As part of our enhanced wildfire safety efforts, PG&E is conducting accelerated safety inspections of electric infrastructure in areas at higher risk of wildfire, including in your community. This work is in addition to our routine inspections and maintenance programs.
We have already begun inspections of transmission towers and poles, and crews will be in your community soon to conduct inspections of distribution poles and substations, starting as early as the end of February. Please see our Fact Sheet and outreach materials for more information.
Substations are facilities that deliver electric service between the transmission and distribution systems. During inspections, we are evaluating electrical equipment and facilities as well as assessing the area around the substation to ensure there is a safe distance between trees and/or vegetation and critical infrastructure.
This work is being done as part of our Community Wildfire Safety Program, as an additional precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires to further reduce the risk of wildfire.
If residents have any questions about the upcoming inspections, please call us at 1-800-743-5000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.