soldiers” have arrived back in California. In Sacramento, 125 crew members were greeted to a warm welcome by loved ones.

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September 21, 2017

PG&E Crews in Florida Restored Some Humanity, Not Just Electricity

For the 125 PG&E workers who spent two weeks on both coasts of Florida, the experience was as exhilarating as it was exhausting. Besides focusing on safe and efficient power restoration in the wake of Hurricane Irma, it might be the emotional, personal moments that they’ll remember from this humanitarian, mutual-aid mission.

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September 20, 2017

VIDEO: PG&E Crews Move West to Help Restore Area Hit Hard by Hurricane Irma

After supporting restoration efforts for a week in West Palm Beach, PG&E crews traveled 160 miles to the West Coast of Florida to help customers hit hard by Hurricane Irma. In this video, employees share what it’s like to continue to bring power back for residents without power since the natural disaster earlier this month.

September 20, 2017

PG&E Flying Low in Sonoma & Mendocino Counties to Inspect for Dead Trees

As part of its response to California’s tree mortality crisis, PG&E will conduct aerial patrols in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties this week to identify dead trees that could pose a wildfire or other public safety risk.

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September 15, 2017

VIDEO: Snakes, Alligators, Heat All in a Day’s Work for PG&E Crews Restoring Power in Florida

For the more than 100 PG&E linemen working to bring a slice of normalcy to the millions of Floridians recovering from Hurricane Irma, the job of restoring power is second nature. But working 3,000 miles from home, Mother Nature’s elements are anything but familiar.

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