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2014-09-17 12:22:54

SDG&E, UCLA helped to develop Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index RIVERSIDE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U. S. Department of Agriculture/U.S. Forest Service, in collaboration with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and UCLA, today unveiled a new web-based tool to classify the fire threat potential of a weather phenomenon unique to Southern California - the powerful, hot, dry Santa Ana winds that can turn a spark into an inferno. The Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index, which...

2014-09-16 16:23:50

SDG&E Proposal Could Reduce Upper-Tier Rates by 30 Percent; State Public Participation Hearings Kick-off in San Diego SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers will have the chance to speak out about proposed changes in electric rates in the first of 16 public participation hearings on the issue scheduled throughout California over the next several weeks. Representatives of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) are...

2014-09-12 20:20:34

Tips Available for Customers to Save Energy SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As some of the hottest weather of the year approaches over the next several days, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is prepared to meet system demand with crews on standby if needed, and tips available for customers to save energy and avoid high bills caused by increased energy use. SDG&E has adequate power supplies lined up to meet customer demands during the heat wave. Despite having adequate...

2014-09-08 12:22:55

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced it is seeking between 500 and 800 megawatts (MW) of new, local resources to help replace the power previously provided by the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station as well as the retirement of older, coastal power plants that use once-through-cooling technology. The California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) Energy Division approved SDG&E's procurement plans earlier this year...

2014-09-02 16:22:14

Erikson Air-Crane and Type II helicopter are now available SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) efforts to serve as a regional partner in public safety, the utility has contracted the Erikson Air-Crane helitanker for the fifth consecutive high-risk fire season. Additionally, SDG&E has established a contract with Helistream Aviation for a Type II helicopter through November. "The spring wildfire storm was a stark reminder...

2014-08-28 12:23:23

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is continuing to alert customers to be aware of an ongoing wire fraud that has been targeting SDG&E residential and business customers. Reports indicate that individuals are misrepresenting themselves as utility employees by calling customers and threatening to turn off electric and gas service if an immediate payment is not made. Customers are instructed to purchase a pre-pay credit/debit card,...

2014-08-11 12:23:04

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, on Aug. 11 (8/11), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is reminding customers about the importance of calling 8-1-1 before you dig. Last year, nearly 260 natural gas lines were damaged by third-party contractors or residents, a significant increase from the same time period in 2012. Calling 811 or Underground Service Alert will help avoid possible injury or damage to hidden gas lines or service interruption (video link). "Damaging a...

2014-07-25 12:22:39

SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While providing reliable power for San Diego and Southern Orange County residents each and every day, San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) number one priority is the safety of the public. This unwavering focus on safety is crucial because the utility provides gas and electricity, powerful commodities that energize the community but also must be treated with caution and respect. This emphasis on safety is especially important as the weather warms...

2014-07-24 16:22:21

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With hot summer weather arriving in San Diego this week, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is offering tips for residential and business customers to save energy and money now and throughout the summer. Increased energy use causes higher bills. Air-conditioning use typically increases when temperatures go up, and coupled with the rising cost of energy, some customers may see an increase in their upcoming utility bills. SDG&E offers a...

2014-07-17 16:21:36

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, USO San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will hold the 1(st) annual USO San Diego Military Appreciation Reception to recognize more than 100 representatives and volunteers from over 50 non-profit organizations that support local veterans, returning military troops, and their families. Rear Admiral Patrick Lorge, Commander of Navy Region Southwest, will deliver the keynote address. The reception will take place at the...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'