On Tuesday, April 17, the California State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications took action on two pieces of legislation that could have a significant impact on IBEW Local 1245 members and the communities where they live and work. Senate Bill 1088 (Dodd) was crafted in response to the devastating wildfires that tore through… [Read More]
PG&E’s Moss Landing Substation is getting a major upgrade. Moss Landing’s 115kv impact building is in the midst of changing over to a new SMP scheme, and is one of the first subs in the PG&E system to shift over to this new setup. IBEW 1245 member Bill Roberts is an electrician at Moss Landing,… [Read More]
In the 1840s, a British scientist named Michael Faraday did an experiment with an ice bucket that would become the basis for the way that barehand utility work is performed, even today. These ice bucket experiments theorized that electricity will flow around, but not through, something that is encased in a metal object. While both… [Read More]
PG&E Electric Line Crew Foreman Danny Perez and Lineman Aaron Minnick have a combined 51 years on the job. In all those years, neither one has ever had to use their CPR/First Aid training in an emergency before. But that changed on Tuesday, April 3. Perez and Minnick, along with Apprentice Lineman Ben Hubbell, were… [Read More]
“An average day on the job for me is a little bit of welding, meter changes, steel pipeline work, mueller equipment, stuff like that. Every day is a new challenge, and I like that I always get to do something different out in the field every day… and I get to travel outside my area… [Read More]
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