March 5, 2014
Using 2x4s, sand and dirt, a group of PG&E gas workers, in coordination with the company’s Grassroots Safety Team, built planter boxes that allow them to practice pipe squeezing, an important safety technique during a gas leak. And learning how to do this in a simulated situation better prepares the workers when a real leak occurs.
March 4, 2014
PG&E will increase flows on the Pit 3 Reach of the Pit River from March 16 to May 9 while planned maintenance occurs at the Pit 3 powerhouse electric switchyard. PG&E encourages people recreating in or near this portion of the river to use extra caution during the increased flows.
February 27, 2014
Using a new tool created just for this purpose, PG&E has begun the inline inspection of a natural gas pipeline that extends up the San Francisco Peninsula. A so-called “smart pig,” the device was launched from the Milpitas Terminal this morning.
February 26, 2014
In Oakland, a Salvation Army center that provides shelter to homeless families had a big problem. The center’s parking lot lighting was outdated and no longer working, a safety issue for employees and neighbors. Enter PG&E, which solved the issue in a day with bright LED lights.
February 25, 2014
On Monday, PG&E brought technologies that identify natural gas leaks with more precision and speed together at its service center in Sacramento for a briefing and field visit with Sacramento County Congressman Ami Bera,
February 24, 2014
Families in the Fresno County town of Sanger learn life-saving skills and how to prevent house fires at weekend Firestopper event.
February 18, 2014
PG&E helped usher in the Lunar New Year with a focus on safety through various events and activities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento.
February 13, 2014
PG&E will be relocating natural gas lines and overhead power lines to make way for a “Safe Routes to Schools” project near King Avenue Elementary School in Yuba City.
February 13, 2014
PG&E representatives — in an exhibit area larger than last year’s — recently reached out to a major segment of its customer base at the largest farm show in the world: The 47th annual World Ag Expo.
February 10, 2014
In this Currents video interview, PG&E’s Executive Vice President of Electric Operations Geisha Williams talks about how the company is working with federal, state and local officials to ensure the safety of its customers and the critical electric grid assets throughout its system after gunshots damaged the Metcalf Substation in April of 2013.
February 7, 2014
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many people will celebrate with helium-filled metallic balloons. PG&E urges customers to securely tie a weight to all metallic balloons containing helium to prevent them from floating away. Metallic balloons that contact overhead power lines can disrupt electric service to an entire neighborhood, cause significant property damage and potentially result in serious injuries.
February 5, 2014
PG&E is redoubling its efforts this year to reduce “dig-ins” after an increased number of third party construction excavation crews struck gas pipelines in 2013. This year, the utility is starting an ambassador program that encourages contractors to promote the free 811 telephone service, which arranges the marking of underground lines before any digging project.
January 23, 2014
Replacement of 2,500 feet of pipeline increases natural gas capacity, improves reliability and prepares for increased demand.
January 23, 2014
The Department of Water Resources uses a lot of energy as it manages and protects California’s water. Enter PG&E, which this month will present the agency with recommendations to save energy and money. The timing couldn’t be more ideal. Gov. Jerry Brown is requiring state agencies to reduce its energy usage 20 percent by 2018.
January 17, 2014
PG&E encourages its customers to come up with an action plan for emergency preparedness. As this video story shows, simple steps like preparing an emergency supply kit and making an emergency communication plan for the family can help keep loved ones connected and ready for a natural disaster