To reduce wildfire threats and improve safety, PG&E is working together to bolster wildfire prevention, put in place new and enhanced safety measures, and harden the electric system over the long term.
Governor Brown and Legislative Leaders Partner to Bolster Climate Resilience and Improve Disaster Planning, Management and Response
PG&E wants to work together to share information, provide resources, and help our customers and communities prepare for and stay safe during extreme conditions.
PG&E supports Assembly Bill 33, which would make victims whole, reduce customer bill impacts and ensure utility accountability.
PG&E supports reform that will protect wildfire victims, our customers and California’s clean energy future.
California’s electric customers should be front of mind in any legislative solution, which is why PG&E has been pursuing reform of broken liability laws.
The Mercury News editorial on July 28 references Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to deal with the liability from the growing threat of catastrophic wildfires in California, and suggests that now might not be the time to address these important questions. The events of the past few days illustrate why urgent action is needed.
We agree with The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board’s position that utilities shouldn’t get a free pass if they were negligent in their practices with respect to wildfires. However, we disagree with the editorial’s assertion that there is no compelling reason to reform the state’s unsustainable policies regarding utility liability for wildfires.
The SF Chronicle argues that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. should be held financially accountable if we were negligent in our safety and maintenance practices. We agree, and the state’s laws provide for this. Anyone who was harmed has the ability to take us to court to be compensated if we were negligent.
Reflecting on the Northern California wildfires, the Mercury News argues that PG&E should be held financially accountable if we were negligent in our safety and maintenance practices. We agree, and the state’s laws provide for this.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) issued a statement in response to the latest release of information by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) regarding some of the October 2017 Northern California wildfires.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) issued a statement in response to the release of information by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).
As part of its Respond, Rebuild, Resilience commitment to meeting the challenges of extreme weather resulting from climate change, PG&E today announced it will double new construction energy efficiency incentives for residential and business customers who lost their homes or businesses in the October 2017 Northern California wildfires.
As part of its Respond, Rebuild, Resilience commitment to meeting the challenges of extreme weather resulting from climate change, PG&E has announced the launch of the next phase of the energy company’s support for its customers.
Video: Hear from PG&E arborist April Kennedy on the work that PG&E undertakes as part of its vegetation management program.
To support communities recovering from the wildfires, PG&E is offering its customers assistance in cutting down and hauling away larger wood from their property at no cost.
Prepare for stormy weather in advance with PG&E safety tips. Your safety is our first concern. There are many ways to prepare and keep safe during a storm. Learn how by reading our helpful tips.
Stay safe during an earthquake. You can do many things to keep your home and family safe during a major earthquake. Preparing for such an event is important. Know what to do before, during and after a disaster. Establish a plan for your family to help ensure their safety.