September 12, 2012
Volunteers will build a new playground in November at the California Living Museum in Bakersfield. PG&E works with KaBOOM on these projects, which start when kids get to design their dream playgrounds.
September 5, 2012
With the goal of exceeding last year’s $56,000 raised, PG&E employees helped firefighters and other volunteers on Wednesday to support Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Heroes & Helmets for Hope in downtown Bakersfield.
August 7, 2012
Reporters toured the former Kern Power Plant for an up-close look at the progress being made cleaning up the site. PG&E also announced a new timeline for the demolition project.“We’re making progress every day,” said Thomas Allen, PG&E’s director of new generation construction.
July 31, 2012
PG&E and its employees celebrated Christmas early on Tuesday (July 31) with a group of seniors at Lowell Place, a residential facility for low-income seniors. About 82 seniors received gift bags filled with every day necessities, raffle prizes and a personal fan as part of the Christmas in July celebration – with gifts purchased by PG&E employees.
July 24, 2012
Today, the Community Action Partnership of Kern accepted a $5,000 check from PG&E to help the group’s food bank buy a new freezer.
June 12, 2012
Triple-digit temperatures are on the way and PG&E-funded cooling centers will once again provide critical relief to residents. The utility’s support of established and existing cooling centers has continued. From 2007 to 2011, PG&E provided $310,000 to cooling centers to help keep facilities open from San Jose to Bakersfield.
May 25, 2012
Community Action Partnership of Kern recognized PG&E as its 2012 Humanitarian of the Year at an awards banquet. The award was given in response to PG&E’s ongoing support of the programs and services provided by Community Action Partnership of Kern, whose mission is to end poverty in Kern County.
May 9, 2012
On Tuesday (May 8), PG&E hosted an open house where customers and nearby businesses and residents could get information on the ongoing demolition of the Kern Power Plant and the cleanup of the site. PG&E also announced a new website as one of several options for residents to keep up with what’s happening at the site.
Kern Power Plant demolition website.
April 20, 2012
The Bakersfield Beat the Heat informational forum on April 19 was the first of five planned throughout Northern and Central California to help customers learn how to cut their energy costs before the summer heat sets in.
April 16, 2012
In Bakersfield, in celebration of Earth Day, Greg Pruett, PG&E’s senior vice president of corporate affairs, led 85 volunteers — including PG&E employees, retirees and their families — as they worked side-by side with community members beautifying three sites.
April 13, 2012
To help customers prepare for summer, PG&E will host “Beat the Heat” events in five Northern and Central California locations.
April 13, 2012
PG&E is partnering with several Sears stores in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Bakersfield this month to get customers to commit to saving energy.
March 29, 2012
A $50,000 PG&E donation will provide entertainment, from hockey games to theater productions, at Bakersfield’s Rabobank Arena.
March 26, 2012
PG&E will host open houses this week in Salida (Stanislaus County) and Bakersfield to talk to residents about upcoming hydrostatic pressure tests.
March 15, 2012
In a dusty field on Panama Lane, workers hoisted a 200-pound Nova recloser to a utility pole. The Nova is part of new Smart Grid technology, called Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration (FLISR), that will both reduce outage duration and the number of customers affected by outages.