Public Safety

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August 20, 2014

Concord Employees Protect Public from Live Wire

Imagine going out for lunch, sitting down, and before taking a bite, you hear a loud noise outside. A large truck had hit a utility pole, causing a transformer to crash to the ground and leaving a live electrical wire dangling at the side of the pole. That experience recently happened to two PG&E office workers, who immediately took action to protect bystanders.

August 19, 2014

PG&E Working on Pipe Replacement Project in Union City and Fremont

PG&E is working on a project to replace an eight-inch natural gas distribution feeder main that runs from Union City to Fremont, improving system safety and reliability.

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August 18, 2014

Mary Molina Credits Mentors for Her Success

PG&E pipeline engineer Mary Molina credits workplace mentors for helping her build career success and confidence and relishes opportunities to continue learning.

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August 11, 2014

PG&E’s Gold Shovel Standard Paves the Way for Safe Excavation

Today, PG&E announced a new, first-of–its-kind excavation safety standard at an event for construction professionals. The Gold Shovel Standard, created by PG&E, will ensure that contractors doing excavation work for PG&E demonstrate a commitment to safe digging.

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August 11, 2014

PG&E, Butte College Conduct Wildfire Safety Training for Reporters

When TV and newspaper journalists report on a wildfire, they need to stay safe themselves. As this video story shows, that was the premise in Oroville recently when PG&E, CAL FIRE and Butte College sponsored a day of media safety training.

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August 8, 2014

PG&E Promotes Safe Digging on National 811 Day

Aug. 11 provides a great opportunity to remind PG&E customers about the importance of calling 811 before any residential or commercial digging project.

August 6, 2014

PG&E Will Replace Cast Iron Pipe in 2014; Action Reduces Leak Backlog, Cuts Emissions

By the end of 2014, PG&E will have replaced all 2,243 miles of its cast iron gas distribution pipe — which can be prone to leaks — with new, modern materials. This announcement makes PG&E one of the first utilities of comparable size and age to complete such an action.

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August 6, 2014

PG&E’s Gas Transmission Modernization Plans Promise Boost to State’s Economy

PG&E’s gas transmission infrastructure plans over the next three years would support thousands of jobs, tens of millions of dollars in state and local tax revenue, and hundreds of millions of dollars in business sales if approved by state regulators, according to a new study.

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July 29, 2014

PG&E Gas Executive Meets with Industry Leaders, Federal Energy Officials and Obama Administration

Nick Stavropoulos discusses PG&E’s plans to reduce methane emissions, curb climate change and the importance of building a skilled work force.

July 23, 2014

Revenue Assurance Investigative Team Puts Focus on Safety

Tampering with PG&E equipment to steal electricity can pose a serious risk of fire and injury, which is why the revenue assurance team is working so hard to curb energy theft.

July 22, 2014

PG&E, Marin Fire Safe Council Team to Prevent Wildfires

PG&E and the Marin Fire Safe Council today (July 22) announced a partnership to help prevent wildfires in the Inverness area.

July 21, 2014

PG&E Helping Reduce Wildfire Risk in Sierra Area by Partnering with Fire Safe Councils

PG&E and the El Dorado, Nevada and Placer Sierra Fire Safe Councils are partnering to help prevent wildfires in the Grass Valley area.

July 18, 2014

PG&E Focuses on Safety at the 2014 California State Fair

PG&E is celebrating more than a decade at the California State Fair in Sacramento. Today through July 27, PG&E will be providing safety advice and other tips at its booth. PG&E is partnering with the IBEW this year.

July 18, 2014

Residents See Increased Work as PG&E Enhances Integrity, Reliability of Gas System

Crews to perform hydrostatic pressure testing in San Rafael and San Anselmo communities as part of ongoing effort to ensure gas pipeline safety and reliability.

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July 15, 2014

Electrifying Whodunit: PG&E Protects Public by Investigating Mysteries of Downed Wires

If you’ve ever seen an episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” then you’re probably familiar with the scenario: Forensic investigators solve crimes by examining the evidence. A team of PG&E detectives is doing just that, analyzing the reason for downed electric lines.

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