Public Safety


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November 25, 2014

VIDEO: Make Decorating with Holiday Lights Safe, Efficient and Fun

PG&E reminds customers that while holiday lighting truly adds to the season, it can also significantly increase the potential for fire risk, injury and electric shock if the proper precautions aren’t followed while decorating. Here are some tips to have a safe, energy-efficient holiday.

November 25, 2014

PG&E, Highway 108 Fire Safe Council Partner to Reduce Wildfire Risk

PG&E awarded the Highway 108 Fire Safety Council with $235,000 in funding to help create a shaded fuel break by reducing fuels on each side of the roads in the area by removing small trees and brush.

November 25, 2014

Five Safety Tips for Thanksgiving from PG&E

PG&E offers some safety tips to help customers stay safe and warm over the winter holidays.

November 21, 2014

Vegetation Management Team Gets Personal with Local Customers

When staffers on PG&E’s Vegetation Management team in Fresno wanted to talk to residents about upcoming work, they thought hosting a picnic might be a innovative approach. Residents like Carlos Poblano agree. “I think it’s a much better way of doing business,” he said.

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November 20, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Practices Emergency Response with Two-Day Drill

PG&E practiced its readiness for a natural disaster with a two-day drill this week. As this video story shows, part of the drill was establishing a base camp at the Alameda County Fairground in Pleasanton.

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November 13, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E, Others Testing Mini-Robot to Enhance Pipeline Inspections

PG&E has begun testing a miniature robot that will allow the visual inspection of natural gas pipelines for signs of corrosion without the need for costly construction digs. PG&E joined with NYSEARCH— a voluntary research organization representing several gas companies in North America — and Honeybee Inc. to develop the robot prototype. As this video shows, the device is so small that it looks like a toy, but it has the potential to deliver big savings for the industry and PG&E customers.

From left, Peter Glaholm of Lloyd's Register presents gas certifications to PG&E's Chris Johns and Nick Stavropoulos in May. (Currents Archive Photo.)
November 12, 2014

Lloyd’s Register Recertifies PG&E as Best-in-Class Gas System Operator

PG&E announced today that Lloyd’s Register, the independent, international auditor, recertified the company as a best-in-class gas system operator and the company’s ISO 55001: 2014 and PAS 55-1: 2008 certifications due in part to the progress it made across all aspects of its gas operations since its original qualification in May 2014.

November 10, 2014

PG&E Upgrading Gas Pipeline in East Hills Neighborhood

PG&E has started work to upgrade 1,800 feet of natural gas pipeline in the East Hills neighborhood of San Jose along Dale Drive. The new natural gas distribution line will increase service reliability for the growing area. The project is expected to be completed Dec. 1.

November 7, 2014

More than 600 New Streetlights and Metal Poles Mean Better Safety, Efficiency

PG&E has begun a three-month project to replace 650 wooden poles and streetlights with modern, more efficient lighting and stronger poles in Yuba and Sutter counties. The result will be safer lighting and more reliable street light poles.

November 6, 2014

PG&E Funds Installation of Fire Detection Cameras at Critical Locations in Butte County

As the state braces for record drought conditions to continue, PG&E is funding the installation of highly programmable fire sensing cameras on some of the most important tower locations in California.

November 5, 2014

PG&E Helps SLO County Businesses Prepare for Disasters

When Mother Nature strikes, will your business be ready? That was the focus today (Nov. 5) of an emergency preparedness workshop for San Luis Obispo County businesses hosted by the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce and sponsored in part by PG&E.

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November 4, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Adapts Mars Rover Technology for Gas-Leak Detection Tool

Technology currently used on the red planet soon will be added to PG&E’s comprehensive suite of gas-leak detection tools. As this video shows, the laser-based technology was originally designed to find methane on Mars, a possible sign of life. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and PG&E have collaborated to adapt the technology to find gas leaks.

November 3, 2014

PG&E Funds Fire Detection Cameras to Protect Sierra Foothills

PG&E has funded the installation of fire-detection cameras on lookout towers in Calaveras County. In all, the company will spend $2 million to install 28 high-resolution infrared remote fire-sensing cameras in seven locations in Northern and Central California.

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October 23, 2014

PG&E Funds Restoration of Sawmill Peak Lookout Tower

Over the past several months, a cooperative effort between PG&E, the Butte County Fire Safe Council and CAL FIRE has enabled significant restoration work to be completed on the Sawmill Peak lookout.

October 22, 2014

PG&E Funds Fire Prevention Efforts by Yuba Fire Safe Council, Yuba County

PG&E has provided more than $400,000 in funding for projects that will reduce wildfire risk in the Yuba County foothills, the company announced today.

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