April 16, 2014
Tony Earley, PG&E’s chairman and CEO, offered his thoughts on the importance of job training on the White House blog. Earley focused on PG&E’s innovative PowerPathway program that trains workers for careers in the energy industry.
April 14, 2014
About three dozen PG&E employees along with friends and family members spent Saturday morning sprucing up Montaña de Oro State Park in San Luis Obispo County. Many of the employees work at nearby Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The event was one of more than 100 such efforts in April during PG&E’s second annual Month of Service.
April 10, 2014
PG&E electric crews have been inspecting capacitor banks — more than 1,000 of them — in Kern County for the past several months in anticipation of increased demand during the hot days of summer. The components ensure the system operates at optimal effiiciency.
April 9, 2014
PG&E honored the employees who helped the company set a record for spending on diverse suppliers in 2013. And, one of those suppliers, basketball hall of famer and businessman Magic Johnson, took part in the event.
April 8, 2014
Several active-duty Marines and PG&E employees joined local resident and former Marine Si Tenenberg on Saturday in San Luis Obispo to put together care packages for combat troops in Afghanistan. It was one of more than 100 community projects taking place during PG&E’s second annual Month of Service.
April 3, 2014
PG&E employees will volunteer at more than 100 event during April as the company stages its second annual Month of Service. By the end of the year, employees will have volunteered more than 50,000 hours to projects in their communities.
April 1, 2014
Meet Scott Salyers, one of the PG&E employees featured in the company’s local advertising campaign. “I love every aspect of my job,” says Salyers, an electric troubleman in Bakersfield. Working for PG&E is a family tradition for Salyers as both his dad and his grandfather were PG&E employees.
March 24, 2014
Fifteen years ago, Dan Stephens got the safety lesson of a lifetime. A bad decision while leading a Boy Scout troop led to a three-day ordeal lost in the Canadian wilderness. It’s an episode in his life that guides his commitment to safety as a PG&E hydrographer.
March 21, 2014
Every morning, Mike Boles goes to work at PG&E leading a team that’s ensuring safe gas pipeline welds. After work, he heads to a gym where he leads another team — a state championship game-bound high school girls’ basketball team in Napa.
March 20, 2014
Campaign speeches given by Ronald Reagan, Pat Brown, Alan Cranston and lesser-known political candidates at PG&E headquarters in San Francisco in the 1960s now can be seen for the first time in a half century. The films were digitized by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University as part of the California Light and Sound Collection website.
March 19, 2014
A dozen PG&E volunteers outfitted in tool belts and smiles took their shift in a “blitz building” of a Salvation Army housing complex in Chico today. In one week, the site will go from cement slabs to finished housing for up to four families.
March 19, 2014
More than 40 high school students gained insight and practical knowledge about what it takes to be a pipeline welder for a gas utility at Del Oro High School in Placer County today.
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
Since the 1890s, hydrographers have used a trusty clicking, spinning tool — an accurate way to measure water flows. But now PG&E is adding a new technology that’s providing a lot more information and is even more precise, as this Currents video from Butte County shows.
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.