Public Safety

May 21, 2015

CAL FIRE, PG&E Urge Boaters and Campers to Play Safe on Memorial Day Weekend

CAL FIRE and PG&E want Californians to have a memorable and safe Memorial Day weekend. The state and the utility are partnering to encourage boaters and campers to use caution over the holiday – and all summer long – when towing recreational equipment and burning campfires.

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May 20, 2015

10 Things to Know About Steve Redding, Honored Today for His Contributions to Natural Gas Industry

Here are 10 things to know about Steve Redding Sr., director of leak management in PG&E’s Gas Operations, who was honored with the Milton W. Heath Sr. Award at the 2015 American Gas Association meeting today.

May 20, 2015

PG&E Gas Safety Leader Honored with National Award for Detection, Prevention and Repair of Leaks

PG&E is pleased to announce that Steve Redding Sr., director of the company’s leak management program, was named as the recipient of the 2015 Milton W. Heath Sr. Memorial Award at the American Gas Association’s annual Operations Conference and Biennial Exhibition in Grapevine, Texas, today.

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May 20, 2015

PG&E Completes 10th NTSB Safety Recommendation Since 2010 San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

PG&E today (May 20) announced that it has completed the 10th of 12 safety recommendations issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) following the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion. The NTSB granted “closed-acceptable action” status given the improvements the company has made on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and commended the company’s actions for exceeding the scope of the recommendation.

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May 18, 2015

PG&E, State Parks Encourage Water Enthusiasts to Adapt to the Effects of the Drought

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and PG&E are warning water enthusiasts not to become complacent because of the drought, and to take serious precautions when in or near water this spring and summer.

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May 15, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E’s Largest Earthquake Drill Tests Utility’s Readiness for the Big One

A 7.2 earthquake and aftershocks shake Northern California. No, this isn’t the plot to a summer blockbuster, but a scenario played out this week as PG&E conducted its largest ever earthquake drill.

During company exercises, PG&E deploys its Mobile Command Vehicle to provide on-site communication capabilities. (Currents Archive Photo.)
May 12, 2015

PG&E Readies Large-Scale Company Exercise to Test Emergency Response Plans for a Catastrophic Earthquake along the San Andreas Fault

On Wednesday and Thursday, PG&E will conduct a two-day, large-scale exercise to test its preparedness and response plans for a simulated magnitude 7.2 earthquake along the San Andreas Fault. The drill involves more than 750 employees working in coordination with 24 emergency centers throughout PG&E’s service area. These annual exercises test new technology and processes that the utility has implemented to improve its response to catastrophic events.

May 8, 2015

PG&E Reminds Customers Celebrating Mother’s Day to Keep Metallic Balloons Away from Power Lines

This Mother’s Day, PG&E urges everyone to keep the sparkle and flash to family photography, and to avoid unweighted metallic balloons, which can potentially cause electric service disruptions, significant property damage or serious injuries, if they come in contact with overhead power lines.

May 6, 2015

PG&E, High School Frisbee Team Partner to Promote Digging Safety

Foothill High School’s ultimate Frisbee team in Pleasanton is learning a new set of skills. The Frisbee team and PG&E are building public awareness of PG&E’s 811 Ambassador Program by incorporating the 811 logo onto team equipment and jerseys.

May 5, 2015

PG&E Encourages Customers to Stay Safe during National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and PG&E is joining with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety. This year, PG&E and ESFI will focus on promoting safety in America’s communities, homes and businesses.

April 20, 2015

Japan’s Chubu Electric Power Company Looks to Diablo Canyon for Best Practices in Assessing Risk, Seismic Safety

Eight senior-level leaders from Japan’s third largest power company – Chubu Electric Power Company – were welcomed to Diablo Canyon Power Plant by PG&E Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer Ed Halpin. The visit was aimed at learning more about the plant’s commitment to managing risk and seismic safety.

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April 17, 2015

PG&E Coordinating with CPUC for Removal and Repair of Damaged Pipeline from Fresno Gas Line Incident, Supporting Field Investigation

Utility responds quickly after non-PG&E workers strike transmission pipeline in north Fresno. Incident serves as reminder on the importance of calling 811 two days before digging. .

April 17, 2015

PG&E Shares Safety Tips During Earthquake Preparedness Month

From knowing safe spots in each room to having emergency supplies on hand, last year’s Napa earthquake shows why businesses and families need to be prepared…

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April 9, 2015

PG&E Says Lessons of Tragic San Bruno Explosion Will Not Be Forgotten

PG&E Chairman and CEO Tony Earley following today’s CPUC decision: “All of us at PG&E have committed ourselves to a goal of transforming this company into the safest and most reliable energy provider in America.”

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April 8, 2015

PG&E Meets Spring Break Request to School District Going Solar

The last step for a San Luis Obispo County school to go solar involved getting a new transformer. So when the school district asked PG&E to perform the work during the school’s spring break this week, the utility’s Division Leadership Team made it happen.

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