Safety

PG&E to blame for California wildfire

PG&E is blamed for the Dixie Fire, the second-largest wildfire in California history.

Recent Study Shows Electric Utilities Increasingly Off Track Against Climate Targets

A recent study shows that many electric utilities are behind on climate goals.

LA Utility Worker is Electrocuted in Underground Vault

An LA utility worker was electrocuted while working in an underground vault.

Natural Gas Explosion Destroys Idaho Home

Two people were injured after a northern Idaho home exploded following a natural gas leak.

New CGA Report Documents Pathways to Improving the Efficiency of the U.S. Damage Prevention System

A new report from Common Ground Alliance encourages innovation and new practices to address challenges facing the damage prevention industry.

Consumers Energy Breaks Ground on a New Natural Gas Training Facility

Consumers Energy broke ground on a new natural gas training facility in Flint, Michigan.

High Winds Prompt PG&E To Shut Power to Over 25,000 Customers

PG&E shuts power to several California customers due to high winds that pose a potential risk for wildfires.

PG&E Considers Power Shut Off Over Windy Forecast

PG&E considers shutting off power to thousands of customers due to winds that can increase fire risk.

New Fire Retardant Can Help Prevent and Fight Wildfires

An improved fire retardant has been approved by the U.S. Forest Service to help prevent wildfires.

Settlement Reached for Eversource Isais Response

A settlement was reached between Connecticut officials and Eversource over the utility's response to Tropical Storm Isaias.

3 Firefighters Critically Hurt in Apartment Gas Blast

Three firefighters were injured in an apartment blast caused by a natural gas explosion in Dallas.

Gas Leak Near LA Reaches Settlement Up to $1.8B

A massive natural gas leak near Los Angeles reached a settlement of up to $1.8 billion for personal injury and property damage.

Utility Shuts Down Gas Main Due to Shifting Ground

A utility in Michigan shut down a gas main due to ground shifting beneath the pavement.

CenterPoint Energy Assess Storm Damage, Begins Restoring Service

CenterPoint Energy begins to assess the damage of Hurricane Nicholas and begins restoring service to over 440,000 customers that lost power.

Apartment Building Explosion Injured 4 in Atlanta

A likely gas explosion caused the partial collapse of a three-story apartment building in Atlanta.

Hurricane Ida Turns Spotlight on Louisiana Power Grid Issues

Hurricane Ida has made a significant impact on the Louisiana power grid and has caused widespread outages that are receiving criticism.

Two Companies Join Forces to Improve U.S. Electric Grid Cybersecurity

Ampere Industrial Security and INPOWERED partner in efforts to help improve cybersecurity for utilities and energy companies.

Hurricane Ida Hits Louisiana, Leaves the Power Grid in Shambles

Hurricane Ida blew through Louisiana and Mississippi over the weekend leaving millions without power.

National Grid Improves Detection of Contamination in Gas Supplies

National Grid has published a report on a project to improve the detection of contamination in gas supplies.

Gas Explosion in Mexico Building Kills At Least 1

A gas explosion in Mexico injures 29 and kills at least 1.

Gold Shovel Association Announces New Additions to its Certification Program

The Gold Shovel Association adds new safety standards to its certification course to promote best practices across the industry.

Pipeline Failure Causes Deadly House Fire

A father and daughter were killed in a house fire in Arizona after a pipeline failure caused a house explosion.

Consumers Energy Works to Restore Power After Major Storm

Consumers Energy crews are working diligently to restore power to over 200,000 customers in Michigan that were hit by a major storm.

Natural Gas Companies Remind Communities to Call 811 Before Digging

Piedmont Natural Gas and Duke Energy are reminding customers to call 811 before digging to protect underground infrastructure.

Tens of Thousands Without Power After Storms Roll Through

More than 150,000 people are without power after powerful storms rolled through on Aug. 10.

Safety Failure Led to Natural Gas Release, Fire in San Francisco Neighborhood

An investigation determined that safety procedures were not followed in a 2019 natural gas release and fire.

PG&E Says Equipment May be Tied to Fire, Touts Improvements

PG&E says its equipment may have been involved in a wildfire in Northern California.

Gas Suspected in Deadly House Explosion

Gas is suspected in a Pennsylvania house explosion that has killed at least one person.

No One Hurt in Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion in Kansas

No one was hurt in a natural gas pipeline explosion on July 22 in Kansas.

Common Ground Alliance Releases Newest Edition of Best Practices Guide

The Common Ground Alliance has released a new edition of its Best Practices Guide.

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