PG&E Customers

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October 21, 2014

Smart Meters and Smart Teams Help Customers Stay Safe and Save Money

PG&E’s Customer Care group is making good on the promise of SmartMeters™ by finding innovative ways to help customers lower their gas bills and even detect leaks that could pose safety hazards.

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October 15, 2014

Twenty-Five Years Later, Impact of Loma Prieta Quake Still Felt on PG&E, Northern California

PG&E crews joined other first-responders immediately after the Loma Prieta earthquake struck Northern California on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1989. This story looks at PG&E’s response and what happened in the hours, day and months after the quake.

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October 13, 2014

PG&E Chief Nuclear Officer Shares Leadership Training with Community Partners

Many leaders struggle with processes and relationships and, as a result, fail to produce great results. That was the overarching message PG&E Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer Ed Halpin delivered to more than 25 community and business leaders from throughout San Luis Obispo County, who attended the two-day Facilitative Leadership course he taught in late September.

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October 13, 2014

VIDEO: Saving Money by Saving Energy

This video from PG&E’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report looks at the Energy Savings Assistance Program, one of the ways the company works in local communities to help customers save money and save energy.

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October 10, 2014

PG&E Provides $163,500 to Fire Safe Council to Reduce Wildfire Risk

With national Fire Prevention Week under way, PG&E and the Fire Safe Council of San Luis Obispo today announced a partnership to help reduce the risk of wildfire. During an event at the Mt. Lowe communications site, PG&E provided $163,500 to the council to support needed fuel reduction, infrastructure protection and defensible space projects throughout the county.

October 9, 2014

PG&E Reducing Wildfire Risk, Improving Public Access to Bucks Lake

PG&E is removing hazardous trees, along with dead and dying trees, near Bucks Lake in order to reduce wildfire risk, improve public access and boost forest health.

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October 1, 2014

PG&E’s Smart Grid Delivers Customer Benefits, Improved Reliability

PG&E has released its third annual Smart Grid report, detailing progress the company is making in creating a 21st century electric system. The report outlines the company’s use and testing of advanced technology to improve the safety, reliability and resiliency of the power grid while giving customers new options for managing their energy and saving money.

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September 29, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Corporation Releases Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

PG&E’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, released today, uses examples, statistics, local videos and stories that bring PG&E’s progress and commitment to sustainability to life. PG&E’s employees and customers are the centerpiece of this story.

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September 29, 2014

New Weather Station Will Benefit PG&E, Area Residents

A newly installed weather station will benefit both PG&E and San Luis Obispo County residents. The station was installed on Black Butte, a remote location at 2,620 feet of elevation four miles northeast of downtown San Luis Obispo on the Cuesta Grade. The equipment will provide critical weather data to firefighters and meteorologists.

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September 25, 2014

PG&E Supports CAL FIRE, Provides $5.5 Million to Local Fire Safe Councils to Reduce Wildfire Risk

As fire crews battle the second costliest wildfire in the state so far this year — the King Fire in El Dorado and Placer counties — PG&E responded today announcing $5.5 million in funding to local Fire Safe Councils.

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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September 22, 2014

Why Reforming Residential Electric Rates is a California Priority

Thanks to a state law passed in 2013 with support from consumer, community and taxpayer groups, PG&E is working with California regulators and other groups to simplify and reform our rates so customers get what they pay for and pay for what they get.The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently began holding public hearings across the state to hear what customers think about rate reform proposals put forward by the major investor-owned utilities. Hearings in PG&E’s service area begin Sept. 23 in San Francisco, followed by Oct. 9 in Chico and Oct. 14 in Fresno.

September 22, 2014

PG&E Project Will Upgrade Reliability in Chester

PG&E has scheduled a planned power outage for Chester on Saturday, Sept. 27, while crews make upgrades to improve electric reliability. The outage is scheduled to take place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will impact approximately 2,500 customers in virtually all of Chester and small portions of Lake Almanor and Westwood.

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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