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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, CAL FIRE and California Fire Safe Council Join Forces to Reduce Wildfire Risk

September 25, 2014  San Francisco, Calif. — As thousands of firefighters battle extreme fire conditions fueled by near-record drought across California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) responded today announcing $5.5 million to local...

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)...

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Recent PG&E Related Media Stories

Energy Cos. Top List of Firms With Transparent Political Spending Practices

September 24, 2014  Several large energy companies have topped a list of corporations with the most transparent political spending practices.

Source: E&E News

PG&E and EDI's New Utility Trucks to Help Cut Back on Blackouts

September 23, 2014  Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI) unveiled two new utility trucks – a Class 5 utility work truck and Class 5 plug-in hybrid electric bucket truck...

Source: Work Truck Online

PG&E to Hold Public Meeting for Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project

September 19, 2014  Battle Creek salmon and steelhead among discussion topics. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has scheduled a public meeting in Red Bluff to gather comments on a draft license amendment application for...

Source: Red Bluff Daily News

Red Cross Resource Fair for Courtney Fire Victims Thursday

September 18, 2014  People affected by this week's Courtney fire in the Bass Lake area are invited to attend an American Red Cross resource fair Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at...

Source: Fresno Bee

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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