April 17, 2014
Want to save energy? Invest a few bucks in a power strip — and use it — writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog.
April 16, 2014
On Tuesday, PG&E representatives recognized Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria for its energy efficiency efforts and presented the school’s board of trustees with an energy incentive check for $36,477.
April 10, 2014
PG&E will begin providing electric service to approximately 800 former Hercules Municipal Utility (HMU) customers starting today (April 10). The acquisition by PG&E marks the end of a long process to sell HMU to a utility company with the ability to provide electric services on a more efficient, reliable and cost-effective basis.
April 4, 2014
Workers take to the air as part of project to increase capacity and improve electric reliability for customers in the Fresno area.
April 3, 2014
PG&E continues to chart its course as a national leader in renewable energy. The company is now home to more solar rooftop installations than any other place in the country. It has interconnected more than 100,000 solar rooftops, enabling more than 1,000 megawatts of rooftop solar power in its service area. That is enough to power about 225,000 customer homes for a year.
April 1, 2014
PG&E has completed a project to rebuild a 42-mile electric transmission line in Butte, Yuba and Sutter counties that plays an important role in carrying renewable power to customers throughout its service area. Construction began on the project in 2011 and cost about $90 million to complete.
March 31, 2014
“Understanding what to do before, during and after an earthquake strikes will help protect you and your family,” says Barry Anderson, PG&E’s vice president of emergency preparedness and response. The company offers timely tips for its customers as Earthquake Preparedness Month arrives.
March 21, 2014
Several scams are trying to take advantage of PG&E customers and people in other locations. This story offers some information and advice to follow.
March 19, 2014
Santa Clara County was a very different area more than 50 years ago when PG&E built its El Patio substation. Hence the need for more electric capacity in one of California’s fastest growing counties. And that’s exactly what PG&E did in the Silicon Valley city of Campbell by upgrading a substation to improve reliability for 50,000 customers.
March 13, 2014
Following a decision by state regulators, PG&E will begin reaching out to owners of master-metered mobile home parks in Northern and Central California for a three-year voluntary pilot program to install new gas and electric service for their residents.
March 10, 2014
PG&E patrols found no damage after Sunday night’s earthquake off the coast of Eureka. The event is a good reminder of the importance of being prepared before a natural disaster strikes.
March 10, 2014
As California celebrates Arbor Week from March 7-14, PG&E urges its customers to take steps to safely plant the right trees in the right place. Customers should also call 811 before digging to plant a tree to avoid hitting underground utilities.
March 6, 2014
PG&E has successfully completed its Cornerstone Project — an initiative which helped the utility achieve record electric reliability delivered to its customers in 2013. This multi-year effort was created to improve electric service for customers by focusing on reducing both the frequency and duration of customer outages.
March 5, 2014
PG&E spent $2.3 billion with diverse suppliers in 2013, accounting for 42.1 percent of its total procurement budget. “Our focus on supplier diversity has given new opportunities to thousands of businesses, allowing them to grow and hire, strengthening California’s economy,” said PG&E President Chris Johns.
February 28, 2014
Throughout PG&E’s service area today (Feb. 28), electric crews were making repairs after the second in a series of winter storm arrived overnight.