Local: Bay Area


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December 7, 2016

Hercules First City to Go Solar with PG&E’s Solar Choice Program

Hercules is the first city to adopt PG&E’s Solar Choice program for key facilities including traffic controllers, lights and signals as well as the city’s sewer system. PG&E’s Solar Choice allows customers to go solar without installing panels.

December 7, 2016

PG&E Partners with Unity Council, American Red Cross to Bring Relief to Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims

Along with the American Red Cross and the Unity Council, PG&E today (Dec. 7) announced plans to bring relief to victims of this past weekend’s Oakland warehouse fire.

PG&E employees took turns painting, building and decorating a Snoopy-themed playhouse that will help raise money to build homes for families in need.
November 21, 2016

PG&E Employees build Playhouse for Christmas in the Park

For the third consecutive year, San Jose’s Christmas in the Park challenged PG&E to compete with other companies to see who could build the most creative playhouse as part of a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser.

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November 7, 2016

Former Marine Responsible for Protecting Others Does the Same at PG&E

More than a year ago, former U.S. Marine Farron Drylie graduated from PG&E’s PowerPathway program. The staff sergeant was the first active military member to take the training. As this video shows, Drylie was responsible for protecting and serving others. And that’s still the case as he’s now helping PG&E’s gas safety mission.

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November 7, 2016

PG&E Teams with Golden State Warriors on Beautification Project for San Francisco Neighbors

Smiling from ear to ear, dozens of youngsters filled the basketball court at Irving M. Scott School for a moment that will likely leave a lasting impression. David West of the Golden State Warriors tipped off a youth basketball clinic on the recently renovated neighborhood basketball court, a project that came together with the help of PG&E.

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November 3, 2016

Students Going to Kenya, Part of PG&E Solar Suitcase Program

Amy Hua and Kyle Mondina will travel to Kenya in February with WE Charity to help deliver Solar Suitcases to communities in need. The trip, part of PG&E’s Solar Suitcase program, is part of a service-learning partnership with We Share Solar.

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October 31, 2016

PG&E Calibration Team Ensures Tools Measure Up

Behind every measurement is a tool. And at PG&E, there are a lot of tools — an estimated 30,000 in all. Whether they’re on trucks or on tool belts, they help the company provide safe and reliable energy. As this video shows, a calibration team in San Ramon ensures the tools accurately measure what they’re supposed to measure.

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October 28, 2016

As Holidays Approach, PG&E Donates Replacement Truck to Nonprofit that Feeds the Needy

Last February, the executive director of a Concord nonprofit that provides 1 million meals a year to the needy was in disbelief as she realized the center’s pickup was nowhere to be found. PG&E had donated the truck, and the company stepped in to help once again.

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October 26, 2016

Businesses Empowered to Build an Energy Efficiency Movement

Sometimes all it takes is a rubber chicken to remind others of the importance of saving energy. Employees in the City of San Jose did just that recently when they participated in a campaign called “Power Down Unplucked.” As this video shows, the campaign is empowering customers to feel that they can make a difference when it comes to climate change.

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October 10, 2016

PG&E Employee Volunteers Showcase ‘Power of Blue’ to Build Playhouses

Nonprofit groups and PG&E volunteers came together to build playhouses for the children of Travis Air Force Base airmen as part of a Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley program that raises money for the construction of Habitat houses while giving fun “homes” to kids.

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October 7, 2016

PG&E Crews Restore Power after Wildfire Damages Power Lines and Poles

Just a few miles away from the heart of Silicon Valley, a wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains sent a large plume of smoke into the air and forced many residents to flee their homes. This week, PG&E restored power to several hundred residents displaced by the Loma Fire.

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September 28, 2016

PG&E Supports Inaugural Event to Celebrate Region’s Natural Beauty

Sure, the Bay Area is known for the Golden Gate Bridge and city skylines. But the magic of the Bay also includes its plants, animals and natural resources. This week, PG&E helped the nonprofit Save the Bay kick off its first Bay Day to celebrate the Bay Area with the reminder that it be protected for future generations.

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September 21, 2016

PG&E, Golden State Warriors Pack 5,000 Lunches for San Jose Students

On Tuesday, PG&E and the Golden State Warriors hosted a volunteer event at Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose where 5,000 lunch bags were packed and later delivered for low-income students.

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September 20, 2016

Graduation Caps another Successful PowerPathway Class

As their names were read, several dozen men and women walked across a PG&E auditorium stage and accepted their diplomas. After six months of training, the 24 students were graduates of the latest PG&E PowerPathwayCypress Mandela program. Since 2012, more than 90 percent of graduates have gone on to work for PG&E or a utility.

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September 16, 2016

PG&E Employees Team Up to Fight Hunger in South Bay

To help food pantries prepare for turkey dinners and stuffing during the holidays, PG&E employees from the South Bay recently donated their time to sort healthy goods that will be distributed to thousands of families.

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