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June 23, 2017

PG&E Approaches Record-Setting Electricity Demand, Thanks Customers for Conserving Energy

PG&E thanked customers for their conservation efforts as it came close to breaking an all-time record for electricity use on Thursday.

June 22, 2017

PG&E Announces Seventh Annual Zero Net Energy Design Competition

PG&E and the American Institute of Architects, California Council today (June 22) announced the seventh annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy building designs. The competition is open for entries from students and professionals worldwide now through Jan. 30, 2018.

June 21, 2017

PG&E Urges Customers to Conserve Energy, Stay Safe during Heat Wave

PG&E urged its customers to conserve energy as it forecasts consumers in its service area may break an all-time record for electricity use on Thursday (June 22).

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June 21, 2017

When It Comes to Innovation, EPRI Honors PG&E Rock Stars

Tasked with helping to keep PG&E at the cutting edge of an evolving energy industry, four employees rose to the challenge and earned nationwide honors for their efforts.

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June 19, 2017

PG&E Restores Power as Heat Wave Grips Much of California

With record-setting temperatures gripping much of the state, PG&E crews have been working hard to keep the power on. The extreme heat is expected to stick around most of the week and customers are being asked to conserve and keep safety in mind.

June 19, 2017

Karen Tomcala: A PG&E LGBT Employee Group Pioneer

Back in 2003, all but one of PG&E’s employee resource groups had two executive sponsors who provided the ERG leaders with advice and guidance. PrideNetwork, one of the nation’s oldest LGBT employee organizations, was the one without an executive sponsor and never had one since forming in 1986. That is until Karen Tomcala, vice president of regulatory relations, volunteered to be the organization’s executive sponsor in 2003 — 17 years after the group’s debut.

June 19, 2017

PG&E Begins Daily Aerial Patrols to Spot and Speed Wildfire Response

PG&E has begun daily aerial fire detection patrols across hundreds of miles of its service area. The patrols are to assist the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire and local fire agencies with early fire detection and response this summer.

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June 16, 2017

PG&E Urges Safety When Flying New Father’s Day Drones

As drone gifts gain in popularity, PG&E has launched a new Father’s Day drone safety effort to urge customers to keep safety in mind when they fly drones near or around power lines or transmission towers.

June 15, 2017

PG&E Senior Vice President, Chief Nuclear Officer Ed Halpin to Retire

Ed Halpin, PG&E senior vice president and chief nuclear officer, will retire effective Dec. 31. The date provides the company with the appropriate time to ensure an effective transition period.

June 14, 2017

How to Keep your Air Conditioner Healthy as Summer Heats Up

This week, temperatures are expected to heat up to 100 degrees or more in many parts of California including Sacramento, Bakersfield and Fresno. Get prepared by taking advantage of PG&E’s program to ensure your air conditioner is running smoothly, reducing energy costs.

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June 13, 2017

Edison Electric Institute Recognizes PG&E for its Storm Restoration Efforts

In recognition of PG&E’s outstanding restoration efforts in response to the series of winter storms in January and February, the Edison Electric Institute has awarded the energy company with the 2017 Emergency Recovery Award.

June 9, 2017

Infographic: Tips and Ideas for Fun Summer Activities

PG&E’s guide offers ideas for exciting, low-cost activities in California plus tips to keep you safe all summer long.

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June 8, 2017

PG&E, BMW Pilot Successfully Demonstrates Electric Vehicles as an Effective Grid Resource

Newly released result of a PG&E pilot program with BMW successfully demonstrate PG&E’s theory that electric vehicles can be used as a flexible grid resource.

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June 7, 2017

Construction of Zero Net Energy Home Saves Money, Provides Long-term Benefits for Homeowners

California has set ambitious energy goals for all new homes to be built to a zero net energy (ZNE) standard by 2020. These homes are designed from the start to be super energy efficient and offset the energy they do consume through onsite renewable energy generation such as rooftop solar.

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June 6, 2017

Former PG&E Lineman Joins Elite Group

PG&E retiree Steve Little, 70, was recently inducted into the International Lineman’s Hall of Fame in North Carolina. He was recognized for his role in the nationwide research and development of barehand work.

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