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'Preparing for Public Safety Power Shutoffs' TV Program Provides Customers with Important Information and Preparedness Tips

30-Minute Program to Air Throughout Northern and Central California Over the Next Two Weekends

Release Date: September 17, 2020
Contact: PG&E External Communications (415) 973-5930

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is continuing its important safety work to prevent wildfires while adapting to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. To keep customers informed, PG&E is airing a 30-minute TV program throughout its Northern and Central California service area providing details of its Community Wildfire Safety Program and sharing ways customers and communities can plan and prepare for Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events.

The program will air in local markets over the next two weekends to provide customers viewing options, and is currently available to stream on YouTube. The program will be broadcast in the Bakersfield, Chico/Redding, Eureka, Fresno, Monterey, Sacramento and SF Bay Area markets.

"Wildfire season is here, and we have been working hard all year to make our system safer," said Laurie Giammona, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for PG&E. "We want our customers to know the improvements they can expect to see when we call PSPS events and the steps everyone should take to prepare."

PG&E - Preparing for Public Safety Power Shutoffs

Market Station Date Time
Bakersfield KGET Sept. 19 9:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Bakersfield KERO Sept. 20 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Chico/Redding KRCR Sept. 20 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Chico/Redding KRCR Sept. 26 8:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Eureka KAEF Sept. 20 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Eureka KBVU Sept. 26 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Fresno KFRE Sept. 19 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Fresno KGPE Sept. 26 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Monterey area NSBW Sept. 27 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Monterey area NSBW Sept. 27 5:00 to 5:30pm.
Sacramento region KTXL Sept. 20 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Sacramento region KMAX Sept. 26 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Greater SF Bay Area KTVU Plus Sept. 20 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Greater SF Bay Area KRON Sept. 26 Noon to 12:30 p.m.


This year, PG&E is enhancing and expanding its efforts to reduce wildfire risks and keep customers and communities safe. This includes:

  • Making PSPS events smaller in size, shorter in length and smarter for customers
  • Installing new grid technology to reduce the size and scope of PSPS events
  • Hardening the electric system
  • Performing enhanced vegetation management


About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 23,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit and


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