Local: San Joaquin Valley


July 25, 2014

PG&E Holds Open Houses onTransmission Line Project

PG&E hosted three public open houses in the Fresno area this week to share new details on the Central Valley Power Connect project. The proposed high-voltage electric transmission line would increase electric reliability in the next decade to the growing Central Valley.

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July 24, 2014

PG&E Partners with Food Bank, Red Cross to Help Drought-Impacted Residents

In the San Joaquin Valley, PG&E employees volunteered their time to distribute food to farming residents whose work has dried up due to the California drought. The utility partnered with the Community Food Bank of Fresno and the American Red Cross.

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July 23, 2014

Revenue Assurance Investigative Team Puts Focus on Safety

Tampering with PG&E equipment to steal electricity can pose a serious risk of fire and injury, which is why the revenue assurance team is working so hard to curb energy theft.

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July 15, 2014

PG&E Partners with City, Various Groups at Water Conservation Event

Community partners in Bakersfield host free event with information to help residents with water conservation during the state’s ongoing drought.

July 3, 2014

PG&E Energy Savings Program Makes for Cool Customers

Some families in warmest areas can’t always afford home improvements designed to save energy and turn to the Energy Savings Assistance program for help.

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July 2, 2014

PG&E’s Shonda Abercrombie Supports Family, Troops and Customers

Following in her PG&E-employee father’s footsteps, Shonda Abercrombie has had a long PG&E career while dedicating herself to raising twin daughters.

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July 1, 2014

PG&E Provides Low-cost and No-cost Summer Energy Saving Tips

From ceiling fans to weather stripping, homeowners can take simple steps to keep energy usage in check as this video story shows.

July 1, 2014

PG&E to Conduct Pipeline Pressure Test

As part of its system-wide program to ensure the safety of the transmission pipelines that deliver natural gas across Northern and Central California, PG&E will conduct a hydrostatic pressure test in Bakersfield in September.

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June 27, 2014

Students at New Energy Academy Get Real-World Work This Summer

Students at Independence High in Bakersfield who attend the PG&E-sponsored New Energy Academy (NEA) are getting real-world work experience this summer. Over four weeks, they’re learning about PG&E, its focus on safety and the various careers of the people who work here. Students are the other NEAs in Fresno, Sacramento and Stockton are being given similar opportunities.

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June 12, 2014

Future Business Leader Awarded PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship

Recently-elected student body president Derek Stotler thought he was walking into a meeting with CSU Bakersfield officials to discuss plans for the upcoming year. But the meeting was a farce. And Stotler was the only one who didn’t know it. Turns out he was being surprised with a PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship.

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June 11, 2014

PG&E Awards Big Scholarship to Future Fresno State Student

Alan Suarez thought he was coming to PG&E’s Merced offices for a scholarship interview, but there was a much bigger surprise in store for him. Instead of an interview, representatives from PG&E informed him that he’s one of 10 big winners of the utility’s Bright Minds Scholarship program.

June 4, 2014

As Temperatures Rise, PG&E Helps Fund Cooling Centers in Kern County, Other Locales

PG&E has provided more than $500,000 in financial support for cooling centers in communities suffering from severe summer heat.

June 3, 2014

City Upgrades Streetlights with Help from PG&E

PG&E and the city of Tracy began work today to upgrade 682 city-owned streetlight fixtures with new energy-efficient light-emitting diode lights. The new streetlights will provide brighter, more natural light to help improve public safety and lower the city’s energy costs.

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June 3, 2014

Pipeline Test in Mojave Desert Presents Unique Situation

PG&E conducted a pipeline pressure test in the Mojave Desert, including inside a military base, while keeping gas flowing to customers. This video tells that story.

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May 21, 2014

Teens Prepped for Summer Jobs Program Interviews

The pre-screening interviews are another step toward paid employment with PG&E’s Summer Jobs Program in Kern, Fresno and Sacramento areas.

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