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As California’s Wildfire Season Starts, PG&E Turns on Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings Across All High Fire-Risk Areas

OAKLAND, Calif. – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said today that its Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings (EPSS) now protect approximately 3 million people, or more than 1 million customers, who live in high fire-risk areas within the company’s service area. The safety settings turn off power within one-tenth of a second when a fault, […]

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PG&E Invites Yuba, Nevada and Sierra Counties to a Regional Wildfire Safety Webinar to Discuss PG&E’s Wildfire Prevention Efforts

MARYSVILLE, Calif. — To help keep customers and communities safe in the face of the growing wildfire risk across the state, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is continuing to evolve its wildfire safety program to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires.   As part of these efforts, PG&E is hosting a wildfire safety webinar […]

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PG&E Converting Overhead Electric Lines to Underground in Downtown Nevada City

Nevada City, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is starting work to convert overhead power lines to underground near the Broad Street area of Nevada City. This work is a community-improvement project that will enhance reliability and safety. PG&E will build an all-new underground electric system just beyond the retail area of Nevada City, […]

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PG&E Offering to Remove Wood Debris from Trees Cut Down for Safety During 2021 Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — In response to customer and community feedback, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is offering customers free removal of large-diameter wood from trees that were cut down for safety during the company’s 2021 wildfire response. As PG&E worked to quickly and safely restore power during the 2021 wildfire season, crews inspected […]

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PG&E Invites Placer, Nevada and Sierra County Residents to Webinar to Discuss New Powerline Safety Settings

To help protect customers and communities during this hot and historically dry wildfire season, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has adjusted the sensitivity of some of its electric equipment in high fire-threat areas to automatically turn off power faster if the system detects a problem. This effort is helping to prevent potential wildfires but […]

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PG&E Will Begin Turning Off Power for Safety Due to Offshore Wind Event, Affecting About 25,000 Customers

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) confirmed it will implement a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) affecting approximately 25,000 customers in very targeted portions of 20 counties. The first wave of targeted safety shutoffs will begin early Monday morning around 4 a.m. The scope of the overall event represents less than one-half of one percent […]

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With Dry Offshore Winds in Forecast, PG&E May Need to Turn Off Power for Safety in a Targeted Manner to Approximately 44,000 Customers Starting Monday Morning

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists are monitoring a potential weather system that could bring dry, gusty offshore winds to portions of the Northern, Central and Southern regions of the company’s service area beginning Monday morning. Given this offshore wind event, combined with extreme to exceptional drought and extremely dry vegetation, PG&E is sending […]

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PG&E begins shutting off power, affecting about 51,000 customers in small parts of 18 counties

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) confirms that it is in the process of implementing a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) affecting about 51,000 customers in small portions of 18 counties focused in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the North Coast, the North Valley and the North Bay mountains. The safety shutoff is due to a […]

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PG&E is sending One-Day Notifications to about 48,000 customers who might experience a Public Safety Power Shutoff

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continues to monitor a dry offshore wind event forecasted to start Tuesday night (August 17). As a result of this wind event, combined with extreme to exceptional drought conditions and extremely dry vegetation, PG&E began sending one-day advance notifications Monday afternoon to customers in areas where […]

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Possible PSPS event in small portions of 16 counties on Tuesday night

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) opened its emergency operations center today, and the company’s meteorologists and operations professionals are monitoring a potential dry offshore wind event forecasted to start Tuesday evening (Aug. 17). Given this wind event and current conditions including extreme to exceptional drought and extremely dry vegetation, PG&E has […]

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State’s Grid Operator Asks Electric Customers Across California to Conserve Power Today from 4-9 p.m.

With electric transmission lines from Oregon still threatened due to the fast-growing Bootleg Fire and continued hot temperatures in California and throughout the West, the state’s grid operator has issued a Flex Alert for today (Monday, July 12), asking for voluntary conservation from 4-9 p.m. Californians who conserve energy this afternoon and evening will help […]

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PG&E Hosting Virtual Safety Town Hall on Wednesday For Nevada, Sierra and Yuba Counties to Discuss Ongoing Safety Work to Prevent Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. March 15, 2021 – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is continuing its important work to further reduce wildfire risks and improve the safety of its electric system. To help ensure that customers are part of its safety efforts, PG&E will be hosting an interactive, virtual safety town hall with Nevada, Sierra […]

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PSPS possible for 21,000 customers in Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare and Tuolumne counties

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has notified a targeted number of customers in small portions of Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare and Tuolumne counties about a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Monday night. Dry conditions combined with high wind gusts pose an increased […]

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PG&E Cancels Public Safety Power Shutoff Anticipated for Today in Portions of Five Counties

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. December 7, 2020 – Based on more favorable weather conditions, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will be notifying customers this morning that it will not be initiating a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) today. PG&E anticipated the need to turn off power overnight to approximately 8,500 customers in portions of Fresno, […]

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Potential PSPS Update: Due to Improved Weather Conditions, Scope of Public Safety Power Shutoff Significantly Reduced

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. December 6, 2020 – Due to substantial changes overnight in terms of the severity and location of the strongest winds along with improved humidity, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is significantly reducing the scope of its Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) currently slated to begin early Monday morning. Two days ago, […]

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Due to Severe Weather and Wind, PG&E Will Turn Off Power for Safety to Approximately 37,000 Customers in Targeted Parts of 15 Counties

SAN FRANCISCO October 21, 2020 – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will de-energize certain electrical lines for safety over the course of this evening (Wednesday, Oct. 21) as part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). PG&E is calling a PSPS due to a high-wind event combined with low humidity and severely dry vegetation, […]

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Potential Midweek PSPS Event: Forecasted High Winds and Dry Conditions

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. October 19, 2020 – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has notified customers in targeted portions of 19 counties and two tribal communities about a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) as early as Wednesday evening. Hot and dry conditions combined with expected high wind gusts pose an increased risk for damage […]

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PSPS Update: About 10,000 Customers to be Restored Today with Essentially All Others Expected to Have Power Back on Tomorrow

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. October 15, 2020 – With an ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event that could have affected about 53,000 customers, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continued Thursday to focus on safety, monitor the weather, and support our customers recognizing the hardship that a PSPS represents. Here are some updates on the […]

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PG&E Conducts Public Safety Power Shutoffs in Response to High-Wind Event, Scope of Event Reduced to 65,000

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. September 27, 2020 – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will continue to de-energize certain electrical lines as part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) due to a strong and dry wind event creating high fire risk. As communicated on Friday, the PSPS event will affect customers in portions of 16 […]