November 21, 2017
Hundreds of people lined up for the second year of a holiday light exchange, sponsored by PG&E and Home Depot in Bakersfield. Customers turned in outdated, inefficient holiday lights and were given 15-foot strands of LED Christmas lights that are both safer and consume less energy.
September 15, 2017
For the more than 100 PG&E linemen working to bring a slice of normalcy to the millions of Floridians recovering from Hurricane Irma, the job of restoring power is second nature. But working 3,000 miles from home, Mother Nature’s elements are anything but familiar.
September 7, 2017
Hear from a few of the 100 PG&E employees being deployed to Florida to help restore power in the wake of the powerful Hurricane Irma.
August 3, 2017
In Bakersfield, Fresno and Sacramento, 210 teens spent their summer working as part of PG&E’s Better Together Summer Jobs Program. The interns completed the six-week program and celebrated with graduation ceremonies where they were each given a surprise gift.
May 9, 2017
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.
April 24, 2017
They came with gloves. They came with shovels. They came with wheelbarrows. The PG&E Blue Army assembled to take on the garbage, debris and weeds of 11 state parks on Earth Day. Employees at each location also held a moment of silence for three men killed in a shooting last week in Fresno, including PG&E’s Zackary Randalls.
April 11, 2017
Driving is the first taste of freedom for many teenagers. But with freedom comes responsibility. Last week (April 4), the CHP teamed with Bakersfield police and PG&E at Mira Monte High School to urge teens to eliminate distractions behind the wheel.
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 23, 2017
When student Evelyn Valdez joined her school’s Solar Suitcase club, she had no idea it would lead her to a small village in Kenya. In this video, students from San Jose, Sacramento and Bakersfield share their thoughts on delivering solar suitcases to Kenyans and the impact it will have on their lives.
March 13, 2017
PG&E is partnering with local developers to build solar sites in Bakersfield and elsewhere to provide more clean energy as part of the company’s new Solar Choice program.
February 23, 2017
Youth Leadership Bakersfield, a program offered by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, recently brought 33 students out to PG&E’s service yard to learn about energy careers. Students watched linemen demonstrations, learned about electric safety and PG&E careers.
February 14, 2017
With a focus on safety, PG&E gave out 80 complimentary Valentine’s Day balloon bouquets to customers at Log Cabin Florist in Bakersfield. The event stressed latex balloons as an alternative to metallic balloons, which were responsible for 429 power outages in PG&E’s service area last year.
November 23, 2016
At a Home Depot store, PG&E held a holiday light exchange in an effort to promote energy efficiency and safety.
November 7, 2016
Matt Grossman and Max Glenn of Rio Americano High School in Sacramento will join four other PG&E Solar Suitcase program participants traveling to Kenya courtesy of PG&E. The students will deliver the portable power sources to communities in need.
November 1, 2016
In a surprise announcement at North High School in Bakersfield, two high school students learned they would be going to Kenya to deliver solar suitcases they helped build. PG&E will cover all expenses for the 12-day trip with the nonprofit WE Charity as part of its Solar Suitcase program.