World News: 18:45 GMT Wednesday 15th May 2019. [Pacific Gas and Electric Company via Businesswire via SPi World News]
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists are forecasting a spring storms will impact its service area today and Thursday. PG&E is urging its customers to take the necessary steps to be prepared and stay safe.
PG&E meteorologists forecast a late spring storm moving into the service area beginning this afternoon. Moderate to heavy rain will begin tonight into early Thursday morning with gusty south winds 25 – 35 mph.
“With this late season storm approaching our service area, we encourage customers to be prepared and have a plan. Our teams in the field are ready for the inclement weather, and should outages occur they will work safely and quickly to restore service to our customers,” said Ron Richardson, Director of Distributions for Field Operations, North.
PG&E’s meteorology team has developed a Storm Outage Prediction Model that incorporates real-time weather forecasts, historical data and system knowledge to predict where and when storm impacts will be most severe. This model enables the company to pre-stage crews and equipment as storms approach to enable rapid response to outages.
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Other tips can be found at pge.com/beprepared
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 24,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.
Business Wire: 18:45 GMT Wednesday 15th May 2019
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