Alameda County

Metro News from Alameda County
August 22, 2016

CARE-Eligible Customers Missing Big Savings

PG&E’s CARE program gives income-qualified households deep discounts on energy bills, but many customers aren’t taking advantage. These counties have the most eligible customers not enrolled.

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August 9, 2016

PG&E Digs Deep to Assist Fire Department Rescue Training

PG&E public safety specialist Les Putnam is accustomed to receiving emergency calls from local fire departments. But a recent call from the Alameda County Fire Department wasn’t about a fire, gas leak or downed power line. Find out how PG&E crews assisted important first responder training.

July 7, 2016

PG&E, Community Leaders Support Kiva Oakland to Help Small Businesses

Small businesses in Oakland will be able to access capital with crowdfunding loans through Kiva.org’s website. PG&E and other community partners are helping to support the new Kiva Oakland program.

May 13, 2016

Interstate 580 to Close Briefly for PG&E Electric Transmission Safety Work

On Sunday (May 15), PG&E begins work in Castro Valley above and near Interstate 580 between Crow Canyon Road and Eden Canyon Road exits to make improvements of nearby electric transmission towers and power lines.

March 14, 2016

PG&E Helping Fund Job Creation

PG&E recently awarded $200,000 in Better Together Economic Vitality Grants to organizations in 10 cities focusing on business development projects.

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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.

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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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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.

August 19, 2014

PG&E Working on Pipe Replacement Project in Union City and Fremont

PG&E is working on a project to replace an eight-inch natural gas distribution feeder main that runs from Union City to Fremont, improving system safety and reliability.

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July 16, 2014

PG&E Scholarship Sends Oakland Student to Leadership Program in Washington

Oakland High School student Donzahniya Pitre joined about 50 other young women at the six-day Young Women’s Political Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. The program is designed to give participants the tools needed for a career in political leadership.

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June 30, 2014

Substation Upgrades Will Benefit Customers, Improve Reliability

In addition to the substation upgrades, PG&E worked with the city officials to improve the aesthetics of the nearby Temescal neighborhood.

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May 21, 2013

Oakland Robotics Teacher Named PG&E’s Bright Ideas Inspirational Teacher of the Year

Students at an East Oakland charter school cheered during a surprise announcement that one of their teachers is PG&E’s Bright Ideas Inspirational Teacher of the Year. In this Currents video, the students show a solar-powered scooter and other inventions inspired by their award-winning teacher.

May 17, 2013

UC Berkeley Journalism Project Features PG&E Electric Crew Foreman

A UC Berkeley journalism project profiles a PG&E electric crew foreman as part of its series on workers who keep Oakland running.

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April 17, 2013

PG&E Joins Local Task Force to Increase ‘Call 811’ Awareness

PG&E will be working with fire chiefs in Alameda County and other officials to increase the understanding and importance of calling 811 before a digging project, the company said today (April 17). John Higgins, PG&E’s senior director of gas distribution operations, and Renee Domingo, the director of emergency services and homeland security for Oakland, will be the co-chairs of the new Alameda County 811 Task Force.

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December 17, 2012

Graduate of PG&E-Funded Solar Intern Program Leads Rooftop-Panel Project

After getting laid off from her library job, Courtney Dittmar transformed her career into something completely different thanks to PG&E. The utility continued its partnership with nonprofit GRID Alternatives to offer four paid internships to teach the ins and outs of rooftop solar installations.

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