October 5, 2017
Why does someone go through 16 weeks of instruction for a career in the construction trade, followed by eight weeks of training for a position with PG&E as an electric utility worker? All without getting paid for nearly six months? And with no guarantee of employment upon graduation? For a recent group in PG&E’s PowerPathway training program, the reason is very simple.
August 23, 2017
If Cameryn Mabry didn’t see information about PG&E’s Better Together STEM High School Internships at her church, she probably would’ve spent the summer working at a grocery store.
Instead, the Skyline High School senior from Oakland took part in the four-week internship this summer. The program was held in six cities throughout PG&E’s service area.
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.
July 5, 2017
Twenty outstanding students from Central and Northern California — pursuing fields of study in science, technology, engineering and math — are recipients of PG&E’s Better Together STEM Scholarships.
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.
May 16, 2017
PG&E is testing new “keyhole” technology that uses special tools and is less invasive when replacing service tee caps — underground pipe pieces that link together other pipes. The new method enhances safety and is more efficient and environmentally friendly because it eliminates larger digs and restoration.
April 17, 2017
When Odest Logan retired after 37 years working on the gas side with PG&E, he truly rode off into the sunset — but that wasn’t the last we’d hear of him. These days he’s helping a new generation of African-American children in the East Bay by introducing them to the love of horses and the “Cowboy Code.”
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.
February 9, 2017
Take risks. Be authentic. Seize opportunities that help you grow. Those are Ananda Baron’s ingredients for success, and she knows something about success. The PG&E senior director of community relations is among the winners of the San Francisco Business Times’ “40 Under 40” awards, which recognizes some of the most successful young professionals in the Bay Area.
December 14, 2016
In the city’s Lake Merritt neighborhood, dozens of PG&E employees worked together to build a playground in less than six hours. Participants say the playground is something positive for a grieving city.
December 7, 2016
Along with the American Red Cross and the Unity Council, PG&E today (Dec. 7) announced plans to bring relief to victims of this past weekend’s Oakland warehouse fire.
September 28, 2016
Nineteen high schools have been selected to participate in the second year of PG&E’s Solar Suitcase Program. The program allows students to learn about solar and build portable solar units for communities in Kenya.
September 28, 2016
Sure, the Bay Area is known for the Golden Gate Bridge and city skylines. But the magic of the Bay also includes its plants, animals and natural resources. This week, PG&E helped the nonprofit Save the Bay kick off its first Bay Day to celebrate the Bay Area with the reminder that it be protected for future generations.
September 20, 2016
As their names were read, several dozen men and women walked across a PG&E auditorium stage and accepted their diplomas. After six months of training, the 24 students were graduates of the latest PG&E PowerPathwayCypress Mandela program. Since 2012, more than 90 percent of graduates have gone on to work for PG&E or a utility.
September 14, 2016
As a part-time carpenter, Shimia Buie has never had trouble getting a job. But what she really wants is a career. This week, Buie and 23 classmates graduate from PG&E’s latest PowerPathway course, this one on safe gas operations. As this video shows, with 91 percent of the program’s graduates securing jobs in the utility industry, her dream could soon become a reality.