November 24, 2015
A recent roundtable in Fremont focused on the upcoming storm season including what to expect and to best prepare for the El Niño effect. With a focus on safety, panelists provided tips on everything from downed power lines to the importance of having a family emergency plan.
November 16, 2015
A new movie about the life of line workers had its world premiere this past weekend in Napa County. And joining John Travolta for the unveiling were five PG&E linemen, who received praise from the movie star and a standing ovation from those in attendance.
November 12, 2015
PG&E troubleman Mike Bock knows he’s part of a profession where safety is an absolute must. So he relates to “Life on the Line,” a new John Travolta movie about line workers that has its world premiere this weekend in Napa County. Bock and three fellow PG&E line workers will attend the movie and meet the actor who portrays the important work they do every day.
November 4, 2015
Daily air patrols began in June and ended Oct. 31. The PG&E patrols spotted 146 fires and in 25 instances were the first to report them to Cal Fire or the U.S. Forest Service allowing the agencies to respond quickly.
October 30, 2015
PG&E reported to the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection this week on its 2015 drought response efforts to help prevent wildfires.
October 27, 2015
New technologies that weren’t around the last time El Niño storms hit the state are helping PG&E be better prepared to respond where and when needed should heavy rain cause outages. For now, the utility’s in-house meteorology team is closely monitoring the changing weather.
October 13, 2015
This month, PG&E put the finishing touches on a project eight years in the making — the modernization of its Mission Substation. These enhancements will improve reliability for customers while also lowering maintenance and operations costs.
October 12, 2015
PG&E will reinforce a hillside along Caribou Road about a mile below the Belden Dam between Oct. 19-30, with no through traffic allowed during work hours.
October 2, 2015
PG&E will create a parking area and walk-in access to its property on the east side of Fall River Lake.
September 29, 2015
If you had 15 minutes to evacuate your home, are you ready? If you’re like many of us, the answer is you’re not as prepared for an emergency as you’d like to be.
September 25, 2015
With wildfires burning since mid-September, PG&E crews have been working safely and quickly to restore customers and rebuild equipment damaged by the fires. The response is part of a highly-coordinated effort with crews working closely with first responders.
September 25, 2015
PG&E lineman Cody Smith was responding to the Valley Fire when his wife, nine months pregnant, called in a panic. Their house was on fire. He’s among the several dozen employees whose lives were turned upside down from California’s devastating wildfires.
September 16, 2015
PG&E today said that it is cooperating fully with an investigation by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) into the source of ignition for the Butte Fire.
September 14, 2015
PG&E crews continued their work responding to three major wildfires in Northern and Central California that have burned tens of thousands of acres.
September 13, 2015
Crews from PG&E worked through the weekend to support first responders including CAL FIRE on three major wildfires in Northern and Central California. The company is also assessing impacts to portions of the electric grid damaged by these active fires.