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PSPS watch issued for approx. 4,200 customers in 8 counties and 2 tribal communities

OAKLAND, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists and operations professionals along with weather agencies are monitoring a potential dry, northerly wind event forecasted to start Wednesday evening and extending into Thursday morning.  Given the wind event and current conditions including dry vegetation, PG&E has begun sending advanced notifications to customers—via text, email and […]

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PG&E Preparing Gas Transmission Line for Robotic Inspections in Nevada and Yuba counties

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. — As part of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s commitment to providing customers with safe and reliable energy, PG&E has embarked on a six-month project to modernize a section of natural gas transmission pipeline running from east Wheatland to west Grass Valley. The modifications will enable In-Line Inspections (ILI) with a state-of-the-art […]

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PG&E Working to Restore Power in Nevada County Ahead of Next Storm

PG&E crews continue to restore power in hard-hit Nevada County after heavy, low-elevation snowstorms caused power outages to thousands.  PG&E continues to restore power using out-of-area crews and contractors to assist local teams so power can be restored more quickly — a total of about 600 personnel.   Additional teams will remain in Nevada County […]

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PG&E Flying Helicopters to Remove Poles, Power Lines in Feather River Canyon

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is using helicopters to remove utility poles and power lines out of the Feather River Canyon between PG&E’s Cresta Dam and Bucks Creek Powerhouse. Work started this week to remove about 109 wooden poles and power lines along a circuit that PG&E will underground. Customers […]

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Planned power outage for northeast Yuba County, La Porte on Aug. 24th

MARYSVILLE, Calif.— A planned power outage will impact about 2,500 customers in northeast Yuba County and La Porte areas on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. While the planned outage is underway, the Yuba County Office of Emergency Services is opening a cooling center at the Ponderosa Community Center, located at 17103 […]

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PG&E Testing Wildfire Cameras with Artificial Intelligence in Butte, Yuba and Plumas Counties

CHICO, Calif. — During extremely dry, hot, and windy weather, being able to differentiate wildfire smoke from fog and other false indicators is invaluable to analysts in Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Wildfire Safety Operations Center and fire agencies. That’s why PG&E is testing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning capabilities in the growing network […]

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PG&E Helicopter Patrol near Bangor to spot dead or dying trees that could pose a wildfire risk on Sept. 21

As part of its ongoing response to the state’s drought conditions and to identify trees that could cause a wildfire or power outage, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will conduct aerial and foot patrols in the foothills of Butte and Yuba counties on Tuesday, Sept. 21, as part of the company’s vegetation management program. […]

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PG&E Wildfire Assistance Program Accepting Applications for Aid

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. August 15, 2019 – Beginning today, August 15, 2019, those displaced by the 2017 Northern California wildfires and 2018 Camp fire can apply for aid through an independently administered Wildfire Assistance Program funded by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). PG&E’s $105 million fund, approved by the judge in PG&E’s Chapter 11 cases, […]

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PG&E Expanding Weather Station and High Definition Camera Network to Monitor and Reduce Wildfire Risk

SAN FRANCISCO June 4, 2019 -As part of its Community Wildfire Safety Program (CWSP), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that it is expanding its network of weather stations and high-definition cameras to improve the company’s ability to predict and respond to extreme wildfire danger. By the end of 2019, PG&E plans to have […]

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PG&E’s $105 Million Housing Assistance Fund for Northern California Wildfire Survivors Approved by Bankruptcy Court

SAN FRANCISCO May 22, 2019 – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that it received approval from the bankruptcy court to create a $105 million housing assistance fund to support those displaced by the 2017 Northern California wildfires and 2018 Camp Fire. The Wildfire Assistance Fund is intended to aid those displaced by the […]

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PG&E Restores Electric Service to Nearly All Butte County Customers Able to Receive It

AN FRANCISCO, Calif. December 20, 2018 – As part of its commitment to help its customers and communities with the recovery and rebuilding process, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said yesterday that nearly all customers in Paradise and surrounding areas who are able to receive electric service have now been restored. Since Camp Fire […]

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