Prepare Now for Extreme Cold Weather Events

Monday, November 21, 2011

Leaves are falling, turkeys are thawing, winter is right around the corner. Although PG&E's California Gas Transmission is thinking positively about its system capabilities this winter, extreme cold weather events are always a possibility.

To help customers prepare, CGT has updated the "Getting Ready for Winter" This link will open in a new window document. Please take the time now to become familiar with the information in this document. It is advantageous to establish a protocol in advance outlining the actions you should take in the event a Local Curtailment, Emergency Flow Order (EFO), or Involuntary Diversion is implemented. Communication between end-use customers and their suppliers is essential to keeping gas supply and usage in balance.

As happens every year, all of PG&E's noncore customers are currently being mailed letters urging them to prepare for cold weather events as well. For those noncore customers in potentially constrained areas, these letters explain their allowed burns (i.e. usage) in the event of a Stage 1, Stage 2, or Stage 3 Local Curtailment. If you haven't already done so, now is a good time to contact your noncore end-use customers and discuss with them their plan of action should a Local Curtailment be called this winter.

As the winter season continues, Pipe Ranger will bring you timely news of any events that may impact CGT's pipeline system. Your Account Services or Sales Representative is also available to answer any questions you may have regarding winter transportation issues.