Chris Johns

October 2, 2014

PG&E Economic Development Rate Helps Businesses Stay and Grow Jobs in California

PG&E is providing significant assistance with electric rates to 10 California employers so they can keep, expand or launch new operations in California rather than leave the state. In just over four months, the utility’s new Economic Development Rate, which was approved by state regulators this spring at PG&E’s request, has already saved or potentially added a total of 861 jobs in the state.

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October 1, 2014

PG&E’s Smart Grid Delivers Customer Benefits, Improved Reliability

PG&E has released its third annual Smart Grid report, detailing progress the company is making in creating a 21st century electric system. The report outlines the company’s use and testing of advanced technology to improve the safety, reliability and resiliency of the power grid while giving customers new options for managing their energy and saving money.

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.

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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.

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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.

August 14, 2014

California Public Utilities Commission Issues Final Decision in PG&E General Rate Case

The California Public Utilities Commission today (Aug. 14) issued its final decision in PG&E’s 2014 General Rate Case. The Commission granted about 50 percent of the revenue increase that PG&E requested for 2014 through 2016 to operate, maintain and modernize its gas distribution, electric distribution and electric generation systems and provide customer service.

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August 6, 2014

PG&E’s Gas Transmission Modernization Plans Promise Boost to State’s Economy

PG&E’s gas transmission infrastructure plans over the next three years would support thousands of jobs, tens of millions of dollars in state and local tax revenue, and hundreds of millions of dollars in business sales if approved by state regulators, according to a new study.

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July 24, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Honors Some of California’s Brightest Minds with College Scholarships

Since 2012, PG&E has offered Bright Minds scholarships to students who demonstrate community leadership, personal triumph, financial need and academic achievement. This year, 10 deserving students won $20,000 scholarships that are renewable for up to five years. Here’s a look at those students.

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July 24, 2014

PG&E Recognized by Ceres, Clean Edge for Clean Electricity, Energy Efficiency Success

PG&E is ranked as a top utility for delivering clean electricity to its customers and implementing effective energy efficiency programs, according to a report released today (July 24) by Ceres, a leading environmental sustainability advocacy organization. Clean-tech sector research and advisory firm Clean Edge co-produced the report.

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July 9, 2014

PG&E-funded Central Coast New Tech High School Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders

Students at this innovative school in San Luis Obispo County are excited about the hands-on learning their school provides, as this video story shows. And school officials say none of it would have been possible without PG&E’s support.

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June 19, 2014

PG&E Awards $20,000 Bright Minds Scholarships to Two Students

Joseph Ferrucci of University of California, Davis, and Edna Simbi of American River College were presented with $20,000 PG&E Bright Minds Scholarships today. PG&E President Chris Johns surprised the students with the good news.

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June 18, 2014

PG&E Urges CPUC to Provide Resources Necessary for 21st Century Infrastructure While Keeping Bills Below National Average

PG&E is urging the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to provide the resources necessary to maintain safe and reliable gas and electric service while still keeping customer bills below the national average. Today (June 18), a proposed decision was issued in PG&E’s General Rate Case pending before the CPUC.

June 17, 2014

PG&E Gets High Mark for Supplier Diversity in Greenlining Institute Report Card

PG&E has received a grade of “A-” for its 2013 supplier diversity efforts from The Greenlining Institute. The grade, recently released in the organization’s 2014 Supplier Diversity Report Card, is the highest the utility has received from the Berkeley-based policy, research, organizing and leadership group that works for racial and economic justice.

June 12, 2014

California Public Utilities Commission Takes First Step Toward Residential Rate Reform

Rate relief is coming to PG&E’s higher-bill residential electric customers starting Aug. 1, thanks to a PG&E proposal approved by the California Public Utilities Commission.

May 27, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Receives Milestone Recognition for Transforming Safety Culture of its Gas Operations

PG&E was recognized today for earning two difficult-to-achieve international certifications, the result of the company’s commitment to transforming its gas operations and building a strong safety culture. PG&E “has made the most progress in the last two years of any business I’ve worked in,” said a representative from Lloyd’s Register, which issued the certifications.

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