PG&E Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report 2018

Northern California Wildfires

Northern California Wildfires

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the thousands of families affected by last year’s wildfires, particularly those who lost loved ones and homes. We remain focused on doing everything we can to help them recover and rebuild, while also committing ourselves to meet the challenge of climate change.

Extreme weather events driven by climate change are causing unprecedented and unanticipated wildfires. Years of drought, extreme heat and nearly 130 million dead trees have created a “new normal” for our state, and we must continue to find new solutions to adapt.

In the interest of public safety, we are continuously evolving our plans and programs in response to new standards and regulations—but this new normal means we must partner to do even more to strengthen the resiliency and safety of our energy infrastructure and the customers we serve.

To that end, PG&E announced its new Community Wildfire Safety Program which includes additional precautionary measures that will help further reduce wildfire threats and strengthen our communities for the future.

We are bolstering wildfire prevention and emergency response efforts, putting in place new and enhanced safety measures, and doing more over the long term to harden our electric system to help reduce wildfire risks and to keep our customers safe.

We want to work together to share information, provide resources and help our customers and communities prepare for and stay safe during extreme weather events.

More Information

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