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Many Households Will Get A Lower Power Bill This Month

SACRAMENTO – Check your power bill this month to see if it’s lower, due to the “California Climate Credit.” Twice a year, millions of California residents receive a credit on their utility bill identified as the California Climate Credit, the result of a program created by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which also oversees the program’s implementation. The program requires ...

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Scammers Go Door To Door Posing As PG&E Workers

CENTRAL CALIFORIA — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is alerting customers in the Central Valley and surrounding areas to be aware of scam activity with criminals posing as PG&E workers. Law enforcement officials in the area have received reports of individuals claiming to work for PG&E going door to door to investigate outages of electric and phone service but ...

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PG&E Uses Retardant On A Wildfire Too

MARIPOSA COUNTY — We know all about firefighters working in dangerous conditions on wildfires, but there are other crews out there as well. Over the last 10 days on the Detwiler Fire, more than 500 PG&E workers and contractors were assigned the task of repairing lines and infrastructure, replacing poles, and getting people back online as quickly as possible. Often ...

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PG&E Warns Of Phone Scams In Detwiler Fire Area

MARIPOSA COUNTY — PG&E has received reports from residents and law enforcement that some customers affected by the Detwiler Fire have received calls from people who threaten to disconnect electric service unless an immediate payment is made. These are scams. PG&E’s credit department will not ask for personal information or a credit card number over the phone. Anyone who has ...

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PG&E Begins Daily Aerial Patrols To Spot Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that they have begun daily aerial fire detection patrols across hundreds of miles of their service area. The patrols are intended to assist the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire and local fire agencies with early fire detection and response this summer. PG&E says they are launching the patrols this ...

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Agricultural Cannabis Growers Now Eligible For PG&E Ag Rate

SAN FRANCISCO — While recreational marijuana cannot be sold in California until January 2018, PG&E has announced that existing medical marijuana growers and future recreational marijuana growers will be eligible as of Mar. 1 for PG&E’s agricultural energy rate. The passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016 allows the state to license and regulate recreational marijuana cultivation and businesses. “Cannabis ...

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PG&E Warning On Danger Of Metallic Balloons

SAN FRANCISCO — Last year, metallic balloons striking electric lines caused 429 power outages in PG&E’s service area alone, disrupting electric service to more than 200,000 homes and businesses. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, PG&E reminds customers that sparks – and not just the romantic kind – can fly on February 14 if improperly secured helium-filled metallic balloons come in contact ...

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