Local: Bay Area

May 6, 2015

PG&E, High School Frisbee Team Partner to Promote Digging Safety

Foothill High School’s ultimate Frisbee team in Pleasanton is learning a new set of skills. The Frisbee team and PG&E are building public awareness of PG&E’s 811 Ambassador Program by incorporating the 811 logo onto team equipment and jerseys.

After several years of nesting on PG&E's San Francisco headquarters, a pair of falcons have picked a different spot this year. (Photos by Matt Nauman.)
May 1, 2015

After Many Years at PG&E Office, Falcons Nesting on Different Building This Year

For bird lovers, and those who appreciate the wildness of nature in a completely urban setting, watching the falcons that nest atop PG&E headquarters has become an annual rite of spring. But not this year as the falcons have chosen a different building.

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April 28, 2015

Hammer time! PG&E, Habitat for Humanity Help Build Affordable Housing at Lunchtime

“Help us build this. Here. Now.” That was the message on a sign from PG&E encouraging office workers, tourists and anyone else to spend a half hour helping build door and window frames for 28 new homes for low-income residents. The special Brown Bag Build in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza was held as PG&E celebrates a 10-year solar program partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

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April 28, 2015

Habitat for Humanity, PG&E Celebrate Solar Partnership, Host Lunchtime Build

Habitat Greater San Francisco is a non-profit affordable housing developer whose innovative model offers homeownership opportunities to Bay Area residents. For 10 years, PG&E’s Solar Habitat Program has provided $9.6 million to help respond to the housing needs of families in Northern and Central California. Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco and PG&E will celebrate their decade-long solar partnership by hosting the Brown Bag Build today at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco.

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April 27, 2015

PG&E Sponsors Robotics Competition, Supports STEM Education

More than 70 teams traveled to Oakland last month to compete in the FIRST® Tech Challenge West Super-Regional Championship, an annual event that helps young people discover the rewards and excitement of education and careers in science, engineering and technology. PG&E’s Geisha Williams spoke at the event, and PG&E engineers offered tech advice to the student teams.

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April 17, 2015

Second Annual ‘Energy Ideation Lab’ Yields Fresh, Innovative Ideas

More than 60 MBA and undergraduate students came to PG&E’s headquarters on April 10 to explore a compelling challenge: How can PG&E better engage its small and medium business customers on energy efficiency?

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April 16, 2015

PG&E Helps Illuminate Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in San Bruno

When a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial came to San Bruno, volunteers asked PG&E for a little assistance. The company was happy to help.

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April 13, 2015

PG&E PowerPathway Students Help Feed the Hungry in Oakland during Month of Service

PG&E employees, retirees and their families are volunteering all around California during April as part of the company’s annual Month of Service. As this video story shows, even prospective employees — those participating in the PowerPathway job-training program — are already giving back. Here’s a look at a recent Month of Service event at the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

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April 3, 2015

PG&E Steps Up to the Plate to Help Novato Little League

When the Novato South Little League needed help, PG&E crews stepped up to the plate and fixed the flagpole before the next game.

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April 2, 2015

Pittsburg, Bay Point and PG&E Add LED Streetlights That Improve Safety, Efficiency

PG&E, the City of Pittsburg and the unincorporated community of Bay Point announced a collaborative effort today (April 2) to convert approximately 3,500 non-decorative PG&E-owned streetlights to energy efficient and longer-lasting Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures.

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April 2, 2015

Rescheduling Planned Outage Keeps Restaurants Happy, Leads to New Ways to Do Business

When a planned power outage proved disruptive during Oakland Restaurant Week, PG&E stepped in to make things right. And it also led to a new way of doing business that will take into account citywide events that will minimize impacts for customers.

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March 30, 2015

PG&E Substation Delivers Electricity and Art to an Oakland Neighborhood

Six months ago, PG&E’s Substation L—located on 20th St in Oakland—had a graffiti problem. Today, thanks to some residents of neighboring Uptown Place, a local artist and PG&E, the substation is now the centerpiece of the busy neighborhood street.

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March 27, 2015

PG&E Helps Marine Mammal Center Celebrate a Milestone, Save Energy with Solar

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito celebrated 40 years of education and rescuing sea animals on Thursday (March 26), and PG&E was on hand to acknowledge its partner.

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March 26, 2015

System Upgrades Will Boost Reliability, Help Keep Lights on When Catastrophic Quake Hits

Work currently under way to construct a new 230-kilovolt power line and expand two substations in San Francisco is an example of the type of investment PG&E is making to provide safe, reliable service while also hardening its system for natural disasters.

March 25, 2015

PG&E Unveils Solar Education Program to Oakland High School Students

PG&E’s newest education program gives high school students the opportunity to build portable solar devices that will be delivered to provide energy to orphanages, schools and medical clinics in Kenya. These solar suitcases also are teaching young people about the principles of clean energy.

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