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Central Coast /  September 29, 2014

New Weather Station Will Benefit PG&E, Area Residents

A newly installed weather station will benefit both PG&E and San Luis Obispo County residents. The station was installed on Black Butte, a remote location at 2,620 feet of elevation four miles northeast of downtown San Luis Obispo on the Cuesta Grade. The equipment will provide critical weather data to firefighters and meteorologists.

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Oroville /  September 26, 2014

PG&E Awards Feather Falls Casino $94,838 Rebate for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

PG&E has awarded Feather Falls Casino in south Oroville $94,838 in energy efficiency rebates which will save the casino about $90,000 a year in energy costs.

Bay Area /  September 23, 2014

PG&E Finishes in Top Three at SF International Dragon Boat Festival

PG&E’s Power Dragons finished in the top three of their division in the 19th annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival, which was held Sept. 20-21 on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. But the real winners were two local charities who benefited from the company’s participation: the California Dragon Boat Association’s (CDBA) Youth Dragon Boat Program and Self Help for the Elderly.

Central Coast /  September 23, 2014

PG&E Project Will Boost Reliability in Soledad

PG&E replaced and reinforced almost 3,000 feet of overhead power lines with higher capacity wire along Monterey Street to enhance safety and reliability. The project, which began in July, will improve service for more than 1,500 customers and help reduce the number and duration of power outages in the community.

Bay Area /  September 22, 2014

PG&E’s Emeryville Repair Facility Still Vital at 90

The 65 employees who work at PG&E’s Emeryville Repair Facility repair electrical equipment, test rubber gloves to keep line workers safe and responsibly recycle old oil-filled transformers. As this video story shows, important work happens at a facility that has been around for nearly a century.

Plumas County /  September 22, 2014

PG&E Project Will Upgrade Reliability in Chester

PG&E has scheduled a planned power outage for Chester on Saturday, Sept. 27, while crews make upgrades to improve electric reliability. The outage is scheduled to take place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will impact approximately 2,500 customers in virtually all of Chester and small portions of Lake Almanor and Westwood.

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 September 18, 2014

Update: PG&E Crews Making Progress with King Fire Restoration

This story provides information on PG&E’s response to the King Fire in El Dorado and Placer counties and the Courtney Fire in Madera County.

Sacramento Valley /  September 18, 2014

PG&E to Host Public Meeting on License Amendment Application for Battle Creek Hydroelectric System

PG&E has scheduled a public meeting to gather comments on a draft license amendment application for its Battle Creek hydroelectric system. The public meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 520 Adobe Road in Red Bluff.

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Dixon /  September 17, 2014

PG&E, EDI Unveil Utility Trucks Capable of Shortening or Eliminating Electric Outages

PG&E and Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated unveiled two fuel-efficient work trucks today that promise innovative operation and the use of ground-breaking technology. One has the potential to eliminate the need for planned outages and lessen the impact of unplanned ones; the other allows for the operation of a bucket and other auxiliary systems without requiring noisy engine idling.

Butte County /  September 16, 2014

Substation Transformer Upgrade Will Enhance Reliability

PG&E has scheduled a planned power outage for Stirling City and less than half of Magalia the night of Saturday, Sept. 20, while PG&E crews make upgrades to improve electric reliability on the Upper Ridge.

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Dixon /  September 16, 2014

Gas Stations Get a Hand with Energy-Saving Lighting Upgrades

A longtime gas distributor upgraded the lighting at its Northern California service stations and warehouses. The result was dramatic, saving the company $68,000 a year in energy costs. Perhaps even more surprising was how much the company paid for the lighting and labor. Exactly nothing, thanks to PG&E’s special financing for energy-saving projects.

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Bay Area /  September 12, 2014

Lost Dog, Rescued at PG&E Project Site, Gets New Home

Here’s a story with a happy ending. A dog found abandoned at a PG&E project site was rescued and now has new owners and a new name.

Central Coast /  September 11, 2014

PG&E, First Responders Partner for Emergency Preparedness Fair at Home Depot

PG&E representatives, first responders and a host of safety vendors provided free safety information as part of the annual Home Depot Emergency Preparedness and safe digging community fair event in Soquel in Santa Cruz County. The event kicked off National Preparedness Month.

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Fresno County /  September 10, 2014

Local Leaders Tour PG&E’s Helms Hydroelectric Plant

Seeing was believing for two dozen government, business, agricultural, environmental and education leaders from California’s Central Valley who toured PG&E’s Helms Pumped Storage Plant in Fresno County on Monday.

Avila Beach /  September 10, 2014

Advanced Seismic Research Confirms Earthquake Safety at Diablo Canyon Power Plant

Extensive scientific research performed in the area surrounding PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant demonstrates the facility remains seismically safe and able to withstand the largest potential earthquakes in the region. This was the main finding in a report PG&E submitted today (Sept. 10) to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Central Coast /  September 10, 2014

PG&E Committed to Seismic Safety at Diablo Canyon Power Plant

Diablo Canyon Power Plant plays a major role in helping PG&E generate and deliver to its customers some of the nation’s cleanest electricity. And there’s nothing more important to PG&E and its customers in the San Luis Obispo County region than its safe operation. That’s why, as this video shows, PG&E constantly works to ensure the plant can withstand a major seismic event – an ongoing process that puts it on the cutting-edge of seismic research.

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