Public Safety

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February 8, 2016

Fill the Air with Love on Valentine’s Day, Not Metallic Balloons

There are at least 370 reasons that balloons should be tied to a weight. That was the number of power outages in PG&E’s service territory in 2015 caused by untethered metallic balloons striking power lines.

February 5, 2016

PG&E Safely Operates its Natural Gas Storage Facilities

PG&E owns and operates three of California’s 14 underground natural gas storage facilities. Gas storage helps PG&E provide customers with safe, reliable and affordable gas throughout the year, especially in winter months when prices for gas can be higher in other parts of the country.

February 5, 2016

PG&E Prepares for World Ag Expo, Largest Farm Industry Gathering

For more than 30 years, PG&E has used the expo to connect with some of its 31,000 customers who operate farms or work in farm-related industries.

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January 29, 2016

PG&E Doing Its Part to Prepare for Super Bowl 50

As the Golden State prepares to host the golden anniversary of one of the most anticipated sporting events all year, PG&E is doing its part to ensure that residents and visitors celebrating Super Bowl 50 in the Bay Area have access to safe, reliable and clean energy.

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January 29, 2016

Official Clean Energy Partner of Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, PG&E Helps Bay Area Prepare for Waves of Fans Arriving for Big Game

In advance of the game, PG&E is working with the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee and myriad law-enforcement and other agencies in San Francisco and the South Bay.

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January 15, 2016

PG&E Recognized for Extraordinary Restoration Response During California Wildfire

The Edison Electric Institute awarded PG&E with its Emergency Response Award in recognition of the company’s efforts to restore power to customers following September’s Valley Fire in Lake County.

January 14, 2016

PG&E’s Jesus Soto Jr., Named to Common Ground Alliance Board of Directors

Soto, who joined PG&E in 2012, brings 20 years of experience in the natural gas industry to the Common Ground Alliance board of directors.

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January 11, 2016

PG&E Helps Residents Prepare for El Niño

PG&E recently joined forces with the City of Santa Cruz, American Red Cross and other local agencies to host an El Niño preparedness workshop for Spanish-speaking residents. The first El Niño-driven storms have already hit Santa Cruz County and much of the state.

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January 11, 2016

Bakersfield Gas Employee Practices Safety on Land and at Sea

Whether he’s out with his gas crew in the desert near Topock or exploring the ocean floor off of Catalina Island, Trevor Fulks has a perspective that looks far beneath the surface. Fulks, who appears in one of PG&E’s local TV ads, displays an abudance of calm courage and confidence to forge the company’s newest foundations.

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January 6, 2016

PG&E Urges Customers to Prepare as First El Niño-driven Storms Hit California

Both rain and snow fell as several major storms hit California this week — and more is on the way. PG&E is prepared and has a plan to deal with the weather and reminds customers to also be prepared by knowing what to do in the event outages occur.

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January 6, 2016

Amid Devastating Drought, PG&E Helping Ensure Safety in Forested Areas

Years of devastating drought have taken a heavy toll on the state’s forests. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Madera County community of Bass Lake where dead trees can cause power outages or become fuel for fires. As this video shows, PG&E is going to extraordinary lengths to protect the electrical infrastructure by removing the dead trees near power poles.

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December 30, 2015

Year in Review: PG&E Responds to Wildfires, Highlights Safe Digging at New York Stock Exchange and More

As 2015 comes to an end, Currents looks back at some of the PG&E stories we’ve covered over the year — from the massive response to major wildfires to calling attention to safe digging practices at the New York Stock Exchange.

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December 23, 2015

PG&E Presents Tips to Wrap Up the Holiday Season Safely

PG&E wishes its customers a safe and happy holiday season. As festivities and parties culminate over the next several days, the company reminds the public to avoid holiday hazards.

December 22, 2015

PG&E, Red Cross and Fire Officials, Partner to Prevent Holiday Hazards

The fire danger posed by dry Christmas trees was demonstrated in several cities this month to show how easily they could ignite. PG&E teamed up with the American Red Cross and fire departments in San Francisco, Chico, Bakersfield and Sacramento to stress the importance of home fire safety.

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December 10, 2015

PG&E’s Safety Culture Meets the Rigor of New Pipeline Industry Gold Standard

PG&E recently became one of the first companies in the U.S. to meet the rigor of a new industry gold standard for pipeline safety and safety culture, the American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice (API RP 1173).

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