Public Safety


October 22, 2014

PG&E Funds Fire Prevention Efforts by Yuba Fire Safe Council, Yuba County

PG&E has provided more than $400,000 in funding for projects that will reduce wildfire risk in the Yuba County foothills, the company announced today.

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October 21, 2014

Smart Meters and Smart Teams Help Customers Stay Safe and Save Money

PG&E’s Customer Care group is making good on the promise of SmartMeters™ by finding innovative ways to help customers lower their gas bills and even detect leaks that could pose safety hazards.

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October 14, 2014

Stronger Infrastructure, Improved Preparedness Among Lessons Learned and Changes Made by PG&E Since 1989 Loma Prieta Quake

Since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, PG&E and its customers have benefitted from major advancements in infrastructure, technology and preparedness to make its systems and the communities it serves more resilient to earthquakes. That’s crucial, because the reality is, it’s just a matter of time before the next big earthquake strikes.

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October 13, 2014

PG&E, Florida Power & Light Sign Unique Cross-Continent Mutual Aid Agreement

To help ensure that extra resources are available to repair damage and restore service safely and more quickly following a widespread emergency such as a major earthquake or hurricane, PG&E and Florida Power & Light recently signed their first mutual aid agreement with another electric utility on the opposite side of the country.

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October 10, 2014

PG&E Provides $163,500 to Fire Safe Council to Reduce Wildfire Risk

With national Fire Prevention Week under way, PG&E and the Fire Safe Council of San Luis Obispo today announced a partnership to help reduce the risk of wildfire. During an event at the Mt. Lowe communications site, PG&E provided $163,500 to the council to support needed fuel reduction, infrastructure protection and defensible space projects throughout the county.

October 8, 2014

PG&E Submits Permit Application to Winters for New Gas Operations Technical Training Center

PG&E formally submitted a permit application to the City of Winters to build a new Gas Operations Technical Training Center on Monday. PG&E is expected to begin construction in 2015.

October 2, 2014

In Appeal, PG&E Asks for Reasonable, Proportionate San Bruno Penalty That Keeps Focus on Gas Safety

In a filing today with the California Public Utilities Commission, PG&E asked that any penalty associated with the 2010 explosion of a natural gas transmission pipeline in San Bruno be reasonable, proportionate and focus on what matters most to all parties involved – investing in gas safety.

September 11, 2014

PG&E Corporation Selected for Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

PG&E Corporation today (Sept. 11) announced it has again been selected for the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which lists North American companies that lead their industries in corporate economic, environmental and social performance. The company was one of only nine U.S. energy utilities to make the North America Index.

September 11, 2014

PG&E, First Responders Partner for Emergency Preparedness Fair at Home Depot

PG&E representatives, first responders and a host of safety vendors provided free safety information as part of the annual Home Depot Emergency Preparedness and safe digging community fair event in Soquel in Santa Cruz County. The event kicked off National Preparedness Month.

September 10, 2014

Advanced Seismic Research Confirms Earthquake Safety at Diablo Canyon Power Plant

Extensive scientific research performed in the area surrounding PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant demonstrates the facility remains seismically safe and able to withstand the largest potential earthquakes in the region. This was the main finding in a report PG&E submitted today (Sept. 10) to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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September 10, 2014

PG&E Committed to Seismic Safety at Diablo Canyon Power Plant

Diablo Canyon Power Plant plays a major role in helping PG&E generate and deliver to its customers some of the nation’s cleanest electricity. And there’s nothing more important to PG&E and its customers in the San Luis Obispo County region than its safe operation. That’s why, as this video shows, PG&E constantly works to ensure the plant can withstand a major seismic event – an ongoing process that puts it on the cutting-edge of seismic research.

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September 8, 2014

City of Napa, Santa Rosa Press Democrat Thank PG&E for Quake Response

PG&E’s response to the Aug. 24 earthquake has earned thanks from city leaders in Napa as well as the Santa Rosa Press Democrat newspaper.

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September 4, 2014

Earthquake-Damage Models Helped PG&E Restore Service in About 24 Hours After Napa Temblor

High-tech earthquake-damage modeling helped PG&E respond more quickly and effectively to the recent magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa County. In cases like the Napa County earthquake, which hit on Aug. 24, the models help deploy PG&E’s field teams to conduct inspections and make emergency repairs.

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September 3, 2014

Recent Quake Shows Importance of Being Prepared; September is National Preparedness Month

Last week’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa County was a forceful reminder that we all live in a seismically active region. PG&E is sharing preparedness information with customers, especially for natural disasters that are more common to Northern and Central California, such as earthquakes, wildfires and winter storms. September is National Preparedness Month.

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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