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2014-08-27 20:20:54

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is asking for the public's assistance in providing any information that could help lead to the apprehension of the individuals who stole construction equipment from its Metcalf Substation south of San Jose. The company is working closely with law enforcement on a full investigation of the incident, and asks the public to contact the Santa Clara Sheriff's Department's 24 hour crime tip hotline at...

2014-08-27 12:24:32

"Safe Kids" Program Helps Prevent Serious Injuries Inside and Outside the Home SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As children in the affected region go back to school in the aftermath of the Napa County earthquake, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) would like to take this opportunity to remind Northern and Central California families and educators to discuss with their students how to stay safe around electricity and natural gas inside and outside the home....

2014-08-25 16:21:06

Company Gas Service Representatives to Conduct Courtesy Gas Safety Checks Today SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company is reporting that electric service is restored for 70,000 customers affected by Sunday's Napa County earthquake. The company continues to conduct gas safety surveys in the areas impacted by the Napa County earthquake. PG&E proactively lowered the operating pressure of its Sonoma/Napa transmission pipeline system and conducted two...

2014-08-24 20:20:14

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is continuing to restore electric and gas service following an early morning 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa County and is making plans for additional actions in the days ahead to ensure customer safety. Gas Service PG&E proactively lowered the operating pressure of its Sonoma/Napa transmission pipeline system and conducted two patrols of the transmission system to ensure its integrity. The company...

2014-08-24 20:20:11

Restoration Efforts Combined With System Inspections to Ensure Safety; Customers Urged to Follow Safety Tips SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) emergency crews are responding to power outages and service disruptions caused by today's 6.0 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake struck at 3:20 a.m. and was centered near American Canyon in Napa County. Customers should report emergencies, such as damaged power equipment or a gas leak, to...

2014-08-15 20:20:56

Steve Malnight Joins PG&E Sacramento Office; Elisabeth Brinton Joins the Utility as VP of Corporate Strategy SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced today that Helen A. Burt has been named to lead the utility's Corporate Affairs team. In her new role, Burt, who has led the company's Customer Care function since 2006, will oversee government relations at the federal, state and local levels along with corporate and community relations. She...

2014-08-14 16:23:17

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued its final decision in Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) 2014 General Rate Case. The Commission granted about 50 percent of the revenue increase that PG&E requested for 2014 through 2016 to operate, maintain and modernize its gas distribution, electric distribution and electric generation systems and provide customer service. Typical residential bills for...

2014-08-11 20:22:02

New standard focuses on public safety by preventing damage to underground utility lines SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a new, first-of-its-kind excavation safety standard at an event for construction professionals. The Gold Shovel Standard, created by PG&E, will ensure that contractors doing excavation work for PG&E demonstrate a commitment to safe digging....

2014-08-08 16:21:17

Aug. 11 (8/11) Serves as an Appropriate Reminder to Always Call 811 Before Digging SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures continue to be ideal for outdoor projects, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) reminds customers to always call 811 before any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. This is a free service for everyone. Striking a single line can cause injury, incur repair costs or fines, and result in inconvenient outages to an entire...

2014-08-06 16:32:07

Utility Will Replace All Cast Iron Pipe and Commits to Significantly Reduce Minor Leak Backlog--Helping Cut Emissions--by End of 2014 SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By the end of 2014, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will have replaced all 2,243 miles of its cast iron gas distribution pipe--which can be prone to leaks--with new, modern materials. This announcement makes PG&E one of the first utilities of comparable size and age to complete such an action....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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