Having trouble reading this email? Click here to view a web version. Not subscribed? Join here.

CURRENTS WEEK IN REVIEW: OCT. 26-30, 2015

PG&E PREPARES FOR POTENTIAL HEAVY EL NIÑO RAIN STORMS WITH THE HELP OF NEW TECHNOLOGY

It's been nearly two decades since El Niño storms hit PG&E's Northern and Central California service area — and a lot has changed since then. The utility has new technology that wasn't around the last time El Niño drenched the state in the winter of 1997-98. PG&E's in-house meteorologists are closely monitoring the changing weather. With storm outage prediction models, smart grid technology and on-the-ground support, PG&E is better able to respond to customer outages more safely and quickly than ever before.

Currents covered this story and more this week.

Tracy Correa Lopez, Editor

 

LOCAL

Fresno: PG&E PowerPathway Program Welcomes New Class of Veterans

After 22 years in the Air Force, Patrick Latour was looking for the next challenge in his life and the next opportunity for his family. A visit to PG&E's website delivered both. Latour and 16 other veterans just completed the first phase of a unique PowerPathway class and joined PG&E as trainees in the Fresno Contact Center.

NEWS

PG&E Representatives Travel to South America to Teach Electric Line Safety

For 35 years, Bob Gerstle has worked to provide safe and reliable electricity to PG&E customers. Now, he's lending his expertise to a tiny South American country. The longtime PG&E and IBEW Local 1245 member is among a 15-member contingent of West Coast union employees in Suriname teaching line workers about safety.

LOCAL

Hinkley Residents Get Medical Screenings, Flu Shots at Community Health Fair

For the fourth year, PG&E sponsored the Hinkley Family Health and Resource Fair in this small Mojave Desert community. Working closely with the San Bernardino County Public Health Department, the event provided an opportunity for community residents to receive health information and screenings as well as free flu shots.

Tell Us What You Think

To send us your thoughts on Currents or your ideas for stories that you'd like to see us cover, please visit our website.

"PG&E" refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.
© 2015 Pacific Gas and Electric Company. All rights reserved.
PG&E Currents Brief • 77 Beale St.• San Francisco, CA 94105
PG&E PGECurrents.com Currents Brief