Public Safety


August 29, 2014

PG&E to Provide High Whitewater Flows on Pit River over Two September Weekends

PG&E will provide high whitewater flows in the Pit 5 Reach of the Pit River in eastern Shasta County over two weekends in September

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August 27, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Employees Descend on Napa to Aid Customers Impacted by Earthquake

Gas crew foreman Steve Bittner is used to pressure situations. So when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake jolted him awake early Sunday in Napa, he took action. As this video demonstrates, Bittner was just one of the many employees helping customers get their lives back in order.

August 27, 2014

PG&E Asks for Public’s Help to Support Theft Investigation at Metcalf Substation

PG&E is asking for the public’s assistance in providing any information that could help lead to the apprehension of the individuals who stole construction equipment from its Metcalf Substation south of San Jose. The company is working closely with law enforcement on a full investigation of the incident, and asks the public to contact the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Department’s 24 hour crime tip hotline at 408-808-4431.

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August 27, 2014

PG&E Continues Work with Customers in Aftermath of Napa Earthquake

PG&E employees spent Tuesday (Aug. 26) going door-to-door, talking to customers and checking for gas leaks – two days after an earthquake struck the Napa area.

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August 27, 2014

PG&E Provides Back-to-School Safety Tips to Help Prevent Injuries

As children go back to school in the aftermath of the Napa County earthquake, PG&E reminds Northern and Central California families and educators to discuss with their students how to stay safe around electricity and natural gas inside and outside the home.

August 26, 2014

PG&E, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Share Back-to-School Safety Lesson

With children of all ages going back to school, PG&E teamed up with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office in Redwood City on August 21 to provide safety reminders for families across Northern and Central California.

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August 26, 2014

PG&E to Increase Flows for Whitewater Recreation on Rock Creek Reach of North Fork Feather River

PG&E will increase water flows for whitewater recreation in the Rock Creek Reach of the North Fork Feather River in Plumas County over two weekends.

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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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