Wednesday, June 26, 2019

PG&E Hosting Informational Webinar for Community Wildfire Safety Program - Wed June 26

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will be hosting its first in a series of informational webinars to share information about its Community Wildfire Safety Program. These webinars will provide an opportunity for anyone who is interested in PG&E’s wildfire safety efforts to receive a presentation from PG&E leadership, ask questions and provide feedback.

Topics will include the Public Safety Power Shutoff program, accelerated safety inspections of electric infrastructure, enhanced vegetation management around power lines, and hardening the electric system for the future.

The presentation will be streamed and participants can join online or listen in via a toll-free number.

Wednesday, June 26
1 to 3 p.m.

Dial in: 855-247-4312 | Code: 5181849

Given the continued and growing threat of extreme weather and wildfires, and as an additional precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, PG&E is enhancing and expanding its Community Wildfire Safety Program to further reduce wildfire risks and help keep customers and communities safe.

PG&E is also expanding its Public Safety Power Shutoff program to include all electric lines – both distribution and transmission – that pass through high fire-threat areas. Because the energy system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities, counties and regions, power may be shut off even for those who do not live or work in a high fire-threat area. PG&E will only proactively turn off lines in the interest of safety to help reduce the likelihood of an ignition when extreme weather and fire danger conditions are forecasted.

More information about the Community Wildfire Safety Program, including a schedule of upcoming open houses and informational webinars, can be found at: pge.com/wildfiresafety

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