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FROM HANGING LIGHTS TO HELPING FAMILIES IN NEED, PG&E GIVES BACK DURING HOLIDAYS

CURRENTS MONTH IN REVIEW: January 2017

PG&E RESPONDS TO SERIES OF STRONG WINTER STORMS WITH HELP FROM MUTUAL AID

The new year was ushered in with a series of severe storms across PG&E’s service area. An atmospheric river — a flow of tropical moisture high in the air — resulted in some of the most extreme weather in years. But PG&E was ready. More than 5,000 people were dedicated to the response effort, including dozens of mutual-aid crews from as far away as the state of Washington. Ninety-five percent of customers affected by power outages were restored within hours and many employees went above and beyond the call of duty to help.

Currents covered this story and more this month.

Tracy Correa Lopez, Writer

PG&E’s Geisha Williams, Incoming CEO, Stresses Company’s Commitment to Clean Energy

NEWS

Proposal by PG&E Aimed at Expanding Support for Electric Vehicles in California

PG&E submitted a $250 million proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission for projects aimed at accelerating widespread electric vehicle adoption and combatting climate change. The seven proposed projects will help expand the state’s EV infrastructure and help California meet its climate goals.

Nonprofit That Helps Down Syndrome Families Wins PG&E-Sponsored Contest

LOCAL

Nonprofit That Helps Down Syndrome Families Wins PG&E-Sponsored Contest

Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area, an organization that works to encourage the unlimited potential in children and adults with Down syndrome, was the winner of 7x7’s annual “Bay Area’s Favorite Charities Contest.” PG&E sponsored the contest awarding $10,000 to the winner and $2,000 to six finalists.

PG&E’s Geisha Williams, Incoming CEO, Stresses Commitment to Renewable Future

PERSPECTIVES

PG&E’s Geisha Williams Stresses Commitment to Renewable Future

In this seventh in a series of opinion columns on California’s clean energy future, Geisha Williams, president of PG&E, Electric, explains how renewable energy is now a way of life here and that PG&E is committed to ensuring that all customers have access to its benefits. Williams takes over as PG&E’s CEO in March.

Air Inspections Help PG&E Check for Trees Near Power Lines, Drought Damage

LOCAL

Air Inspections Help PG&E Check for Trees Near Power Lines, Drought Damage

PG&E recently used helicopters in Sonoma and Mendocino counties to check for trees near power lines that may have been weakened by the past five years of drought. Although the state has had recent rain, years of drought has weakened trees and branches that can fall into power lines causing outages and fires.

PG&E, Staples Work Together to Bring Energy Efficiency Success to Stores

NEWS

PG&E, Staples Work Together to Bring Energy Efficiency Success to Stores

When the Alliance to Save Energy honored business solutions provider Staples for being an industry leader in energy efficiency, the retailer thanked PG&E for its partnership and working with its 46 Northern and Central California stores. It’s just another example of PG&E providing customers with a personal touch.

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