Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed large nets hanging over street intersections north of the Bayshore freeway. While these nets may look like flying trapeze safety nets, unfortunately you will not see any acrobats flying through the Santa Clara skies.
The nets are actually being used as a safety precaution for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) crew members. PG&E is currently upgrading some of its existing transmission lines, conductors, and insulators in order to meet growing customer load needs. Large nets are installed during these upgrades as a safety precaution for line workers on the job. In addition to the nets, you may also see PG&E trucks and crews working in your neighborhood as a part of the upgrades.
The project is scheduled to be completed in April 2019. If you have any questions or want any more information about the upgrades, please email ElectricReliability@pge.com.
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