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September 17, 2014

Karen Austin on LinkedIn: Cracking the Code, or How to Recruit for Success

In her most recent LinkedIn Influencer blog, PG&E’s Karen Austin talks about how she recruits top talent in a very competitive marketplace.

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September 17, 2014

VIDEO: Fitness Day Prepares Line Workers for Job’s Physical Demands

From climbing power poles to hanging cross arms, line workers have one of the most physically demanding professions. To prepare them, pre-apprentice line workers attend a daylong health and wellness class. As this video shows, the goal is that they enjoy a long and healthy career.

September 15, 2014

PG&E Takes Action to Address Ex Parte Communication Issues Identified in Self-Report to CPUC Today; Pledges ‘No Excuses’ Compliance

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today (Sept. 15) notified the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that an extensive internal review of nearly five years of emails between the company and officials at the Commission has identified a number of instances in which PG&E believes it violated the CPUC’s rules governing communications with the state regulator in the pending Gas Transmission & Storage rate case.

September 11, 2014

PG&E Corporation Selected for Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

PG&E Corporation today (Sept. 11) announced it has again been selected for the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which lists North American companies that lead their industries in corporate economic, environmental and social performance. The company was one of only nine U.S. energy utilities to make the North America Index.

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September 11, 2014

PG&E’s Elisabeth Brinton: ‘Our Vision Is to Make the Best Grid Ever’

PG&E envisions building a “grid of things” that allows all of the pieces in the digital world to work together — therefore adding tremendous value to those things. That was one of the key messages PG&E’s Elisabeth Brinton delivered Wednesday at Greentech Media’s Soft Grid conference in Menlo Park.

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September 11, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Teams Head to Colorado for National Gas Rodeo

Two teams of PG&E gas employees will be cutting pipes, setting meters and digging holes as they take part in the annual National Gas Rodeo this week in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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September 10, 2014

PG&E’s Chris Johns: A 21st Century Grid Is Essential in Meeting Customers’ Evolving Expectations

The challenge — and opportunity — for utility companies including PG&E is to not only predict what the energy landscape will look like 10 years from now, but also prepare to make it possible, said PG&E President Chris Johns at a meeting of industry leaders this week.

September 8, 2014

PG&E Receives Recognition for Innovation in Asset Management

In an awards ceremony today, PG&E was recognized by technology leader SAP with the “2014 Top Innovation Award for Asset Management.” The award recognizes the utility that best exemplifies the use of technology and business transformation to improve asset lifecycle management.

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September 5, 2014

Drought: PG&E Helping Agricultural Customers Find Solutions

California’s prolonged and near-record–setting drought is taking a severe toll on one of the state’s biggest economic drivers — agriculture. Farmers from Chico to Bakersfield are fallowing fields, and ranchers are selling off herds or leaving the business altogether. PG&E is working with its agricultural customers to find solutions to lessen the impacts of the drought.

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September 4, 2014

Earthquake-Damage Models Helped PG&E Restore Service in About 24 Hours After Napa Temblor

High-tech earthquake-damage modeling helped PG&E respond more quickly and effectively to the recent magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa County. In cases like the Napa County earthquake, which hit on Aug. 24, the models help deploy PG&E’s field teams to conduct inspections and make emergency repairs.

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September 4, 2014

PG&E’s Tony Earley Receives EEI’s Distinguished Leadership Award for Decades of Service to the Electric Power Industry

Tony Earley, chairman, CEO and president of PG&E Corporation, today (Sept. 4) was awarded the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) Distinguished Leadership Award by his industry peers for his decades of significant contributions and commitment to the electric power industry.

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September 3, 2014

‘Energy House Calls’ Brings Savings to New Customers

Madlyn and Drew Esquer and their four active kids described the temperatures in their Fresno house as “absolutely insane” and referred to their air-conditioning unit as “our old dinosaur.” Recently, they had a cool surprise when PG&E sent the “Energy House Calls” team to their home for a reality show-style energy makeover. With “Energy House Calls,” PG&E customers can see real-world examples of how they can track energy use and make affordable improvements to make their homes comfortable and save money.

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September 3, 2014

Recent Quake Shows Importance of Being Prepared; September is National Preparedness Month

Last week’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa County was a forceful reminder that we all live in a seismically active region. PG&E is sharing preparedness information with customers, especially for natural disasters that are more common to Northern and Central California, such as earthquakes, wildfires and winter storms. September is National Preparedness Month.

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September 2, 2014

PG&E Seeks Reasonable, Proportionate CPUC Penalty That Takes into Account Investments and Advances in Safety since San Bruno Explosion

PG&E today (Sept. 2) said that a penalty being considered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in connection with the 2010 explosion of a natural gas transmission pipeline in San Bruno should be reasonable and take into account precedent and the investments the company has made to promote safety.

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August 29, 2014

PG&E Donates $25,000 to Napa County Chapter of American Red Cross after Quake

The American Red Cross and PG&E today announced an increased partnership of $25,000 following the 6.0 magnitude earthquake near Napa on Aug. 24.

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