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CURRENTS WEEK IN REVIEW: May 11-15, 2015

LASER WEEK: 55-YEAR-OLD TECHNOLOGY MAKING PG&E'S ELECTRIC AND GAS SYSTEMs SAFER TODAY

Lasers have become integral as PG&E makes its gas and electric systems safer and more reliable. This week, in time for the 55th anniversary of the laser, Currents looked at three laser scanners that have funny names – Larry, Curly and Moe – but provide serious benefits. Click the link to watch videos on all three of the lasers.

Currents covered this story and more this week.

Matt Nauman, Editor

 

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PG&E Holds Large-Scale Company Exercise to Test Emergency Response

PG&E conducted a two-day, large-scale exercise to test its preparedness and response plans for a simulated magnitude 7.2 earthquake along the San Andreas Fault. The drill involved more than 750 employees working in coordination with 24 emergency centers.

PG&E PERSPECTIVES

Innovation, Integration and Collaboration Will Drive Sustainable Energy Future

At the 1776 Conference in Washington, D.C., this week, PG&E Chairman and CEO Tony Earley spoke on how to successfully build the right kind of energy future. It will take innovation, integration and collaboration, reports Tim Fitzpatrick, PG&E’s chief communications officer, in his latest PG&E Perspectives.

NEWS

Employees Say Biking to Work Improves Their Health and the Environment

More than 50 PG&E San Francisco employees were expected to pedal their way to work as part of Bike to Work Day. The event has been celebrated for 21 years, but for employees like Patricia Gideon, biking to work isn’t just an annual event, it is part of her daily life.

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