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August 17, 2017

Simulated Earthquake Tests PG&E’s Emergency Readiness; Customers Also Urged to Be Prepared

First responders don’t always wear uniforms. Sometimes they don colorful vests and show up in the least conspicuous places, like at a work station in an office building. That’s exactly what hundreds of employees did last week for PG&E’s annual companywide earthquake exercise.

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August 16, 2017

VIDEO: PG&E Investing in Electric Equipment Without Potent Greenhouse Gas

Energy companies throughout the world use sulfur hexafluoride because it’s an excellent insulator for electrical equipment. But as this video shows, it’s also a potent greenhouse gas, which is why PG&E is working with other energy companies to find alternative equipment that doesn’t have a climate impact.

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August 16, 2017

PG&E Planning for Potential Effects of Solar Eclipse

​What’s big and round and blocks the sun? Yes, your patio umbrella counts. But we’re actually talking about the moon, which will hide the sun in August in a once-in-a-generation solar eclipse that could make things interesting for, well, power generation.

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August 11, 2017

PG&E Opens New Center for Gas Safety and Innovation

PG&E opened its new Center for Gas Safety and Innovation, another significant milestone in the energy company’s efforts to provide customers with safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy. The teams that work there will use some of the industry’s most advanced tools, testing capabilities and lab resources to ensure the safe operation of its gas system.

August 10, 2017

VIDEO: Sustainability at PG&E, Part of Long-term Mission

From collaborating with local business partners on clean energy solutions to forming a new sustainability council for guidance, PG&E is committed to a sustainable future that benefits people and the planet.

Whether a small homeowners project or large construction, the public is reminded to call 811 or submit a request to 811express.com before any digging project. (Currents Archive Photo.)
August 10, 2017

PG&E Urges Public, Contractors to Help Prevent Damage to Underground Utilities

As part of National Safe Digging Day on Friday (Aug. 11), Californians are reminded to call 811 or submit a request to 811express.com at least two days before any digging project to help ensure the project is safe to start.

August 10, 2017

PG&E Helps Schools Boost Energy Efficiency as Students Head Back to Class

Some 385 elementary and secondary school districts in Northern and Central California received more than $39 million in rebates since 2016 with help from PG&E.

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August 9, 2017

PG&E’s 2017 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report Shares Progress on Safety, Clean Energy, Other Goals

PG&E has released its 2017 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s progress on strengthening public and workforce safety, addressing climate change, better serving customers and investing in local communities, among many other areas.

August 8, 2017

PG&E Named Top Energy Company Website in North America

PG&E’s website was ranked highest among North American energy companies by E Source.

August 7, 2017

Infographic: PG&E Survey Reveals Gap in Safe Digging Awareness

A recent PG&E survey shows that of 1,440 respondents, 72 percent had heard of the 811 service to mark underground utility lines, but only 13 percent called before…

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August 3, 2017

PG&E Summer Jobs Program Interns Celebrate Graduation

In Bakersfield, Fresno and Sacramento, 210 teens spent their summer working as part of PG&E’s Better Together Summer Jobs Program. The interns completed the six-week program and celebrated with graduation ceremonies where they were each given a surprise gift.

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August 1, 2017

VIDEO: Seasoned Vets, Fresh Faces from PG&E, IBEW Showcase Skills at West Coast Lineman’s Rodeo

Skill, speed and attention to detail with a focus on safety were the emphasis at the 2017 West Coast Lineman’s Rodeo as some of the most talented apprentices and journeyman line workers compete this fall for an international title.

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July 31, 2017

PG&E Opens $10.3 Million in Funding for Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing Program

The $10.3 million in funding announced by PG&E will go toward the Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program, which offers rebates for affordable solar energy to families in disadvantaged communities across Northern and Central California.

July 28, 2017

PG&E Survey: Only One in Seven Customers Calls Free 811 Service Ahead of Digging Projects

When it comes to getting customers to use 811, the free service to mark underground utility lines, one thing is clear: More education is needed. A PG&E survey shows the resource is misunderstood and underused in Northern and Central California, with only one in seven customers calling 811 before digging.​

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