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By Mark Anderson | Source
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. on Monday broke ground on a $75 million gas pipeline training and safety center in Winters.
The company fast-tracked the development of the training center, and won approvals and got environmental certification for the 40-acre project next to Putah Creek in two years.
Construction of the training school is expected to be completed this time next year, said Winters City Manager John Donlevy Jr.
“They are working on a super-tight deadline. They want to get this place up and running,” he said.
DPR Construction is general contractor on the project, which will include state-of-the-art equipment and labs, Donlevy said. “Some aspects of what they are building here don’t exist anywhere else.”
The center will feature technology benchmarked against all the best practices of utilities in the U.S., said Donald Cutler, spokesman with PG&E.
The Winters center will train and test PG&E workers from all over the state on techniques in troubleshooting natural gas pipeline problems. It will consolidate training currently done in Tracy, San Ramon and Livermore.
Once construction ramps up, there could easily be periods when there are hundreds of construction workers on the site, Donlevy said.
Once it is open, the center will have about 100 to 150 employees revolving through training at any given time. The utility employs more than 4,000 gas line employees.
The training center will feature a simulated neighborhood with built-in problems for gas line workers to find.
The San Francisco-based utility is building the training center to help its gas-line employees avoid accidents and respond to emergencies. The utility has suffered some high-profile gas-line accidents, including the 2010 San Bruno explosion and a 2008 explosion in Rancho Cordova.