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PG&E Hosting Regional Open House in Chester for Community Wildfire Safety Program

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is hosting an open house in Chester on June 13th for customers in Plumas, Sierra and Lassen counties to share information about its Community Wildfire Safety Program. Topics will include expansion of the Public Safety Power Shutoff program, accelerated safety inspections of electric infrastructure, enhanced vegetation management around power lines, and hardening the electric system for the future by replacing equipment and installing stronger and more resilient poles and covered power lines.

PG&E is inviting customers to participate by dropping in any time between 6:00 and 8:00p.m.

Webinars will also be available for those who are unable to attend an event in person. More information, as well as the schedule for upcoming open houses and webinars can be found at www.pge.com/wildfiresafety .

The event will be held at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 225 Gay Street in Chester.

“Given the continued and growing threat of extreme weather and wildfires, and as an additional precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, PG&E is enhancing and expanding its Community Wildfire Safety Program to further reduce wildfire risks and help keep customers and communities safe,” explains PG&E spokesperson Paul Moreno.

PG&E is also expanding its Public Safety Power Shutoff program to include all electric lines – both distribution and transmission – that pass through high fire-threat areas.

“Because the energy system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities, counties and regions, power may be shut off even for those who do not live or work in a high fire-threat area or an area experiencing extreme fire danger conditions.”

PG&E says that the utility will only proactively turn off lines in the interest of safety to help reduce the likelihood of an ignition when extreme weather and fire danger conditions are forecasted.

More information about the Community Wildfire Safety Program, including a schedule of upcoming open houses and informational webinars, can be found at www.pge.com/wildfiresafety.

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