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October 21, 2014

Nuclear Science Week: Meet PG&E’s Sam Williams

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Sam Williams, a senior reactor operator.

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October 21, 2014

Smart Meters and Smart Teams Help Customers Stay Safe and Save Money

PG&E’s Customer Care group is making good on the promise of SmartMeters™ by finding innovative ways to help customers lower their gas bills and even detect leaks that could pose safety hazards.

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October 20, 2014

World Champions: PG&E Crew Victorious at International Lineman’s Rodeo

In a momentous victory, a three-man PG&E crew from Grass Valley in Nevada County won the top prize this past weekend at the International Lineman’s Rodeo, a competition that pits the best line workers in the world against each other in pole climbing and other difficult feats. In all, PG&E won eight awards — far more than any of the more than 100 utilities.

October 20, 2014

Nuclear Science Week: Meet PG&E’s Sarah Risley

Each day during Nuclear Science Week, Currents will profile a PG&E employee working at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County. Today, meet Sarah Risley, a nuclear training accreditation specialist.

October 20, 2014

PG&E Supports Hispanic Heritage Month at Washington Events

The nonprofit Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute recently kicked off its 37th year of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, and PG&E was proud to have an integral role in the events.

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October 20, 2014

VIDEO: Investing in Local Infrastructure

This video from PG&E’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report looks at how the company has been investing in infrastructure in communities throughout the service area, including Oakland.

October 17, 2014

PG&E-Sponsored Energy Week Contest Offers Awards for High School, College Students

As part of its celebration of Careers in Energy Week, PG&E is holding a contest inviting California high school and college students to share their views on the value and impact of choosing a career in the utility sector. Entrants must create a PowerPoint presentation, an essay, a video or a PDF poster that illustrates why students should pursue careers with energy or utility companies. Winners get cash awards.

October 17, 2014

PG&E Progressing in Helping Veterans with Long-Term Unemployment, Senior Officer Tells White House

At the White House on Thursday, PG&E’s John Simon reported that the company has made advancements in helping veterans find careers in the energy industry as part of its commitment to reducing long-term unemployment

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October 15, 2014

Twenty-Five Years Later, Impact of Loma Prieta Quake Still Felt on PG&E, Northern California

PG&E crews joined other first-responders immediately after the Loma Prieta earthquake struck Northern California on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1989. This story looks at PG&E’s response and what happened in the hours, day and months after the quake.

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October 14, 2014

Stronger Infrastructure, Improved Preparedness Among Lessons Learned and Changes Made by PG&E Since 1989 Loma Prieta Quake

Since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, PG&E and its customers have benefitted from major advancements in infrastructure, technology and preparedness to make its systems and the communities it serves more resilient to earthquakes. That’s crucial, because the reality is, it’s just a matter of time before the next big earthquake strikes.

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October 13, 2014

PG&E, Florida Power & Light Sign Unique Cross-Continent Mutual Aid Agreement

To help ensure that extra resources are available to repair damage and restore service safely and more quickly following a widespread emergency such as a major earthquake or hurricane, PG&E and Florida Power & Light recently signed their first mutual aid agreement with another electric utility on the opposite side of the country.

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October 13, 2014

VIDEO: Saving Money by Saving Energy

This video from PG&E’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report looks at the Energy Savings Assistance Program, one of the ways the company works in local communities to help customers save money and save energy.

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October 9, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Line Workers Ready to Compete with World’s Best

For electric line workers, there’s no bigger honor than competing at the International Lineman’s Rodeo. And for the third straight year, PG&E will be well represented at the annual competition. Watch a short video as 19 of the utility’s linemen prepare to face off against some of the world’s finest electrical workers on Oct. 18 in Kansas.

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October 9, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Employees Support Their Communities as Annual Campaign Kicks Off

PG&E has kicked off its annual Campaign for the Community. Last year, employees donated $6.5 million to hundreds of non-profits and schools in Northern California. This year’s goal is $7 million.

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October 8, 2014

PG&E Hosts Four African Women as Part of 2014 TechWomen Exchange Program

PG&E is hosting four women from Africa who are participating in the State Department’s TechWomen exchange program. The program embeds female engineers and others with companies immersed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the so-called STEM fields. In all, 78 women from 13 different nations will work side-by-side this month with American counterparts at 40 leading companies.

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