July 5, 2017
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.
June 26, 2017
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…
June 19, 2017
With record-setting temperatures gripping much of the state, PG&E crews have been working hard to keep the power on. The extreme heat is expected to stick around most of the week and customers are being asked to conserve and keep safety in mind.
June 19, 2017
PG&E has begun daily aerial fire detection patrols across hundreds of miles of its service area. The patrols are to assist the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire and local fire agencies with early fire detection and response this summer.
June 2, 2017
The usual season opening of PG&E campgrounds associated with the company’s hydroelectric system was delayed due to storms this year. However, more are now opening as facilities and roads are repaired.
February 21, 2017
PG&E is using a contract helicopter service to fly foresters to check for trees weakened by the drought. Weakened trees and branches can fall into power lines, leading to outages and even wild land fires.
December 20, 2016
PG&E will increase water flows on the Pit River below the Lake Britton Dam from early January through mid-April 2017.
December 16, 2016
Recent rains have caused PG&E reservoirs along both the Pit River and North Fork Feather River to overflow or soon overflow in Shasta, Butte, Plumas and Butte counties. Those near the reservoirs are asked to be cautious.
December 6, 2016
PG&E will be flying low by helicopter in Shasta County on Tuesday (Dec. 6) to check for drought-stricken trees near power lines. Flights will occur over Round Mountain, Montgomery Creek and Big Bend.
November 18, 2016
PG&E played a significant role in helping spot and report wildfires before they could become larger thanks to daily flights conducted over much of the energy company’s service area in the past four months.
October 25, 2016
PG&E will provide higher flows on a portion of the Pit River in eastern Shasta County. The higher flows will occur from Oct. 24 to Nov. 20.The higher flows are the result of both powerhouse maintenance at the Pit 1 Powerhouse and for whitewater recreation scheduled Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 29-30).
September 19, 2016
PG&E will conduct a pre-winter helicopter patrol of electric distribution power lines and poles in remote areas of eastern Shasta County on Wednesday (Sept. 21).
August 25, 2016
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 8, 2016
Kayakers and other recreationists, take note. PG&E will increase whitewater flows on the Pit 5 reach of the Pit River in eastern Shasta County the weekends of Aug. 13-14 and Sept. 10-11.
June 27, 2016
As this video shows, PG&E has begun daily aerial fire patrols across hundreds of miles of its service area to assist state and local fire agencies with early fire detection and response this summer.