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PG&E Hosting Added Wildfire Safety Webinars This Wednesday and Next

Events to provide information on wildfire prevention and PG&E’s efforts to reduce the impact of Public Safety Power Shutoffs

Release Date: August 10, 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 hosting safety webinars on its Community Wildfire Safety Program and the steps the company is taking to reduce the impact of Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events on customers and communities.

The webinars will feature a brief presentation and an opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide feedback. The next webinar will take place this Wednesday, Aug 12, with an additional webinar the following Wednesday. The webinars will feature a brief presentation and an opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide feedback.

"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 and the steps everyone can take to prepare."

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

  • Making Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events smaller in size, shorter in length and smarter for customers
  • Installing new grid technology
  • Hardening the electric system
  • Performing enhanced vegetation management

The webinars are taking place Wednesday August 12 and Wednesday, August 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Closed captioning will be available in English, Spanish and Chinese and there are dial-in numbers for those who unable to join online.

"One of the best ways to keep our families safe is to be informed," Giammona said. "We hope that everyone is able to join us at these informational webinars and look forward to sharing our progress this year."

Throughout the summer, PG&E has hosted 15 regional webinars focusing on local wildfire safety work, with more than 3,800 individuals participating. Webinar recordings and presentation materials, along with more information about PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program, can be found at www.pge.com/wildfiresafety.

PG&E Wildfire Safety Webinars
5:30 - 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 12
Click this link to join: https://bit.ly/30qf2Vb
Toll-Free Attendee Dial-in: 1-866-501-6088
Conference ID: 3624868

AND

5:30 - 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 19
Click this link to join: https://bit.ly/2WxivQp
Toll-Free Attendee Dial-in: 1-866-501-6088
Conference ID: 3567527

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 pge.com and pge.com/news.

 

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