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‘Preparing for Public Safety Power Shutoffs’ TV Program Provides Customers with Important Information and Preparedness Tips

09/17/2020

30-Minute Program to Air Throughout Northern and Central California Over the Next Two Weekends

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is continuing its important safety work to prevent wildfires while adapting to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. To keep customers informed, PG&E is airing a 30-minute TV program throughout its Northern and Central California service area providing details of its Community Wildfire Safety Program and sharing ways customers and communities can plan and prepare for Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events.

The program will air in local markets over the next two weekends to provide customers viewing options, and is currently available to stream on YouTube. The program will be broadcast in the Bakersfield, Chico/Redding, Eureka, Fresno, Monterey, Sacramento and SF Bay Area markets.

"Wildfire season is here, and we understand power shutoffs are very disruptive. Your safety is our most important responsibility,” said Laurie Giammona, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for PG&E. “We are sharing these videos to help our customers know what to do during and after a PSPS, and how to prepare for the future.”

PG&E - Preparing for Public Safety Power Shutoffs

Market

Station

Date

Time

Bakersfield

KGET

Sept. 19

9:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Bakersfield

KERO

Sept. 20

3:00 to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Chico/Redding

KRCR

Sept. 20

2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Chico/Redding

KRCR

Sept. 26

8:00 to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Eureka

KAEF

Sept. 20

2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

 

KBVU

Sept. 26

9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Fresno

KFRE

Sept. 19

3:00 to 3:30 p.m.

 

KGPE

Sept. 26

4:30 to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Monterey area

NSBW

Sept. 27

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

 

NSBW

Sept. 27

5:00 to 5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Sacramento region

KTXL

Sept. 20

4:00 to 4:30 p.m.

 

KMAX

Sept. 26

4:00 to 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Greater SF Bay Area

KTVU Plus

Sept. 20

10:00 to 10:30 a.m.

 

KRON

Sept. 26

Noon to 12:30 p.m.

This year, PG&E is enhancing and expanding its efforts to reduce wildfire risks and keep customers and communities safe. This includes:

  • Making PSPS events smaller in size, shorter in length and smarter for customers
  • Installing new grid technology to reduce the size and scope of PSPS events
  • Hardening the electric system
  • Performing enhanced vegetation management

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 23,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news.

**Media can call (415) 973-5930 to request a link to the program**

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Source: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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