Hurricane Sandy


July 11, 2013

The Power Industry Faces the Heat

A new report paints a bleak picture of how climate change will impact the power industry in the United States. Hotter temperatures, larger storms and flooding will have direct impact on utilities. As Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, PG&E’s focus on energy efficiency and carbon-free generation help mitigate some impacts.

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March 25, 2013

PG&E, Recognized at Red Cross Real Heroes Event, Awarded Highest Corporate Honor

PG&E and 15 other recipients were honored by the American Red Cross Central Valley chapter as Real Heroes on March 22. PG&E was given the Spirit of the American Red Cross award for coming to the aid of Northeasterners affected by Superstorm Sandy last fall and for its ongoing support of the American Red Cross.

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January 16, 2013

Hurricane Sandy ‘Heroes’ Honored by PG&E, American Red Cross

PG&E employees who helped restore power to New York residents are among 18 honored at East Coast Heroes reception

January 10, 2013

Hot Enough for You?

How to explain droughts, wildfires, superstorms and record heat in 2012? As Jonathan Marshall writes in NEXT100, serious climate scientists almost unanimously point to global warming.

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January 10, 2013

Electric Industry Honors PG&E for its Hurricane Sandy Restoration Efforts

At its annual Winter CEO Meeting today, the Edison Electric Institute presented PG&E with its 2012 Emergency Assistance Award for its efforts to help other electric utilities restore power lost in the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

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December 26, 2012

Year in Review: Electric Projects Improve Safety, Reliability, Customer Satisfaction

From projects across Northern and Central California to improve electric reliability to traveling to New York to help restore power after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, here are just some of the many highlights from PG&E’s electric operations as captured on Currents during 2012.

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November 20, 2012

New York Utility Thanks PG&E for Hurricane Assistance

Con Edison, the New York utility that powers the city that doesn’t sleep, is praising PG&E for quickly sending crews to help turn the lights on for thousands of customers following Hurricane Sandy.

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November 20, 2012

PG&E Emergency Preparedness Campaign Kicks Off at Monday Night Football Game

PG&E’s new campaign encouraging its customers to prepare for a natural disaster or other emergency made its debut during before the Monday Night Football Game on Nov. 19. PG&E, working with the Red Cross, is facilitating the campaign through Causes.com. For every person who pledges to help get prepared for an emergency, PG&E will donate $1 to the Red Cross.

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November 16, 2012

Home Sweet Home for Second Team of Employees Who Volunteered on East Coast

The second group of PG&E workers who traveled East to restore power post-Hurricane Sandy returned to California today (Nov. 16), officially ending the utility’s effort to help New Yorkers in need.Combined, the PG&E crews restored power to thousands of customers in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and on Long Island.

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November 14, 2012

VIDEO: Homecoming for PG&E Crews That Restored Power to New Yorkers

The first of two groups of PG&E electric crews that helped the East Coast restore power following Hurricane Sandy returned home to hugs and handshakes at the Sacramento airport. They restored power to thousands of customers in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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November 9, 2012

In Their Own Words: PG&E Electric Workers Get Inside Look at New York Life

PG&E crews have been working 16-hour shifts – in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island – to turn the lights back on after Hurricane Sandy. Currents spoke with four PG&E employees who participated in the closing bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange on Nov.8. Here are their impressions of that event, and the whole New York experience, in their own words.

November 9, 2012

The Lessons of Superstorm Sandy

The gigantic magnitude of recent climate-related natural disasters subverts oft-repeated claims that we can’t afford to act on global warming, Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog. It’s increasingly obvious to the victims — and to those who assess mega-damage claims for a living — that we can’t afford not to act.

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November 8, 2012

New York Stock Exchange Thanks PG&E Storm Response with Closing Bell Invitation

Several of America’s biggest, publicly traded companies helping in relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy were honored during the ringing of the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange today. That included PG&E, and one of its 270 employees helping to restore power in New York City and on Long Island.

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November 5, 2012

VIDEO: Waiting List for PG&E Electric Workers Eager to Volunteer to Restore East Coast Power

When Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, PG&E quickly mobilized to help its fellow utilities. Some 250 employees are in New York to help restore power to tens of thousands of Con Edison and Long Island Power Authority customers. PG&E’s contributions already are having an impact.

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November 2, 2012

Reinforcements Heading to New York as PG&E Crews There Begin Restoring Power

As 150 PG&E electric employees began restoring power to New Yorkers, PG&E prepared to send an additional 100 reinforcements to the East Coast.

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