Public Safety

August 17, 2017

PG&E to Increase Flows for Whitewater Recreation on Plumas County River

By Paul Moreno QUINCY — PG&E will again increase water flows for whitewater recreation in the Rock Creek Reach of the North Fork Feather River in Plumas County. The…

August 11, 2017

PG&E Opens New Center for Gas Safety and Innovation

PG&E opened its new Center for Gas Safety and Innovation, another significant milestone in the energy company’s efforts to provide customers with safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy. The teams that work there will use some of the industry’s most advanced tools, testing capabilities and lab resources to ensure the safe operation of its gas system.

Whether a small homeowners project or large construction, the public is reminded to call 811 or submit a request to before any digging project. (Currents Archive Photo.)
August 10, 2017

PG&E Urges Public, Contractors to Help Prevent Damage to Underground Utilities

As part of National Safe Digging Day on Friday (Aug. 11), Californians are reminded to call 811 or submit a request to at least two days before any digging project to help ensure the project is safe to start.

July 31, 2017

San Jose Earthquakes Soccer Player Meets Rescuers

PG&E’s Colby Peterson was reunited with San Jose Earthquakes soccer player Matheus Silva, weeks after he and two other men are credited with saving Silva from a near drowning.

July 28, 2017

PG&E Survey: Only One in Seven Customers Calls Free 811 Service Ahead of Digging Projects

When it comes to getting customers to use 811, the free service to mark underground utility lines, one thing is clear: More education is needed. A PG&E survey shows the resource is misunderstood and underused in Northern and Central California, with only one in seven customers calling 811 before digging.​

July 25, 2017

PG&E Partners with Fire Responders Enhancing Public Safety Ahead of Detwiler Fire

PG&E worked closely with Cal Fire to determine the fire’s projected path and then used the information proactively, spraying fire retardant on power poles in the fire zone and minimizing damage.

July 25, 2017

PG&E Flying Low in Mendocino, Lake Counties to Inspect for Dead Trees

As part of its response to California’s tree mortality crisis, PG&E will conduct aerial patrols in Mendocino and Lake counties on Wednesday (July 26) to identify dead trees that could pose a wildfire or other public safety risk.

July 24, 2017

How PG&E’s Colby Peterson Helped Save a Life

For Colby Peterson, July 4 began as a routine holiday. Peterson and his brother-in-law headed to a beach near Lake Tahoe’s Zephyr Cove just before sunrise where they headed to the water for some paddle-boarding. It wouldn’t be too long before Peterson, a PG&E vegetation management program manager, would call on the company’s constant safety messaging to help save a life.

July 20, 2017

Sacramento Becomes State’s First ‘Gold Shovel’ City

In front of Sacramento City Hall, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg accepted a gold shovel from PG&E’s John Higgins, commemorating the City’s commitment to safe digging practices.

July 19, 2017

Trailhead, Trails Near Oroville Dam to Close for PG&E Transmission Tower Work

With the use of helicopters, PG&E will be unloading electric transmission towers being disassembled near the Oroville Dam and will close off the area for public safety from July 24-28.

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July 13, 2017

Tuolumne County: PG&E Donates Dead Trees for Burning Man Temple

Like a phoenix, once majestic Ponderosa pine trees, destroyed by drought and bark beetles, will soon find new life in The Temple at Burning Man. PG&E is donating the dead trees, that it has felled to protect power lines and public safety, for the annual event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

July 10, 2017

PG&E Meter Reader Honored for Saving a Life

Brian Maglaya rescued a motorcycle rider who crashed and was thrown over an embankment. His quick action not only earned him a PG&E employee award for heroism, he was also nominated for a citizen’s award by the California Highway Patrol.

July 5, 2017

Pit 5 Powerhouse Road Closed for Safety During Repair Work

Repairs are being done along a storm-damaged stretch of road leading to PG&E’s Pit 5 powerhouse and James B. Black Day Use Area along the Pit River in eastern Shasta County.

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June 29, 2017

Employee Champion Awards Celebrate the Best of PG&E

PG&E employees save lives. They develop innovative cost-saving ways to build gas regulator stations. And they lead employee resource groups to make colleagues feel more comfortable at work. All were among the winners of PG&E’s annual Employee Champion Awards.

June 26, 2017

PG&E Flying Low in Shasta, Tehama and Trinity Counties to Patrol for Dead Trees

By Paul Moreno As part of its response to California’s tree mortality crisis, PG&E will conduct low-flying helicopter patrols in Shasta, Tehama and Trinity counties this week to…

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