PG&E To Inspect Power Lines Throughout Contra Costa County

February 19, 2020 8:00 am · 5 comments

PG&E will be conducting infrastructure upgrades and vegetation management efforts to improve overall wildfire safety.

Across their service area this year they will be:

  • Inspecting the vegetation near lines and pruning or removing over approximately 1 million trees to maintain clearance from power lines.
  • Installing 400 more new weather stations to more precisely predict when and where dangerous conditions may threaten power lines.
  • Installing 220+ additional miles of stronger poles and lines as well as nearly 600 sectionalizing devices that will help make future Public Safety Power Shutoffs smaller.
  • Inspecting over 15,000 miles of power lines located in high fire-threat areas for safety and making any necessary repairs.

If your electric service or property is expected to be impacted by any of this work a PG&E representative will contact you directly.

Please direct any questions about these efforts to

Rob February 19, 2020 at 8:49 AM

PG&E taking care of their infrastructure should be a given – it’s sad that it qualifies as a news event – but thank you for the information.

chuckie the troll February 19, 2020 at 9:12 AM

Sounds like a great project for the YCC and CCC. Get those young people chain saw trained and ready!

I am wondering, since PG&E is in bankruptcy, can contractors be confident they will actually be paid for services rendered?

Aunt Barbara February 19, 2020 at 11:41 AM

Take all the trees out of Northern California and what’s left? That was the beauty of the area.

ClayDen February 19, 2020 at 1:54 PM

It’s about time. This qualifies as a “duh moment.”

Original G February 19, 2020 at 5:33 PM

At my work (not pg&e) we’ve been plagued over past decade with “Bean Counters” calling the shots. We in maintenance call it the alphabet approach to maintenance. We should be at the letter P, that being Preventive Maintenance but unfortunately can never get past the letter C for Crisis Maintenance.

Info from 700 page report,
After watching am wondering if California Public Utilities Commission will do more to protect lives of Californians.

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