VIDEO: PG&E's Geisha Williams Talks about the Importance of Safeguarding Electrical Infrastructure
In the 10 months that have passed since gunshots damaged transformers and equipment at the Metcalf Transmission Substation near San Jose, PG&E's Electric Operations team has partnered closely with federal, state and local agencies and consultants to enhance the security of its substations. Additionally, PG&E has proactively partnered with other utilities and associations throughout the industry to transparently share information and identify new and innovative ways to further protect our critical assets.VIDEO: PG&E's Geisha Williams Talks about the Importance of Safeguarding Electri
World's Largest Concentrating Solar Power Project Flips Switch
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY — The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, located in the California Mojave Desert about 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas, was officially dedicated on Thursday (Feb. 13). PG&E is purchasing clean, renewable energy from Ivanpah Units 1 and 3 under two long-term contracts. Electricity generated by the two units is enough to power about 95,000 average customer homes. PG&E's Fong Wan attended the dedication ceremonies.World's Largest Concentrating Solar Power Project Flips Switch
In a Dry Year, PG&E Strategically Manages Water to Optimize Hydropower and Supplies for Users
High in the Sierra Nevada, a PG&E hydro operator cranks a wheel to completely shut off a gate on a dam. Although the electric-powered gate can be closed to less than 2 percent with a switch, hand-turning the wheel stops the tiny flow completely. With a record drought in progress, each drop of water counts.In a Dry Year, PG&E Strategically Manages Water to Optimize Hydropower and Suppl
VIDEO: Cal Student Evy Peng Reflects on Impact of Winning Bright Minds Scholarship
Editor's Note: Currents recently caught up with Evy Peng, a PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship program winner from 2013. The 18-year-old college freshman discusses how she and her family moved from China to the United States six years ago and why each week she goes back to San Francisco’s Abraham Lincoln High School, her alma mater, to help students prepare for college exams. Peng learned she had won a Bright Minds Scholarship at a San Francisco Giants game where she worked part-time selling concessions.VIDEO: Cal Student Evy Peng Reflects on Impact of Winning Bright Minds Scholarsh
Recent PG&E Press Releases
March 5, 2014 San Francisco, Calif. - Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) today announced that it spent $2.3 billion with diverse suppliers in 2013, accounting for 42.1 percent of its total procurement budget.
February 11, 2014 San Francisco, Calif. - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reminding customers to make a free call to 811 to have underground utility lines marked prior to every digging project,...
February 6, 2014 San Francisco, Calif.- With Valentine's Day festivities taking place next week, many customers will celebrate with helium-filled metallic balloons. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to securely tie a...
State-Of-The-Art Technology Gives Detailed Look Inside Natural Gas Pipelines To Confirm Safe Operations
February 3, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is undergoing evaluation of another state-of-the-art tool to be used to inspect inside its large natural gas pipelines—the arteries of the...
Recent PG&E Related Media Stories
February 16, 2014 For many years, farmers who use groundwater had an off-peak energy rate through PG&E to pump on weekends and for a few days during the week.Source: Chico Enterprise-Record
February 14, 2014 Volunteers with PG&E and SMUD joined forces Friday to help prevent power outages at the sub station along the American River Parkway, just outside Cal Expo.Source: KTXL-TV Online
February 13, 2014 The bright light that suddenly shone inside First Presbyterian Church Thursday morning wasn't a miracle, but it was pretty impressive nonetheless.Source: Bakersfield Californian
February 12, 2014 For the next few months, people can expect to see some parking closures and heavy equipment as contractors for PG&E begin work on a project to remediate an old gas manufacturing...Source: Oroville Mercury-Register
Recent Blog Postings
March 7, 2014 PG&E has joined with others to develop a robot prototype that will enhance the companies’ ability to visually inspect natural gas pipelines for signs of corrosion, while minimizing lengthy constructions digs.
March 7, 2014 PG&E recently received the 2014 Integrated Benefits Institute Health and Business Performance Award for outstanding work in the field of health, productivity and business performance.
March 6, 2014 Students at Emerson Middle School in Bakersfield got to show off what they had learned thanks to a $5,000 PG&E Bright Ideas Grant. The program, which helps to increase the understanding...
March 6, 2014 As Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, a University of California energy economist strongly endorses the concept of the government subsidizing not only basic science research — a “no brainer”...