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PG&E Puts Public Safety First on California's Fire Lines

POLLOCK PINES – The King Fire in El Dorado County spread overnight (Sept. 18), more than doubling in size to more than 70,000 acres and forcing several thousand residents to evacuate their homes since it ignited. PG&E is working with CAL FIRE, the U.S. Forest Service and other first responders standing by to de-energize power lines as needed to ensure firefighter and public safety. At this time, it is too dangerous for PG&E crews to access and assess any possible damage to utility facilities.

PG&E Puts Public Safety First on California's Fire Lines
PG&E Puts Public Safety First on California's Fire Lines

PG&E Joins U.S. Reps. McNerney and Ellmers, Industry Partners in Launch of Bipartisan Grid Innovation Caucus

WASHINGTON — The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and GridWise Alliance today (Sept. 18) commended Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) on the launch of the Grid Innovation Caucus as a new congressional caucus. NEMA and GridWise and their organization’s members, including PG&E, will join Representatives Ellmers and McNerney to officially launch the caucus. "Technological innovation is at the heart of modernizing the electric grid," said NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff. "Not only are NEMA manufacturers committed to developing the technologies that will ensure a reliable, resilient, and interoperable electrical grid, they are well along the path of bringing these enhancements to market. We are grateful for the leadership of Representatives McNerney and Ellmers who, with the creation of this caucus, are demonstrating their commitment to addressing the challenges and opportunities facing the nation."

PG&E Joins U.S. Reps. McNerney and Ellmers, Industry Partners in Launch
PG&E Joins U.S. Reps. McNerney and Ellmers, Industry Partners in Launch

Solano County: PG&E, EDI Unveil Utility Trucks Capable of Shortening or Eliminating Electric Outages

Madlyn and Drew Esquer and their four active kids described the temperatures in their Fresno house as "absolutely insane" and referred to their air-conditioning unit as "our old dinosaur." Recently, they had a cool surprise when PG&E sent the "Energy House Calls" team to their home for a reality show-style energy makeover. With "Energy House Calls," PG&E customers can see real-world examples of how they can use tools to track energy use and make simple, affordable improvements to make their homes comfortable and save money.

Solano County: PG&E, EDI Unveil Utility Trucks Capable of Shortening
Solano County: PG&E, EDI Unveil Utility Trucks Capable of Shortening

VIDEO: Fitness Day Prepares Line Workers for Job’s Physical Demands

LIVERMORE — Oroville-based pre-apprentice line worker Robert Carrell spent six years helping PG&E build steel towers. But he wanted to do something new, so he pursued a job as a pre-apprentice line worker. It won’t be easy. From climbing power poles to hanging cross arms, his new job is considered one of the most physically demanding of any profession.

VIDEO: Fitness Day Prepares Line Workers for Job’s Physical Demands
VIDEO: Fitness Day Prepares Line Workers for Job’s Physical Demands

Recent PG&E Press Releases

PG&E TAKES ACTION TO ADDRESS EX PARTE COMMUNICATION ISSUES IDENTIFIED IN SELF-REPORT TO CPUC TODAY; PLEDGES 'NO EXCUSES' COMPLIANCE

September 15, 2014  San Francisco, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today notified the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that an extensive internal review of nearly five years of emails between the company...

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

September 11, 2014  San Francisco, Calif. — PG&E Corporation today announced it has again been selected for the prestigious , which lists North American companies that lead their industries...

Recent Earthquake in Napa County Reminder to PG&E Customers to "Be Prepared" During National Preparedness Month

September 2, 2014  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Last week's 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa County was a forceful reminder that we all live in a seismically active region. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)...

PG&E Seeks Reasonable, Proportionate CPUC Penalty That Takes Into Account Investments and Advances in Safety Since San Bruno Explosion

September 2, 2014  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today said that a penalty being considered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in connection with the 2010 explosion of...

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Recent PG&E Related Media Stories

Work Underway to Upgrade Napa Gas Lines

September 13, 2014  Work is underway to replace gas lines in two areas of Napa County in an effort to upgrade the system and make the area safer, according to a PG&E spokesperson.

Source: KTVU-TV online

Folsom's VIP Lands Part of $7M Contract with PG&E

September 11, 2014  Visionary Integration Professionals reported it has signed a contract to supply SAP software consulting for Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

PG&E Lauded for Gas Operations Improvements

September 10, 2014  Leading the Way. Four years and almost $2.7 billion worth of work later, the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) natural gas transmission and distribution system is a far cry from...

Source: North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

How Habitat for Humanity Uses Solar to Keep Families in Their Homes

September 10, 2014  Saturday's early morning fog had already burned off as a group of construction workers hoisted heavy panels to the top of eight roofs inside a complex of 28 single-family homes being...

Source: Solar Homes/Solar Trends

Recent Blog Postings

VIDEO: PG&E-funded Central Coast New Tech High School Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders

July 9, 2014  Students at this innovative school in San Luis Obispo County are excited about the hands-on learning their school provides, as this video story shows. And school officials say none of it...

PG&E Launches Employee Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

July 8, 2014  In keeping with its strong support for clean transportation, PG&E is giving employees an opportunity to charge plug-in electric vehicles at selected company locations in Northern and Central California. Employees will...

PG&E to Enhance Electrical Reliability in Colusa, Glenn Counties

July 8, 2014  PG&E has scheduled a planned power outage for Elk Creek and Stonyford the night of Thursday, July 17 so crews can safely make electrical upgrades to improve electric reliability in western...

Galt: PG&E’s Eric Brown Wins Award for Presentations at Cosumnes River Preserve

July 8, 2014  The Galt City Council presented PG&E’s Eric Brown with the Galt Community of Character Coalition for Integrity award for his work with students.

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