July 1, 2015
PG&E has been working hard to reduce water in its operations and engage customers and employees to do the same. This week, the utility’s Denise Newton shared that message on a televised drought crisis roundtable.
June 26, 2015
PG&E senior customer outreach specialist Melba Gavina made a special presentation to the Honor Flight, which flies veterans at no cost to Washington, D.C., to visit war memorials in their honor. Gavina truly understands why veterans put service above self. She’s a veteran.
June 22, 2015
When PG&E’s Latino Employee Resource Group learned there was a need for long-sleeve shirts for Central Valley farmworkers, they immediately sprang into action. Within a few weeks, they collected about 120 shirts and 245 bandanas from members in Fresno, Bakersfield and San Jose.
May 28, 2015
Two more students have been surprised — and elated — to become 2015 PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship winners. Bryan Wood learned the news in front of his family on the Fresno State campus. Kelly Ayllon was called out during a school assembly at North High in Bakersfield. The scholarships are worth $20,000 a year, and are renewable for up to five years.
May 21, 2015
Graduating seniors at the PG&E-sponsored Energy and Utility Career Academy at Independence High in Bakersfield presented their class energy projects. Then PG&E representatives made presentations of their own — awards and scholarships to some of the students.
May 18, 2015
PG&E is upgrading electric equipment to improve electric service reliability for customers in Sonora. This work is part of PG&E’s overall effort to upgrade the electric system to benefit customers in the area. The project began today with work taking place at several locations around Sonora.
May 18, 2015
PG&E will begin the final phase of pavement restoration in north Tracy following the completion of a pipeline upgrade project in the area. Work is expected to start after June 1 and take approximately four weeks to be completed, weather permitting.
May 13, 2015
PG&E is performing overhead electric work to upgrade transmission lines in Shafter. Crews are replacing about a mile of transmission line on Lerdo Highway from North Shafter Road to Beech Avenue in Shafter.
May 5, 2015
Alicante Avenue School in rural Kern County never could afford to send its sixth-grade students to Camp KEEP on the Central Coast — that is, until PG&E awarded school teacher Angie Diaz a $10,000 grant to pay for the trip. Thirty-five students are now headed to the camp.
April 29, 2015
In celebration of Arbor Day, PG&E sponsored a tree-planting and tree-giveaway event in Stockton. PG&E also was recognized for its work keeping trees away from high-voltage power lines. And volunteers planted trees in Stockton’s Oak Park.
April 29, 2015
Agriculture and business leaders announced the formation of the Central Valley Coalition for Reliable Energy, highlighting the group’s support of the Central Valley Power Connect Project.
April 28, 2015
PG&E inspects and activates equipment called capacitor banks each spring prior to the onset of summer heat. It’s PG&E’s own version of spring cleaning to ensure the electric system functions properly when customers begin turning on their air conditioners and ceiling fans. There are almost 12,000 capacitor banks strategically placed throughout PG&E’s service area which stretches from the Oregon border to Kern County. Almost half of them are located in the Central Valley.
April 7, 2015
Fourth year of jobs partnerships in Fresno, Bakersfield and Sacramento areas puts teens on career path by providing skills training and paid summer internships.
March 31, 2015
When a dump truck collided with a power pole, pulling down lines, thousands of PG&E customers in Stockton lost power. The company employed an all-hands-on-deck approach using workers from Electric Operations, Gas Operations and Customer Care to respond to the incident.
March 24, 2015
Although unusual requests are all in a day’s work for PG&E planned outage coordinators, here’s a whopper of a fish tale from Manteca.