Public Safety

October 21, 2016

Infographic: PG&E Performing Free Safety Inspections

Before the winter season, PG&E gas service technicians perform thousands of safety checks and pilot relights for customers. To book an inspection, call 800-743-5000.

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October 13, 2016

As Early-Season Storms Approach, PG&E Urges Customers to Stay Safe and Be Prepared

As the first storm of the season moves toward Northern and Central California packing rain and gusty winds, PG&E was hard at work preparing for the storm.

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October 7, 2016

PG&E Crews Restore Power after Wildfire Damages Power Lines and Poles

Just a few miles away from the heart of Silicon Valley, a wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains sent a large plume of smoke into the air and forced many residents to flee their homes. This week, PG&E restored power to several hundred residents displaced by the Loma Fire.

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October 5, 2016

Is Your Furnace Ready for Winter? PG&E Urges Customers to Prepare Gas Appliances Now

With winter nearing and nighttime temperatures cooling, PG&E is urging customers to test their heating system and gas appliances now before the first cold snap hits.

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September 26, 2016

VIDEO: After Dead Trees Come Down, PG&E Starts Hauling Them Away

In Tuolumne County, PG&E is hauling away dead trees that could become fuel for wildfires. The program, available in counties hardest hit by tree mortality, removes wood that might be used for lumber, animal bed shavings or processed into biomass chips to generate renewable power.

September 12, 2016

PG&E Installs New Playground as Part of Community Pipeline Safety Initiative

Children in Soledad in Monterey County have a new playground, thanks in part to PG&E’s Community Pipeline Safety Initiative.

September 6, 2016

PG&E Flying Low in Plumas County to Check for Drought-stricken Trees

In response to the drought, PG&E is patrolling by helicopter to check for drought-stricken trees near power lines. Flights will occur in remote areas of Plumas County on Sept. 13.

September 6, 2016

Infographic: PG&E Completes 1 Million Picarro Surveys

Since 2014, PG&E’s Picarro gas leak survey vehicles have completed 1 million surveys throughout the service area. This vehicle-mounted, leak-detection technology is 1,000 times more sensitive than traditional…

August 31, 2016

Leak Detection Fleet Reaches Major Milestone

Until 2014, surveys to find gas leaks were done by foot. Now PG&E drives neighborhoods in Ford Explorers equipped with super sensitive leak detection technology. This month, the team achieved a milestone of 1 million surveys in less than two years.

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August 30, 2016

John Parks’ Final Field Visit: How Safety Defined a 38-Year Career at PG&E

At a PG&E equipment yard in Placer County, PG&E’s senior director of electric transmission, stands in a circle with a crew of 15 linemen and their supervisors as they listen to a safety tailboard that launches a day of replacing transmission poles. The half-hour tailboard draws praise from John Parks for its attention to safety. It’s safety, after all, that would come to define his career as a PG&E leader.

August 25, 2016

Customers Urged to Be Ready for Emergencies as Part of Day of Preparedness

PG&E will join other sponsors at the 11th annual California Day of Preparedness. The free, family-friendly event takes place on Saturday (Aug. 27) in historic Old Sacramento.

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August 25, 2016

PG&E Moves Gas Line to Prevent Beaver-Caused Leaks

PG&E crews responded to a seemingly routine report of a gas odor on a rural residential road outside this Shasta County city. But what they found surprised them.

August 23, 2016

Gas Leak-Sensing Fleet Sweeps North Coast to Enhance Customer Safety

Eureka residents may notice an increased presence of PG&E crews as the utility continues its mission of becoming the safest and most reliable provider of natural gas in the nation.

August 23, 2016

At PG&E, Safety Is Everybody’s Responsibility

About 300 of PG&E’s top leaders spent the day together recently to talk about one thing and one thing only: safety. It’s a topic that begins with leaders and involves every employee whether they work in the field or in an office.

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August 22, 2016

PG&E Crews Restore Power to Lake County Customers in Area Ravaged by Wildfire

Less than a year after the Valley Fire, there was another devastating wildfire in Lake County. The Clayton Fire has burned nearly 200 homes and 4,000 acres. And like the 2015 fire, PG&E worked around the clock to restore power.

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