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August 29, 2015

PG&E Repairs Completed Ahead of Schedule After Third-Party Construction Work Damages Transmission Towers in Burlingame

PG&E crews completed repairs to three transmission towers ahead of schedule after a third party doing construction work severely damaged the towers and related electrical equipment on Friday night, halting traffic on Highway 101 on the Peninsula in both directions.

August 28, 2015

PG&E Educates Diverse Suppliers on Getting Ahead

Ten diverse consulting service suppliers — from fields such as legal services, communications, IT and engineering — kept that in mind when they attended a day-long summit co-hosted by PG&E and internationally-known advisory firm and PG&E consulting service provider KPMG LLP on Monday (Aug. 24).

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August 28, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Teams Prepare for National Gas Rodeo

As the National Gas Rodeo looms, nearly 50 competing teams from around the country are practicing grueling routines to prepare for the competition. And PG&E’s contenders are no exception.

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August 24, 2015

PG&E Donates Safety Vehicle to City of Napa One Year after Earthquake

During an event Monday, PG&E gave city officials the keys to an innovative, plug-in electric hybrid truck to use during emergency response. The truck features enough exportable power to power a small neighborhood and allows first responders to plug in equipment at the site of an emergency.

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August 20, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Opens New $40 Million State-Of-The-Art Electric Control Center in Concord

New infrastructure investment will provide enhanced reliability and resiliency for PG&E customers and is the second of three distribution control centers to open. Together, the centers will manage more than 140,000 miles of electric distribution lines that serve nearly 16 million Californians.

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August 19, 2015

PG&E Names Melissa Lavinson as Chief Sustainability Officer

Melissa Lavinson, currently vice president of Federal Affairs, will take on an expanded role as chief sustainability officer. In her new role, she will focus on continuous improvement of the company’s national leadership on sustainability practices.

August 19, 2015

How LGBT Enterprises, Diverse Suppliers Can Work With PG&E and Other Utilities

PG&E has worked with the Small Business Administration, National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and others to encourage more business opportunities between the utility and LGBT businesses.

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August 18, 2015

PG&E Calls for Proposals from Local Solar Developers for New Community Solar Program in 2016

PG&E’s new Community Solar Choice program will expand solar access to residential and commercial customers. It’s part of the utility’s ongoing commitment to support the growth of solar and will help customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their electricity usage.

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August 13, 2015

Karen Austin on LinkedIn: How to Leverage Your Summer Vacation Epiphany

Whether it’s your first time in a new destination or your ninth visit to a beloved getaway, a summer vacation can inspire all kinds of interesting insights. In her latest LinkedIn Influencer post, PG&E Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President Karen Austin explains how waterskiing is a lot like managing change at work.

August 12, 2015

PG&E Partners with Cal Fire to Combat Bark Beetles during Drought

As dozens of wildfires rage across California, PG&E is joining forces with Cal Fire to ask for the public’s help to reduce the risk of additional wildfires by safely removing or pruning dead or dying trees from their property.

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August 12, 2015

VIDEO: Three Reasons Why a PG&E Summer Internship Is #Cool

PG&E’s goal is to bring as many qualified students to the utility, train them and convert them to full-time employees. This year, the company expanded its summer internship program to 280 interns, its largest class ever. In this video, we ask some of them why their summer job was so valuable.

August 11, 2015

How to Reduce Solar-Grid Interconnection Time by Nearly 80 Percent

Connecting a new rooftop solar customer safely to the electric grid typically takes about four weeks, due in part to lengthy applications and paperwork reviews. But what if that time could be drastically reduced? It’s possible, writes PG&E’s Aaron Johnson.

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August 11, 2015

PG&E, Common Ground Alliance Ring Closing Bell at New York Stock Exchange on National 811 Day

One free call to 811 can save lives, time and money. On National 811 Day (Aug. 11), PG&E and the Common Ground Alliance, shared this important safety message as they rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

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August 10, 2015

Yolo County: Sixth Generation Family Farm More Energy Efficient Than Ever, with PG&E’s Help

Blake Harlan knows first-hand the challenges farmers face during California’s ongoing drought. But the Woodland farmer, whose ranch has been in his family for decades, is getting help.Thanks to PG&E, he has reduced water pumping costs, installed energy efficient lighting and even is planning to install solar.

August 7, 2015

PG&E Announces New IT Officers

PG&E has announced the appointments of Bernard Cowens as vice president and Chief Information Security Officer and Kathleen Kay as vice president, Business Technology.

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