PG&E Installs 100th Automated Valve as System Upgrades Continue
PG&E has automated its 100th valve through the company's Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP). The valve automation program, which began in August 2011, improves PG&E's ability to quickly shut off the flow of gas in the event of a significant change in pressure. Valves can be opened or closed from PG&E's newly designed Gas Control Center in San Ramon, instead of requiring an employee to travel to the site to manually open or close the valve.PG&E Installs 100th Automated Valve as System Upgrades Continue
As Nation Honors Veterans, PG&E Works to Hire, Support Former Military Personnel
America honors its veterans on Monday (Nov. 11). Throughout the year, PG&E has committed to hire more veterans, who bring strong skills to the utility industry, and to support those working at the company. That support includes sponsoring an upcoming Boots to Business workforce development event next week in San Francisco and working with the rapidly growing Veterans Employee Resource Group. Also, Tony Earley, PG&E's chairman, CEO and president, and a U.S. Navy veteran, will appear on a television show airing this weekend to talk about the importance of hiring former military personnel.As Nation Honors Veterans, PG&E Works to Hire, Support Former Military Perso
Central Valley: PG&E Funding Supports Expansion of United Way's 2-1-1 Call Center
FRESNO – Each year, nearly 25,000 people in Fresno County call United Way's 2-1-1 call center – a help line dedicated to helping residents with everything from food to housing. The call center directs people in need to the appropriate social service agency. But not every United Way office can afford to provide the service, especially in the Central Valley where staffing and funding are limited.PG&E Funding Supports Expansion of United Way's 2-1-1 Call Center
PG&E Preps for Whatever Havoc Mother Nature Wreaks This Winter
HOLLISTER — For PG&E, something as simple as keeping work truck rear-view mirrors free of water spots can make a big difference when it comes to staying safe during this upcoming storm season. Rick May, temporary supervisor at PG&E's Hollister yard, said he reminds his electric line worker crews to clean their mirrors every few days, especially when the weather begins to get chillier.PG&E Preps for Whatever Havoc Mother Nature Wreaks This Winter
Recent PG&E Press Releases
November 5, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today said that it will present a plan to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for a review of quality assurance...
October 22, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is testing a new wirelessly controlled twenty-foot long robot to inspect its gas transmission pipelines as part of the utility's effort...
PG&E Focused on Earthquake Preparedness and Reminds Customers to be Ready As Well During Loma Prieta Anniversary
October 16, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Serving an area that is prone to earthquakes and other natural disasters, emergency preparedness for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and its customers is critically important.
October 3, 2013 Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will soon begin offering a competitive new electric rate aimed at promoting economic development by making it possible for eligible employers to keep, expand or...
Recent PG&E Related Media Stories
November 11, 2013 When a disaster does occur, a grant of $10,000 by Pacific Gas and Electric Company to Second Harvest Food Bank will help the nonprofit provide meals to those affected.Source: Register-Pajaronian
November 9, 2013 The Red Cross wants the neighborhoods surrounding Yuba City High School to know that if they see groups going door to door, they're not looking for donations; they're looking to prevent...Source: Appeal-Democrat
November 8, 2013 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and Electric Vehicles International (EVI) recently unveiled the utility industry's first plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) drivetrain Class 5 work trucks.Source: T&D World Magazine
November 8, 2013 PG&E is implementing time-of-use pricing for their small and medium business customers in Willits and across the state. During the peak hours between noon and 6 p.m. businesses will be charged...Source: Willits News
Recent Blog Postings
November 20, 2013 Tucked in the Oakland hills is the Chabot Space & Science Center, which features an observatory, a trio of large telescopes and otherworldly exhibits on outer space. Recently, PG&E sponsored a...
November 20, 2013 Greg Pruett, PG&E’s senior vice president of Corporate Affairs, visited the San Luis Obispo area today with a special delivery for Goodwill’s Shoreline Workforce Development Services: a grant in the amount...
November 20, 2013 PG&E has scheduled a planned power outage for a portion of Lake Almanor the evening of Nov. 23, lasting into early the next morning while crews complete substation improvements.
November 20, 2013 Currents is remembering Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's daughter, who died Tuesday. Last year, Mrs. Miller spoke to Currents in anticipation of PG&E's sponsorship of a celebration at the Walt Disney...