Public Safety

January 27, 2015

PG&E Upgrading Natural Gas Pipelines in Red Bluff

PG&E is modernizing the natural gas distribution system in Red Bluff as part of its ongoing effort to create the safest, most reliable gas system in the nation. PG&E crews are performing the upgrades through March.

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January 26, 2015

PG&E Expands Partnership with Picarro as Next Phase of Industry-Leading Gas Leak Detection Strategy

PG&E today announced the next phase in its ongoing plan to improve safety and reduce methane emissions from its gas system through an expanded strategic alliance with Silicon Valley-based Picarro Inc.

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January 20, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Reaches Major Milestone Replacing Cast Iron Pipe Across Northern and Central California

PG&E has completed its system-wide replacement of all known cast iron pipeline ahead of its self-imposed 2014 year-end goal.

January 13, 2015

PG&E Upgrading Natural Gas Pipes in Marysville

PG&E began work this week to modernize the natural gas distribution system in Marysville as part of its ongoing efforts to create the safest, most reliable gas system in the nation. PG&E crews are scheduled to perform the nearly $2.7 million in upgrades through April.

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January 5, 2015

Year in Review: Currents Video Stories Show PG&E’s Focus on Safety, Reliability and Community

In 2014, on the digital pages of Currents, we’ve told how PG&E is providing safe, reliable and affordable energy for our customers. We’ve also traveled across our 70,000-square-mile territory to tell those local stories where PG&E people are having an impact on their hometowns. Here’s a look at some of our favorite video stories from 2014.

January 2, 2015

PG&E’s Mini-Robots, Smart Pigs and Lasers Lead 2014 Gas Safety Innovations

PG&E helped to advance natural gas industry safety by testing and deploying more than 30 new, innovative gas safety tools in 2014. Thanks in large part to PG&E’s…

December 31, 2014

PG&E Continues Responding to Outages Caused by Wind Storm

As a powerful wind storm concludes its sweep of Northern California, PG&E crews continue working around the clock to safely restore service to customers and repair damage to the utility’s electrical equipment.

December 30, 2014

PG&E Implementing Plans for Pending Wind Storm

With a major wind storm now heading toward Northern and Central California, PG&E is reminding customers that power outages may occur this week due to high winds and…

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December 29, 2014

Year in Review: PG&E’s Efforts Ensure Service Reliability for Customers

Here’s a look back at some of the ways that PG&E kept its gas and electric service reliable for customers in 2014.

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December 26, 2014

Year in Review: Safety at Center of Everything PG&E Does

PG&E’s commitment to safety begins with its 23,000 employees who provide safe energy throughout the company’s 70,000-square-mile service area. And safety was abundantly on display in 2014 — from PG&E’s response to the Napa earthquake to removing downed power lines in the December winter storm.

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December 23, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Funds $2 Million in New Fire Detection Cameras

PG&E funded $2 million dollars to local Fire Safe Councils this fall to install 28 highly-programmable remote fire sensing cameras on some of the most important wildfire lookout towers in California, in Marin, Calaveras, Humboldt and Butte counties. “These cameras are helping fire agencies respond more quickly to fires,” PG&E’s Pete Dominguez says in this video story.

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December 18, 2014

PG&E, Fire Department Team Up to Prevent Holiday Hazards

PG&E and the Bakersfield Fire Department recently partnered to remind customers about keeping the holidays safe. The event included a demonstration on how quickly a dried Christmas tree can burn as well as information about lighting and other electrical safety topics.

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December 16, 2014

PG&E Brings Garden-to-Table Education to Students in Pittsburg

At Stoneman Elementary in Pittsburg, PG&E planted fruit trees that will help students learn about garden-to-table healthy eating.

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December 12, 2014

Customer: Removing Diseased Trees Avoided Power Outages during Storm

In the small Alameda County community of Sunol, power wasn’t lost during this week’s powerful California storms. One customer credits that to a recent PG&E grant that funded the removal of 50 dead trees.

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December 12, 2014

VIDEO: Storm-Impacted Customers Thank PG&E Crews for Restoring Power

As the biggest storm in years drenched California, PG&E crews worked around the clock to restore power safely and as quickly as possible. As this video shows, customers were appreciative.

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