Public Safety


March 20, 2017

Safe Digging Service for Utility Markings Now Available Online for Customers, Excavators

In honor of National Safe Digging Month this April, PG&E encourages everyone planning excavation projects big and small to get a free safe-digging ticket using the new and convenient tool: 811express.com.

March 15, 2017

PG&E Gas Leak-Sensing Fleet Sweeps Area to Enhance Customer Safety

Novato residents may notice an increased presence of PG&E crews working in their neighborhoods this week as the utility continues its mission of becoming the safest and most reliable natural gas provider in the country.

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March 14, 2017

Five Years of Tree Mortality: PG&E Continues Work to Keep Lines Clear, Lessen Wildfire Threat

Since California’s tree mortality crisis began, PG&E has worked to protect its infrastructure, and the customers and communities it serves, from wildfires and other public safety threats. This month, PG&E representatives appeared before the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to discuss how the energy company has been combating the threat.

March 10, 2017

PG&E Flies Low in Humboldt County to Inspect for Dead Trees

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.

March 2, 2017

PG&E to Fly Low in Yuba, Butte Foothills to Check for Drought-stricken Trees

PG&E will fly low by helicopter in the hills of Butte and Yuba counties next week to check for drought-stricken trees near power lines.

February 27, 2017

After Levee Breach, PG&E Works With First Responders to Keep Customers Safe

When a levee breach near Manteca forced mandatory evacuations, PG&E jumped into action to provide support to local first responders and help ensure the safety of its customers and the community.

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February 22, 2017

PG&E Inspects Power Lines in Fire-Prone Areas Two Times a Year

Five years of drought, pest infestations and warmer temperatures are transforming some of California’s beloved landscape. The total number of dead trees in the state since 2010 stands at 102 million. Now PG&E continues to use helicopters to inspect power lines and identify dead trees, work that can help reduce the risk of wildfires.

February 21, 2017

PG&E Donates to Food Bank Stretched Thin from Oroville Dam Evacuations

The food bank, which serves eight counties, helped feed evacuees even though its main warehouse was in the evacuation area and many of its own employees also had leave their homes earlier this month.

February 21, 2017

PG&E Flying Low in Shasta County to Check for Drought-stricken Trees

PG&E is using a contract helicopter service to fly foresters to check for trees weakened by the drought. Weakened trees and branches can fall into power lines, leading to outages and even wild land fires.

February 14, 2017

After Mass Evacuation in Oroville, PG&E Urges Customers to Make an Emergency Plan

With the recent evacuation of nearly 200,000 near Lake Oroville recently evacuated due to potential flooding, PG&E reminds customers the importance of having an emergency plan in place in the event of a disaster.

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February 14, 2017

PG&E Valentine’s Day Balloon Giveaway Stresses Safety

With a focus on safety, PG&E gave out 80 complimentary Valentine’s Day balloon bouquets to customers at Log Cabin Florist in Bakersfield. The event stressed latex balloons as an alternative to metallic balloons, which were responsible for 429 power outages in PG&E’s service area last year.

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February 8, 2017

PG&E Says ‘Keep Loved Ones – and Metallic Balloons – Close to Your Heart’

With Valentine’s Day approaching, PG&E reminds customers that sparks — and not just the romantic kind — can fly on Feb. 14 if improperly secured helium-filled metallic balloons come in contact with power lines.

January 31, 2017

PG&E Among First Energy Companies to Implement Earthquake Early Warning Technology

PG&E is working with private and publicly-funded technology technology developers to begin using earthquake early warning technology as part of its seismic response efforts. It’s just the latest example of the company’s dedication to a committed, proactive approach to emergency preparedness.

January 25, 2017

PG&E to Fly Low in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties to Inspect Trees near Power Lines

PG&E will fly low by helicopter over several communities in Sonoma and Mendocino counties today and Thursday (Jan. 25-26) to check for trees near power lines that may have been weakened by the past five years of drought.

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January 23, 2017

Mutual Aid Helps PG&E Restoration Efforts in Wake of Winter Storms

PG&E is getting by with a little help from its friends. In a wild month that brought some of California’s most intense winter weather in half a decade, crews from energy companies in other Western states have stepped up to augment PG&E’s restoration response as part of a regional mutual aid agreement.

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