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May 21, 2015

VIDEO: Thousands of PG&E Employees Participate in More Than 100 Projects in Their Communities during Month of Service

When PG&E employees put on their blue T-shirts, amazing things can happen. As this video story shows, thousands of employees participated in more than 100 projects to benefit their hometowns as part of PG&E’s third annual Month of Service during April.

May 21, 2015

CAL FIRE, PG&E Urge Boaters and Campers to Play Safe on Memorial Day Weekend

CAL FIRE and PG&E want Californians to have a memorable and safe Memorial Day weekend. The state and the utility are partnering to encourage boaters and campers to use caution over the holiday – and all summer long – when towing recreational equipment and burning campfires.

May 20, 2015

PG&E Gas Safety Leader Honored with National Award for Detection, Prevention and Repair of Leaks

PG&E is pleased to announce that Steve Redding Sr., director of the company’s leak management program, was named as the recipient of the 2015 Milton W. Heath Sr. Memorial Award at the American Gas Association’s annual Operations Conference and Biennial Exhibition in Grapevine, Texas, today.

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May 18, 2015

PG&E, State Parks Encourage Water Enthusiasts to Adapt to the Effects of the Drought

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and PG&E are warning water enthusiasts not to become complacent because of the drought, and to take serious precautions when in or near water this spring and summer.

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May 15, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E’s Largest Earthquake Drill Tests Utility’s Readiness for the Big One

A 7.2 earthquake and aftershocks shake Northern California. No, this isn’t the plot to a summer blockbuster, but a scenario played out this week as PG&E conducted its largest ever earthquake drill.

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May 14, 2015

In His Words: PowerPathway Student Makes History as First Active Military Member to Participate

Farron Drylie became the first active-duty military member to join PG&E’s PowerPathway program, a nationally recognized program that trains and qualifies candidates for utility industry jobs. Drylie discusses his family, military service and why he entered the program and how he hopes to work for PG&E one day.

May 14, 2015

PG&E Vice President Urges Congress to Take Action on Hydropower Relicensing

PG&E’s Randy Livingston testified before a Congressional committee this week about reforms needed to make the hydropower relicensing process more efficient.

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May 13, 2015

PG&E Employees Say Biking to Work Improves Their Health and the Environment

On Thursday, more than 50 PG&E San Francisco employees are expected to pedal their way to work as part of Bike to Work day. The event has been celebrated for 21 years, but for employees like Patricia Gideon, biking to work isn’t just an annual event, it is part of her daily life.

During company exercises, PG&E deploys its Mobile Command Vehicle to provide on-site communication capabilities. (Currents Archive Photo.)
May 12, 2015

PG&E Readies Large-Scale Company Exercise to Test Emergency Response Plans for a Catastrophic Earthquake along the San Andreas Fault

On Wednesday and Thursday, PG&E will conduct a two-day, large-scale exercise to test its preparedness and response plans for a simulated magnitude 7.2 earthquake along the San Andreas Fault. The drill involves more than 750 employees working in coordination with 24 emergency centers throughout PG&E’s service area. These annual exercises test new technology and processes that the utility has implemented to improve its response to catastrophic events.

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May 11, 2015

VIDEO: 55 Years after Invention of the Laser, PG&E Finds Innovative Uses to Make Safety Progress

The week of May 11 marks the 55th anniversary of the invention of the laser, and PG&E showcases this technology with Laser Week, a series of online videos and events marking the occasion.

May 8, 2015

PG&E Reminds Customers Celebrating Mother’s Day to Keep Metallic Balloons Away from Power Lines

This Mother’s Day, PG&E urges everyone to keep the sparkle and flash to family photography, and to avoid unweighted metallic balloons, which can potentially cause electric service disruptions, significant property damage or serious injuries, if they come in contact with overhead power lines.

May 7, 2015

PG&E Warns Customers of Several Ongoing Scams

PG&E is alerting customers to be aware of several ongoing scams.

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May 5, 2015

PG&E Encourages Customers to Stay Safe during National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and PG&E is joining with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety. This year, PG&E and ESFI will focus on promoting safety in America’s communities, homes and businesses.

May 4, 2015

PG&E Funds Local Fire Safe Councils, Joins CAL FIRE in Call for Preparation during Wildfire Awareness Week

In response to one of the most severe droughts on record, PG&E announced today it is providing nearly $2 million in funding to local Fire Safe Councils across its service area for fuel reduction projects and public education to help prevent dangerous wildfires. PG&E is also joining CAL FIRE during California Wildfire Awareness Week in urging residents to prevent and prepare for wildfires. ‘Wildfire Awareness Week’ is observed every year during the first week of May.

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May 4, 2015

VIDEO: At Annual Meeting, PG&E Pledges Continued Investment in Safe, Reliable, Affordable and Clean Energy

PG&E is continuing its progress on improving the safety and reliability of its service, as well as on efforts to keep its bills affordable and to create a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for California, the company said today at its annual shareholders meeting.

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