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September 19, 2014

PG&E Ranks No. 1 in Smart Meter Deployments

PG&E leads the nation in the deployment of electric smart meters, according to a new report from The Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation.

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September 17, 2014

PG&E, EDI Unveil Utility Trucks Capable of Shortening or Eliminating Electric Outages

PG&E and Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated unveiled two fuel-efficient work trucks today that promise innovative operation and the use of ground-breaking technology. One has the potential to eliminate the need for planned outages and lessen the impact of unplanned ones; the other allows for the operation of a bucket and other auxiliary systems without requiring noisy engine idling.

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September 17, 2014

PG&E Stays Connected with Hispanic Customers as it Joins Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

PG&E joins in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The occasion “serves as a great opportunity to remind us how the diversity of our communities and our employees benefit all of us in California,” said Jesus Soto, a PG&E senior vice president.

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September 16, 2014

Gas Stations Get a Hand with Energy-Saving Lighting Upgrades

A longtime gas distributor upgraded the lighting at its Northern California service stations and warehouses. The result was dramatic, saving the company $68,000 a year in energy costs. Perhaps even more surprising was how much the company paid for the lighting and labor. Exactly nothing, thanks to PG&E’s special financing for energy-saving projects.

September 11, 2014

PG&E Corporation Selected for Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

PG&E Corporation today (Sept. 11) announced it has again been selected for the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which lists North American companies that lead their industries in corporate economic, environmental and social performance. The company was one of only nine U.S. energy utilities to make the North America Index.

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September 11, 2014

PG&E’s Elisabeth Brinton: ‘Our Vision Is to Make the Best Grid Ever’

PG&E envisions building a “grid of things” that allows all of the pieces in the digital world to work together — therefore adding tremendous value to those things. That was one of the key messages PG&E’s Elisabeth Brinton delivered Wednesday at Greentech Media’s Soft Grid conference in Menlo Park.

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September 10, 2014

Local Leaders Tour PG&E’s Helms Hydroelectric Plant

Seeing was believing for two dozen government, business, agricultural, environmental and education leaders from California’s Central Valley who toured PG&E’s Helms Pumped Storage Plant in Fresno County on Monday.

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September 10, 2014

PG&E’s Chris Johns: A 21st Century Grid Is Essential in Meeting Customers’ Evolving Expectations

The challenge — and opportunity — for utility companies including PG&E is to not only predict what the energy landscape will look like 10 years from now, but also prepare to make it possible, said PG&E President Chris Johns at a meeting of industry leaders this week.

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September 8, 2014

PG&E Partners with California Office of Emergency Services for ‘Day of Preparedness’

Hundreds of visitors to Old Sacramento Historic State Park participated in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services “Day of Preparedness” education fair sponsored by PG&E on Saturday. The event featured interactive demonstrations and dynamic displays by dozens of state agencies, first responders and private-sector organizations.

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September 8, 2014

City of Napa, Santa Rosa Press Democrat Thank PG&E for Quake Response

PG&E’s response to the Aug. 24 earthquake has earned thanks from city leaders in Napa as well as the Santa Rosa Press Democrat newspaper.

September 5, 2014

PG&E to Upgrade Poles to Enhance Electric Reliability in French Gulch

PG&E has scheduled a planned power outage for portions of French Gulch on Monday, Sept. 8, so crews can safely make upgrades to improve electric safety and reliability in western Shasta County.

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September 5, 2014

Drought: PG&E Helping Agricultural Customers Find Solutions

California’s prolonged and near-record–setting drought is taking a severe toll on one of the state’s biggest economic drivers — agriculture. Farmers from Chico to Bakersfield are fallowing fields, and ranchers are selling off herds or leaving the business altogether. PG&E is working with its agricultural customers to find solutions to lessen the impacts of the drought.

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September 4, 2014

Earthquake-Damage Models Helped PG&E Restore Service in About 24 Hours After Napa Temblor

High-tech earthquake-damage modeling helped PG&E respond more quickly and effectively to the recent magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa County. In cases like the Napa County earthquake, which hit on Aug. 24, the models help deploy PG&E’s field teams to conduct inspections and make emergency repairs.

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September 3, 2014

‘Energy House Calls’ Brings Savings to New Customers

Madlyn and Drew Esquer and their four active kids described the temperatures in their Fresno house as “absolutely insane” and referred to their air-conditioning unit as “our old dinosaur.” Recently, they had a cool surprise when PG&E sent the “Energy House Calls” team to their home for a reality show-style energy makeover. With “Energy House Calls,” PG&E customers can see real-world examples of how they can track energy use and make affordable improvements to make their homes comfortable and save money.

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September 3, 2014

Recent Quake Shows Importance of Being Prepared; September is National Preparedness Month

Last week’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa County was a forceful reminder that we all live in a seismically active region. PG&E is sharing preparedness information with customers, especially for natural disasters that are more common to Northern and Central California, such as earthquakes, wildfires and winter storms. September is National Preparedness Month.

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