September 7, 2017
The chemistry laboratory in PG&E’s Applied Technology Services (ATS) organization has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 accreditation.
September 5, 2017
PG&E has a new kind of apprenticeship program to train gas corrosion mechanics. The program, said to be the first of its kind by a U.S. energy company, was created to enhance the the important job of ensuring that gas mains are structurally sound and furthering PG&E’s efforts to improve safety while embracing innovation and continuous improvement.
July 13, 2017
Like a phoenix, once majestic Ponderosa pine trees, destroyed by drought and bark beetles, will soon find new life in The Temple at Burning Man. PG&E is donating the dead trees, that it has felled to protect power lines and public safety, for the annual event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.
June 19, 2017
With record-setting temperatures gripping much of the state, PG&E crews have been working hard to keep the power on. The extreme heat is expected to stick around most of the week and customers are being asked to conserve and keep safety in mind.
June 9, 2017
Dating back to World War I, PG&E has been a supporter of veterans. That legacy continued this month as some 30 PG&E employee volunteers loaded care packages for U.S. military personnel overseas.
March 30, 2017
California’s trees have had an especially tough run in the last year. PG&E’s vegetation management program has stepped up to help: It has partnered with California ReLeaf, a nonprofit that promotes planting and care of trees, to give $25,000 in Arbor Day-related grants to nearly a dozen community organizations across the service area.
March 14, 2017
In 2016, the average duration of power outages for a PG&E customer was 109 minutes. That was up slightly from 96 minutes in 2015, but still represented the second-lowest total in history and reflects a 35 percent improvement over the past decade.
January 17, 2017
When doctors told Nathan and Crystal Leiser their third child would likely be born with Down syndrome, they reacted with shock. But any concern turned to comfort as they were introduced to Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area, a longtime nonprofit that’s the winner of this year’s “Bay Area’s Favorite Charities Contest,” sponsored by PG&E.
December 8, 2016
There’s no doubt a job in Silicon Valley is cool, but PG&E is increasingly attracting tech talent to help solve global climate change. Meet some of the employees applying tech skills at PG&E’s Applied Technology Services facility in San Ramon.
December 7, 2016
Hercules is the first city to adopt PG&E’s Solar Choice program for key facilities including traffic controllers, lights and signals as well as the city’s sewer system. PG&E’s Solar Choice allows customers to go solar without installing panels.
November 8, 2016
It’s Ned Biehl’s job to ensure that anyone who boards a PG&E aircraft is safe. Nothing is more important to him. In fact, his remarkable career has revolved around safety — and at the highest level. From 2004 to 2008, he was the Marine One helicopter pilot for President George W. Bush. Today he oversees PG&E’s aircraft fleet.
October 31, 2016
Behind every measurement is a tool. And at PG&E, there are a lot of tools — an estimated 30,000 in all. Whether they’re on trucks or on tool belts, they help the company provide safe and reliable energy. As this video shows, a calibration team in San Ramon ensures the tools accurately measure what they’re supposed to measure.
October 28, 2016
Last February, the executive director of a Concord nonprofit that provides 1 million meals a year to the needy was in disbelief as she realized the center’s pickup was nowhere to be found. PG&E had donated the truck, and the company stepped in to help once again.
October 25, 2016
Marc Hockenberger celebrated a career milestone at PG&E with two families. Hockenberger brought his wife, Tiffany, to his graduation from apprentice to journeyman lineman. And he watched as his family of classmates took to the stage one by one to receive recognition for finishing PG&E’s rigorous, five-year apprenticeship.