June 22, 2016
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 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.
June 15, 2016
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.
June 14, 2016
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 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.
June 10, 2016
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.
May 26, 2016
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
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.
May 23, 2016
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
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.
May 9, 2016
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.
May 3, 2016
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’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
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.
April 13, 2016
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.