September 5, 2017
PG&E has a new kind of apprenticeship program to train gas corrosion mechanics. The program, said to be the first of its kind by a U.S. energy company, was created to enhance the the important job of ensuring that gas mains are structurally sound and furthering PG&E’s efforts to improve safety while embracing innovation and continuous improvement.
July 13, 2017
Like a phoenix, once majestic Ponderosa pine trees, destroyed by drought and bark beetles, will soon find new life in The Temple at Burning Man. PG&E is donating the dead trees, that it has felled to protect power lines and public safety, for the annual event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.
March 30, 2017
California’s trees have had an especially tough run in the last year. PG&E’s vegetation management program has stepped up to help: It has partnered with California ReLeaf, a nonprofit that promotes planting and care of trees, to give $25,000 in Arbor Day-related grants to nearly a dozen community organizations across the service area.
October 26, 2015
For his entire 35-year career, Bob Gerstle has worked to provide safe and reliable electricity to PG&E customers. This week, he’s joining other union members in lending his expertise to a tiny South American country so line workers there can do the same.
June 2, 2015
Inspired by a visit to Suriname, where he was surprised by the lack of proper tools and safety equipment for electric crews, a lineman vowed to make things better. Now, PG&E and the local IBEW chapter have joined the effort.
December 26, 2014
PG&E’s commitment to safety begins with its 23,000 employees who provide safe energy throughout the company’s 70,000-square-mile service area. And safety was abundantly on display in 2014 — from PG&E’s response to the Napa earthquake to removing downed power lines in the December winter storm.
November 6, 2014
PG&E employees contribute more than 50,000 volunteer hours annually to worthy organizations and schools in their hometowns. Each year, PG&E presents the Frederick W. Mielke Award for outstanding community service to several employees. Here’s a look at the three 2014 winners and the charities that they support.
August 15, 2014
PG&E was among the sponsors of the backpack giveaway in Richmond. Kids get new supplies as they get ready for the new school year.
June 2, 2014
PG&E, in partnership with the Oakland Athletics and the Good Tidings Foundation, celebrated the renovation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park for inner city Little League youth in Richmond on Saturday. The event featured Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Redick.
October 15, 2013
Nine citites along the East Bay’s “Green Corridor” launched a standardized permitting process for the most common photovoltaic systems for single-family homes. As Jonathan Marshall says in his NEXT100 blog, this initiative will dramatically reduce the wait time for basic solar permits.
August 20, 2013
Students in Richmond city are starting the school year in style thanks to a backpack giveaway staged by several organizations, including PG&E.
October 10, 2012
In honor of national Energy Awareness Month, PG&E is hosting dozens of events throughout its service area in October.At retail stores, football games and community events, PG&E is showcasing “Energy House Calls,” an online reality series in which six families learn how to become energy savvy. PG&E is also hosting Energy Upgrade California Homeowner Workshops.
April 11, 2012
On the campus where E. coli and other foodborne pathogens are analyzed, the California Department of Public Health is striving to match its dedication to safety with its dedication to energy reduction.
March 2, 2012
PG&E on Friday (March 2) donated $2.5 million to the American Red Cross, further strengthening the utility’s partnership in a program designed to get 50 communities in Northern and Central California ready for a disaster.