I just wanted to take the time to thank all of the members of IBEW 1245 for contributing to the Camp Fire Fund. I lost my dream home in Paradise and everything that my husband and I had worked so hard for in 33 years together. I really appreciate my union brothers and sisters coming… [Read More]
Facing intense criticism over the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, PG&E on Wednesday offered to create a $105 million fund to help fire survivors with living expenses. The proposal requires approval in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
California regulators have proposed guidelines for how investor-owned electric utilities (IOUs) should notify customers in the event power lines must be de-energized, including development of a statewide education campaign about the Public Safety Power Shut-offs (PSPS) which are designed to reduce the risk of equipment sparking a wildfire.
When dangerously high winds arise this year, the utility says it will black out fire-prone areas that are home to 5.4 million people.
In downtown San Francisco, there’s always a lot to see. But there’s one thing you won’t see much of in downtown SF anymore – overhead power lines. That’s because during the 90s and 2000s, many of the city’s power lines were buried underground as part of a broad aesthetic improvement initiative. Currently, around 50% of… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 member Chao Kong’s seven-year-old daughter is battling cancer. Help make her dream of meeting a Disney princess come true through the Make-a-Wish Foundation!
I just wanted to say “Thank you” to all that was involved from the IBEW for the assistance for the Camp Fire survivors. My family and I very much appreciate it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. –Love O’Mary, IBEW 1245 member and PG&E Maintenance Assistant, Gas I&R
A well-built catastrophic wildfire fund can both protect citizens and save utilities.
PG&E Corp. reached a deal to replace one of its board members with a director proposed by an activist investor, while also naming a former federal safety official as an adviser to help guide the bankrupt utility’s restructuring.