Public Safety


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June 22, 2016

VIDEO: PG&E Tests Technologies that Could Offer Early Warning, Speedy Restoration after Major Earthquake

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hits the Bay Area. The devastation is widespread. Does this sound like the latest summer blockbuster? It’s not. Practicing its response to a major earthquake, PG&E staged a company-wide exercise to test the company’s readiness.

June 20, 2016

PG&E to Increase Flows for Whitewater Recreation on Portion of North Fork Feather River

PG&E will increase water flows for whitewater recreation in the Rock Creek Reach of the North Fork Feather River in Plumas County over four weekends this summer, beginning June 25-26.

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June 15, 2016

PG&E, Cal Fire Partner to Reduce Wildfire Risk

With summer near, Cal Fire is urging homeowners to protect against wildfires by clearing defensible space around their homes. Cal Fire also is working through partnerships with PG&E and others to make communities more fire safe, including in Amador County where fire officials hope a controlled burn will pay dividends come wildfire season.

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June 14, 2016

PG&E Advice to Graduating Seniors: Secure Metallic Balloons with Weights

With graduation season in full swing, PG&E is imparting some sage words of wisdom to schools, graduates and their families: If your graduation celebration involves helium-filled metallic balloons, make sure they are secured with a weight to prevent them from coming into contact with overhead power lines and causing a public safety risk.

June 10, 2016

PG&E to Perform Electric Transmission Safety Work along Highway 101

PG&E will use helicopters to make improvements to high voltage electric transmission towers this weekend in Burlingame. The work will take place above and near Highway 101 between Anza Boulevard and Broadway and will likely cause traffic delays.

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June 10, 2016

PG&E Lineman Wins National Public Service Award for 25 Years as Volunteer Firefighter

PG&E lineman and Orland resident Jeff Gomes has worked in tough conditions: fierce storms, sweltering heat, the aftermath of wildfires — to help restore power. After more than 25 years as a volunteer firefighter, he will receive a big honor: The Jefferson Award for Public Service.

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May 26, 2016

VIDEO: Leak Survey Crews Cover Northern and Central California by Air, Land and Sea

PG&E is utilizing a diverse array of innovative tools to survey and inspect its gas infrastructure by air, by land and by sea. As this video shows, advancements in new technology are helping lead the way for the future of leak surveys.

May 25, 2016

PG&E Urges Planning for National Dam Safety Awareness Day

In recognition of National Dam Safety Awareness Day on Tuesday (May 31), PG&E urges those living or working below dams to recognize the signs of a potential dam breach and to have or update an existing evacuation plan.

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May 23, 2016

PG&E, Division of Boating and Waterways Warn of Higher, Colder Flows

With more snow melt this year than in recent years, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and PG&E are warning water enthusiasts to be aware of colder and higher river and stream flows, and to take precautions when in or near water.

May 13, 2016

Interstate 580 to Close Briefly for PG&E Electric Transmission Safety Work

On Sunday (May 15), PG&E begins work in Castro Valley above and near Interstate 580 between Crow Canyon Road and Eden Canyon Road exits to make improvements of nearby electric transmission towers and power lines.

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May 9, 2016

PG&E Collaborates with First Responders on Emergency Preparedness

Myriad agencies protect public safety in the cluster of cities within San Mateo County. When emergencies affect the Peninsula’s 1,500 miles of power lines overhead and 2,100 miles of gas lines underground, it’s critical to have a strong relationship with the brave men and women who arrive first on the scene.

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May 3, 2016

PG&E Supports Metallic Balloon Safety Legislation

Breakfast in bed, macaroni necklaces, flowers and balloon bouquets may be popular gifts this Mother’s Day, but PG&E reminds customers that metallic balloons can cause power outages and pose a public safety risk. PG&E also joins other utilities in support of a bill that would ban metallic balloons.

April 18, 2016

PG&E Supports Fire Department with $250,000 Birthday Gift

PG&E’s financial contribution was made in honor of the San Francisco Fire Department’s 150th birthday. The utility and first responders work closely together when disaster strikes including earthquakes.

April 14, 2016

PG&E Pays $318 Million in Property Taxes and Franchise Fees to Cities, Counties

Property tax and franchise fee payments, paid to cities and counties for use of public streets for gas and electric facilities, are one of the important ways PG&E helps drive local economies and supports essential public services such as education and public safety.

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April 13, 2016

PG&E Becomes First U.S. Utility to Earn Supplier Quality Assurance Certification

The third-party certification was earned after a rigorous assessment showed that PG&E holds to some the highest quality assurance standards for its suppliers. The certification further demonstrates PG&E’s continued progress on safety and reliability.

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