Prepare for Potential Extreme Cold Weather Events

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Although PG&E's pipeline system is robust, extreme cold temperatures may impact deliveries to customers. With winter here, it is definitely time to ensure you are ready. To help you do this, California Gas Transmission has updated its Getting Ready for Winter document.

Getting Ready for Winter outlines CGT's procedures during an Operational Flow Order (OFO), Emergency Flow Order (EFO), Involuntary Diversion, or Local Curtailment. It is advantageous you establish a protocol in advance, outlining the actions you should take if any of the listed situations occur. We recommend that all CGT customers, balancing agents, core procurement groups, and noncore end-use customers be familiar with this information to help keep gas supply and usage in balance.

Additionally, on November 1st, all of PG&E's noncore customers were sent e-mails containing helpful information on how to prepare for a cold weather event. These e-mails also included a download link to a new tool we’re introducing this year, a Winter Preparation overview video. Later in November, all noncore customers will receive another e-mail with their allowed burns (i.e., usage) in the event of a 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 in the event of a Local Curtailment. Also, please encourage your noncore customers to sign up for Pipe Ranger E-XPRESS so they get advance warnings of pending cold weather events.

As the season unfolds, Pipe Ranger will bring you timely news regarding winter and its impacts on PG&E's pipeline system. Your CGT Account Manager is also available to answer your questions about Getting Ready for Winter.

So please take a few moments to review the Getting Ready for Winter information and to watch our new Winter Preparation video. It will be worth the time you invest!

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