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CURRENTS WEEK IN REVIEW: MARCH 30 - April 3, 2015

HUNDREDS OF PG&E EMPLOYEES TO PARTICIPATE IN DOZENS OF VOLUNTEER PROJECTS DURING MONTH OF SERVICE

PG&E employees live and work in their hometowns. Throughout the year, and especially in April during the company's annual Month of Service, those employees volunteer to help make their hometowns better places to live. This year, projects range from cleanup days at California State Parks to helping the hungry at food banks.

Currents covered this story and more this week.

Matt Nauman, Editor

 

PIPELINE SAFETY

Study: Upgrades to Natural Gas Systems Helping to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

PG&E’s natural gas system contributed to the findings of a comprehensive, peer-reviewed study published online in Environmental Science & Technology that confirms methane emissions from local natural gas systems have significantly decreased in the past 20 years.

VIDEO

Water Was the Topic, and Drought Was the Focus, at Water Conservation Showcase

“Water, water everywhere” is how the old saying starts. These days, though, there’s not nearly enough water everywhere. That’s why California’s drought was the focus of the 2015 Water Conservation Showcase held at PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco.

NEWS

At Wall Street Journal Conference,
CEO Tony Earley Talks Future Grid

CEO Tony Earley said that utilities are focused on building a 21st-century infrastructure that not only maximizes the benefits of emerging energy technologies for customers, but also allows meaningful progress on environmental goals, fuels economic growth and ensures the continued safety, reliability and affordability of electricity and natural gas.

LOCAL

All Hands on Deck as PG&E Responds to Truck Crash, Power Outage in Stockton

When a dump truck collided with a power pole, pulling down lines, thousands of PG&E customers in Stockton lost power. The company employed an all-hands-on-deck approach using workers from Electric Operations, Gas Operations and Customer Care to respond to the incident.

 

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