Local: San Joaquin Valley


May 21, 2015

Future is Bright for Seniors Graduating from PG&E’s Energy Academy at Independence High

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 Upgrades Electrical Equipment to Improve Reliability for Sonora Customers

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

Paving to Begin as PG&E Completes Natural Gas Pipe Upgrade in Tracy

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 Replacing and Upgrading Electric Infrastructure in Shafter

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.

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May 5, 2015

Thanks to PG&E Grant, Lamont Students Head to Camp for the First Time

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.

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April 29, 2015

PG&E Helps Celebrate Arbor Day with Tree Planting, Tree Giveaway in Stockton

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, Business Leaders Join in Support of Central Valley Power Connect

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.

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April 28, 2015

PG&E Completes ‘Spring Cleaning’ to Ensure Summer Electric Reliability

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.

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April 7, 2015

PG&E, Boys & Girls Clubs Kick Off 2015 Summer Jobs Program

Fourth year of jobs partnerships in Fresno, Bakersfield and Sacramento areas puts teens on career path by providing skills training and paid summer internships.

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March 31, 2015

PG&E Crews and Contractors Descend on Neighborhood After Truck Crash Causes Power Outage

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

A Manteca Customer’s Unusual Request and How PG&E Kept Memories (and a Fish) Alive

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.

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March 19, 2015

PG&E Presents $20,000 Check to Read to Me, Stockton!

PG&E has presented a $20,000 check to Read to Me, Stockton! in support of the early childhood literacy program that provides free books to children.

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March 17, 2015

PG&E Opens New Customer Service Office in Lodi

An open house was held today for PG&E’s new Lodi office. The new office is more conveniently located, has more accessible parking and includes new technology to help better serve PG&E customers.

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March 12, 2015

Thanks to PG&E, Children Get Shoes on Their Feet, Smiles on Their Faces

New shoes were purchased for 134 school children in need with funding from PG&E and help from more than a dozen employee volunteers in two communities.

March 11, 2015

PG&E Close To Agreement To Purchase Hinkley Market Property

PG&E has been in discussions for several months with the operator and tenant of the Hinkley Market in Hinkley where the company has an ongoing environmental project. They approached PG&E about a potential purchase of their properties, and both parties are close to an agreement on terms for sale of the market property.

"PG&E" refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.
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