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November 24, 2015

PG&E Joins Red Cross, First Responders in Urging El Niño Preparedness

A recent roundtable in Fremont focused on the upcoming storm season including what to expect and to best prepare for the El Niño effect. With a focus on safety, panelists provided tips on everything from downed power lines to the importance of having a family emergency plan.

November 20, 2015

San Mateo Substation Modernization Will Benefit Customers, Improve Reliability

The modernization of the 60-year-old San Mateo Substation’s technology and infrastructure will improve safety and reliability for customers and better prepare it for continued, future operation.

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November 16, 2015

PG&E Linemen Walk Red Carpet with Travolta for ‘Life on the Line’ Premiere

A new movie about the life of line workers had its world premiere this past weekend in Napa County. And joining John Travolta for the unveiling were five PG&E linemen, who received praise from the movie star and a standing ovation from those in attendance.

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November 13, 2015

Smiles, Racecars and Safety On a Roll at PG&E and Sonoma Raceway Touch-A-Truck

Race cars, bucket trucks and tractors were just some of the vehicles that families and children could safely explore during the recent Touch-A-Truck event at Sonoma Raceway. As this video shows, the event gave children the opportunity to see, touch, sit in and explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery.

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November 12, 2015

A Lineman’s Life, Now Up in Movie Lights

PG&E troubleman Mike Bock knows he’s part of a profession where safety is an absolute must. So he relates to “Life on the Line,” a new John Travolta movie about line workers that has its world premiere this weekend in Napa County. Bock and three fellow PG&E line workers will attend the movie and meet the actor who portrays the important work they do every day.

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November 4, 2015

PG&E Showcases Innovative Solutions to Real-World Utility Challenges

PG&E’s Applied Technology Services lab is called the “golf ball” due to its unusual shape. Recently, the golf ball-shaped lab was the site of PG&E’s annual internal innovation event where every year some of the company’s brightest and most imaginative minds come together.

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October 27, 2015

PG&E Addresses Transition, Retention at Veterans Employment Seminar

PG&E recently took part in the inaugural Veterans Employment Seminar, held in San Francisco during Fleet Week. The utility was well represented at the event, which included a job fair and panel discussions. The goal: Hire more veterans.

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October 26, 2015

PG&E Uses Helicopters to Install New Power Lines Along Dumbarton Bridge

Overhead work is underway that includes upgrades to about seven miles of power line and electric transmission towers in southwest Alameda County and along the Dumbarton Bridge.

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October 23, 2015

PG&E Promoting Local Economic Development

Working with state and local business and economic development leaders, PG&E is helping to grow the communities they serve and where their employees live and work. The community of Pittsburg provides just one example of how PG&E is investing in local economic development, trying to sustain businesses and jobs.

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October 20, 2015

New Portable Generation Systems Keep Lights On during Power Line Work

Specialized portable generation systems are helping PG&E to keep lights on for customers while crews perform important work on power lines and substation equipment. Several recent successful pilot projects show the benefits of these generators on both large and small projects.

October 19, 2015

Customer Choice Top of Mind for PG&E’s Giammona

By Jil Shingledecker SAN FRANCISCO — Customer expectations are far different today than 20 years ago. Do you remember a time when the lights were on and there…

October 13, 2015

Modernized Substation Improves Reliability for San Francisco Customers

This month, PG&E put the finishing touches on a project eight years in the making — the modernization of its Mission Substation. These enhancements will improve reliability for customers while also lowering maintenance and operations costs.

October 9, 2015

PG&E Promotes Emergency Preparedness, Support for Veterans During Fleet Week

From emergency preparedness information to career training for veterans, PG&E supports 35th annual Fleet Week celebration now underway in San Francisco.

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September 24, 2015

When Energy Savings Hit Your Eye like a Big Pizza Pie, That’s Amore

In San Ramon this week, PG&E’s Food Service Technology Center hosted a pizza party to showcase the food industry’s newest pizza ovens. As this video shows, the event also was an opportunity to demonstrate to restaurant owners the many ways the center helps commercial kitchens save energy and money.

September 24, 2015

PG&E Celebrates 200 Businesses Stepping Up and Powering Down

Since launching “Step Up and Power Down” in June, more than 200 San Francisco and San Jose businesses have taken PG&E’s pledge to do just that. Step Up and Power Down is an initiative built on the premise that small actions can add up to big impacts to reduce energy waste.

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