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October 30, 2017

PG&E Appoints New Chief Nuclear Officer and New Vice President for Power Generation

PG&E has named James Welsch as the company’s new chief nuclear officer and Jon Franke as vice president, power generation. Both appointments are effective Nov. 1.

September 25, 2017

PG&E to Increase Flows for Whitewater Recreation on Pit River

Higher water flows along a portion of the Pit River in eastern Shasta County will occur next month, over the Columbus Day weekend. Recreationists are urged to use extra caution.

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September 6, 2017

Butte County: PG&E Seeks Offers to Purchase DeSabla-Centerville Hydro Facility

PG&E is seeking offers to purchase DeSabla-Centerville Hydro Facility in Butte County. The company is also seeking offers to purchase Lime Saddle and Coal Canyon powerhouses and their associated infrastructure.

June 15, 2017

PG&E Senior Vice President, Chief Nuclear Officer Ed Halpin to Retire

Ed Halpin, PG&E senior vice president and chief nuclear officer, will retire effective Dec. 31. The date provides the company with the appropriate time to ensure an effective transition period.

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June 2, 2017

More PG&E Campgrounds Open After Snow Delays

The usual season opening of PG&E campgrounds associated with the company’s hydroelectric system was delayed due to storms this year. However, more are now opening as facilities and roads are repaired.

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May 9, 2017

PG&E Archaeologists Dedicated to Protecting Cultural Resources

A nine-member team of archaeologists at PG&E help ensure the company, its employees and contractors comply with environmental laws and regulations, including stewardship of cultural resources.

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April 3, 2017

PG&E’s Wise Powerhouse Marks 100 Years of Operation

PG&E’s Wise Powerhouse began operating March 4, 1917 and shows no signs of slowing down after 100 years. Equipped with a Francis-type turbine built by the Pelton Water Wheel Company of San Francisco, the powerhouse is capable of generating 14 megawatts and passing 393 cubic feet of water per second.

December 16, 2016

PG&E Urges Caution as North State Reservoirs Spill, Rivers Run High

Recent rains have caused PG&E reservoirs along both the Pit River and North Fork Feather River to overflow or soon overflow in Shasta, Butte, Plumas and Butte counties. Those near the reservoirs are asked to be cautious.

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February 5, 2016

PG&E’s Carbon Emissions Remain among Nation’s Lowest

Carbon emissions PG&E delivered from its electricity remained low in 2014, despite another year of extreme drought in California. The results reflect the company’s strong commitment to clean energy and efforts to decarbonize the electric grid.

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December 17, 2015

PG&E Celebrates Collaboration with Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians

During today’s celebratory event, PG&E and tribal leaders discussed a collaborative agreement set in place by a recent hydroelectric project that unearthed tribal artifacts. The artifacts are now part of an exhibit on display at PG&E’s corporate headquarters in San Francisco.

September 24, 2014

The Drought’s Impact, and How PG&E is Helping

In this PG&E Perspectives, Tim Fitzpatrick writes about the company is working with its customers to help all of California deal with this year’s drought.

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