Chris Johns


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June 26, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Contributes $250,000 to LGBT Organization as Part of its Diversity Commitment

As part of its long-standing commitment to equality in the workplace and the communities it serves, PG&E today (June 26) announced a $250,000 contribution to the San Francisco-based National Center for Lesbian Rights.

In 2014, a PG&E Economic Vitality Grant enabled 200 to 250 area residents to get needed job training in San Luis Obispo. (Currents Archive Photos.).
June 1, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Calls for Applications for Economic Vitality Grant Program

Applications for PG&E’s Economic Vitality Grant Program are now available. As this video story shows, the grants help non-profits and local government organizations with business development and career training.

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May 21, 2015

VIDEO: Thousands of PG&E Employees Participate in More Than 100 Projects in Their Communities during Month of Service

When PG&E employees put on their blue T-shirts, amazing things can happen. As this video story shows, thousands of employees participated in more than 100 projects to benefit their hometowns as part of PG&E’s third annual Month of Service during April.

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May 20, 2015

PG&E Completes 10th NTSB Safety Recommendation Since 2010 San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

PG&E today (May 20) announced that it has completed the 10th of 12 safety recommendations issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) following the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion. The NTSB granted “closed-acceptable action” status given the improvements the company has made on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and commended the company’s actions for exceeding the scope of the recommendation.

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May 4, 2015

VIDEO: At Annual Meeting, PG&E Pledges Continued Investment in Safe, Reliable, Affordable and Clean Energy

PG&E is continuing its progress on improving the safety and reliability of its service, as well as on efforts to keep its bills affordable and to create a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for California, the company said today at its annual shareholders meeting.

April 23, 2015

PG&E Ranked as No. 2 Utility among Top 100 Best Corporate Citizens

PG&E placed No. 2 among all utilities and No. 58 overall on the list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens according to Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine.

April 22, 2015

PG&E Participates in New U.S. Climate Resilience Partnership Between DOE and Utilities

PG&E is supporting a new, public-private collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy and 16 other leading electric utilities from across the country. Announced Tuesday by Vice President Joe Biden, the Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience will focus on improving the resilience of the nation’s energy infrastructure against extreme weather and climate change impacts.

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March 31, 2015

More Than 100 Employee Volunteer Projects, Including 11 State Park Cleanups, on Tap as PG&E’s Month of Service Begins

Anchored by 11 Earth Day cleanup and restoration events in partnership with the California State Parks Foundation, the PG&E’s third-annual Month of Service program will feature more than 100 employee volunteer projects in April throughout Northern and Central California.

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March 19, 2015

Three Big Takeaways from PG&E’s Vision for the Electric Grid

In this PG&E Perspectives, Chief Communications Officer Tim Fitzpatrick writes about a keynote speech given today by PG&E President Chris Johns about the Grid of Things.”PG&E is very excited about what the future holds for the people we serve,” Fitzpatrick says.

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March 4, 2015

PG&E Spent $2.1 Billion with Diverse Suppliers in 2014, Third Consecutive Year Topping $2 Billion

PG&E spent $2.1 billion with diverse suppliers in 2014, accounting for 41 percent of its total procurement. For the third straight year, diverse suppliers accounted for $2 billion-plus of the utility’s spend and more than 40 percent of the utility’s total spend for the second year in a row.

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February 11, 2015

PG&E Safely Restores Power to Nearly All Customers after Back-to-Back Weekend Storms

More than 2,000 PG&E personnel fanned out across Northern and Central California over the past five days to restore power to hundreds of thousands of customers impacted by the first storms of 2015. Heavy rain and high winds pummeled a large swath of the utility’s service area. From early morning on Friday through Tuesday, the utility restored service to nearly all of the more than 460,000 customers who lost power.

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February 3, 2015

PG&E Delivers Record Electric Reliability to Customers for Sixth Year in a Row

PG&E delivered record electric reliability to its customers for the sixth straight year. Since 2009, the utility has consistently reduced the average duration of power outages. Additionally, customers experienced the fewest number of outages in company history in 2014.

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January 29, 2015

PG&E Plans to Offer Customers a Community Solar Choice in 2015

PG&E has received permission from state regulators to offer electric customers a new clean energy program that will provide up to 100 percent solar power for a modest cost premium each month.

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January 20, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Reaches Major Milestone Replacing Cast Iron Pipe Across Northern and Central California

PG&E has completed its system-wide replacement of all known cast iron pipeline ahead of its self-imposed 2014 year-end goal.

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January 7, 2015

New Book on Grid Innovation Includes PG&E Insights, Projects

In a foreword to a new book detailing case studies highlighting grid modernization, PG&E President Chris Johns writes that the grid of the future “serves as the platform to interconnect and enable all of the emerging energy technologies our customers want to pursue — in other words, a ‘grid of things.’ ”

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