Public Safety

April 18, 2014

PG&E Recognized by White House in New Climate Action Plan

A new White House strategy paper on reducing emissions of methane — a powerful greenhouse gas — named PG&E as one of five natural gas utilities nationwide “collaborating to address key technical and regulatory factors affecting methane emission reduction opportunities from natural gas distribution systems.”

April 18, 2014

On Anniversary of Great San Francisco Quake, PG&E Says Modeling Helps It Prepare for Next Big One

During Earthquake Preparedness Month in April, and on the anniversary of the Great 1906 San Francisco earthquake, PG&E talks about its continuous improvement efforts to strengthen its facilities and preparedness for catastrophic earthquakes.

April 17, 2014

PG&E Joins Local First Responders in Emergency Drill

ALLEY SPRINGS – PG&E joined first responders and others at Calaveras County’s third annual emergency exercise on Saturday.

April 16, 2014

Trees Donated as Reminder to Call 811 Before Digging

At a safe-digging event in Fresno, PG&E representatives joined local officials to remind people to call 811 before starting any digging project. As a bonus, 100 trees were given away to those who pledged to call 811.

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April 10, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Offers $250,000 Reward to Help Solve Metcalf Substation Attack

PG&E said today that it is contributing a $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator or perpetrators who fired gunshots that caused extensive damage to its Metcalf Transmission Substation near San Jose nearly one year ago.

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April 9, 2014

PG&E Hosts Safety Events This Month Focused on Safe Digging

April is National Safe Digging Month, and PG&E will be hosting booths at Home Depot stores in San Jose, Emeryville and Modest to remind customers about the importance of calling 8-1-1 before starting any digging project.

April 7, 2014

PG&E Upgrading Gas Pipeline Along Highway 70

PG&E will begin work this week to install new natural gas lines along Highway 70 north of Marysville. Work will continue through August.

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April 2, 2014

April is National Safe-Digging Month; PG&E Reminds Customers to Always Call 8-1-1 Before Digging

April is National Safe Digging Month and PG&E reminders customers — both homeowers and contractors — to call 8-1-1 before starting any digging project. The free service marks underground utility lines. Safe digging prevents serious injuries, repair costs and inconvenient outages.

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April 1, 2014

PG&E Pledges to Stay Focused on Safety Despite Federal Charges

PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) and its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, pledged to stay focused on building the safest and most reliable natural gas system in the country despite what it expects will be a lengthy legal process to demonstrate that federal criminal charges filed today have no merit.

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March 27, 2014

PG&E Expects Criminal Charges in Connection with San Bruno Accident; Pledges Continued Commitment to Safety

PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) and its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, today filed a disclosure document with the Securities and Exchange Commission reporting that they expect that the federal government will bring criminal charges against the utility in connection with the 2010 San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline accident.The company pledged to maintain its strong focus on safety during what is expected to be a lengthy legal process.

March 26, 2014

Preparedness Expo Will Focus on Safety

PG&E partners with American Red Cross in third annual emergency preparedness event free to local residents on Saturday.

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March 19, 2014

As Silicon Valley Grows, PG&E Adds Electric Capacity While Improving Reliability

Santa Clara County was a very different area more than 50 years ago when PG&E built its El Patio substation. Hence the need for more electric capacity in one of California’s fastest growing counties. And that’s exactly what PG&E did in the Silicon Valley city of Campbell by upgrading a substation to improve reliability for 50,000 customers.

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March 13, 2014

PG&E to Launch Pilot Program to Upgrade Service Safety, Reliability for Mobile Home Park Residents

Following a decision by state regulators, PG&E will begin reaching out to owners of master-metered mobile home parks in Northern and Central California for a three-year voluntary pilot program to install new gas and electric service for their residents.

March 13, 2014

PG&E Teaches Safety to Children at Arbor Day Celebration

PG&E took to the school yard in Oroville in Butte County to teach schoolchildren about the importance of trees and safety around power lines.

March 10, 2014

Eureka: PG&E Patrols Find No Damage After Sunday Night Earthquake

PG&E patrols found no damage after Sunday night’s earthquake off the coast of Eureka. The event is a good reminder of the importance of being prepared before a natural disaster strikes.

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