PG&E announces additional measures to be implemented to decrease wildfire threats


    PG&E announced Monday additional precautionary measures they will be implementing to further decrease wildfire threats in communities that are at risk of wildfires.

    During their announcement, they also said they will be providing additional support for its customers and their families who were impacted by the Camp Fire.

    The actions PG&E plans to implement are a series of new safety measures including expanding inspections and other safety precautions intended to further reduce wildfire threats throughout its service area and appointing an officer-level PG&E leader with the responsibility and accountability to oversee the longer-term rebuilding efforts in the fire-impacted area in Butte County.

    PG&E has also appointed Aaron Johnson, who is currently the vice president of Electric Operations, as the company's rebuilding officer.

    Johnson will lead local community restoration efforts and will be responsible for the following:

    • Coordinating with state and local officials to determine how to best modernize and rebuild the energy infrastructure across the impacted area
    • Partnering with the local community to provide additional resources such as housing and support services
    • Working with local leaders to identify and provide assistance to local philanthropic groups
    • Being accountable to ensure customer questions and concerns are being effectively addressed

    PG&E will also be expanding and enhancing its system-wide Community Wildfire Safety Program, which was implemented following the 2017 wildfires as an additional set of precautionary measures intended to further reduce wildfire threats.

    Some of the safety actions PG&E is taking to address the growing wildfire threat are; detailed and enhanced inspections of electric infrastructure, enhanced vegetation management, and more real-time monitoring and intelligence.

    For more information about PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program, click here.

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