May 22, 2013
As snow begins to melt in California’s mountains, PG&E and two state agencies are urging recreationists to take precautions in and near rivers and other waterways this season.This story offers some timely tips.
May 21, 2013
PG&E is now offering $200 rebates — up from $30 previously — to encourage consumers to buy efficient Energy Star-rated gas or electric water heaters.
May 20, 2013
May 19-25 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, a public service campaign that emphasizes the need for increased pet owner responsibility in the prevention of dog bites. PG&E, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric remind customers to keep dogs secure when a utility worker is scheduled to visit a home or business.
May 20, 2013
2013 is a pivotal year for PG&E, its customers, and the state’s economy. The CPUC is reviewing PG&E’s proposed General Rate Case for the years 2014 to 2016. At issue are the resources the utility needs to safely and reliably operate, maintain and modernize its gas and electric distribution and electric generation systems. PG&E believes it can achieve these important benefits at a reasonable cost to customers.
May 17, 2013
A UC Berkeley journalism project profiles a PG&E electric crew foreman as part of its series on workers who keep Oakland running.
May 16, 2013
Today’s Time for Business lunch was an educational opportunity for small- and medium-sized business owners to learn more about time-of-use energy pricing. About a dozen such events will be held in PG&E’s service area.
May 15, 2013
Fifth-graders at Millie Munsey Elementary School in Bakersfield got the chance to show just how well the pint-sized solar cars they had so carefully built could perform. The school received a $5,000 PG&E Bright Ideas grant late last year to purchase the solar car kits and materials used as a part of a fifth-grade project to study solar energy
May 10, 2013
Springtime is a season for celebrating. And for those who choose helium-filled metallic balloons as part of their Mother’s Day and graduation gift giving, PG&E stresses caution.
May 8, 2013
Most of the statewide grid, including Northern California, will have an adequate supply of electricity this summer, according to the state’s grid operator. The California Independent System Operation Corporation (ISO) released its annual Summer Assessment on May 6.
May 7, 2013
Research shows that households outfitted with in-home displays showing their energy usage are far more responsive than their peers to temporary price increases that discourage consumption during periods of peak demand. In his NEXT100 blog, Jonathan Marshall also writes about how PG&E is working with customers as they install in-home energy displays.
April 22, 2013
PG&E recently hosted “Science Saturday” at the Sonoma County Regional Parks’ Environmental Discovery Center. The event was part of the utility’s Month of Service to give back to the communities it serves. The highlight was a hands-on demonstration teaching electrical dangers like downed power lines.
April 19, 2013
PG&E’s Winter Gas Savings program paid out more than $43 million to nearly 2 million customers in February and March as a reward for conserving natural gas. Bill credits paid to customers this year exceeded those paid in 2012 by almost $2 million.
April 18, 2013
PG&E, working closely with its customers and developers, connected 805 megawatts of new solar electric power generation to the energy grid last year, a milestone that earned the company top honors from the Solar Energy Power Association as the electric utility that led the nation in the amount of solar added in 2012.
April 17, 2013
In a unique business arrangement, Fresno County Horse Park — one of the nation’s oldest competitive equestrian event centers — has leased property from PG&E since 1957. Through decades, the two have fostered a relationship that works. The collaboration is even more critical today as PG&E soon will start a gas pipeline construction project that will run directly through the horse park arena this summer.