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2014-08-15 20:20:56

Steve Malnight Joins PG&E Sacramento Office; Elisabeth Brinton Joins the Utility as VP of Corporate Strategy SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced today that Helen A. Burt has been named to lead the utility's Corporate Affairs team. In her new role, Burt, who has led the company's Customer Care function since 2006, will oversee government relations at the federal, state and local levels along with corporate and community relations. She...

2014-08-14 16:23:17

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued its final decision in Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) 2014 General Rate Case. The Commission granted about 50 percent of the revenue increase that PG&E requested for 2014 through 2016 to operate, maintain and modernize its gas distribution, electric distribution and electric generation systems and provide customer service. Typical residential bills for...

2014-08-11 20:22:02

New standard focuses on public safety by preventing damage to underground utility lines SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a new, first-of-its-kind excavation safety standard at an event for construction professionals. The Gold Shovel Standard, created by PG&E, will ensure that contractors doing excavation work for PG&E demonstrate a commitment to safe digging....

2014-08-08 16:21:17

Aug. 11 (8/11) Serves as an Appropriate Reminder to Always Call 811 Before Digging SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures continue to be ideal for outdoor projects, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) reminds customers to always call 811 before any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. This is a free service for everyone. Striking a single line can cause injury, incur repair costs or fines, and result in inconvenient outages to an entire...

2014-08-06 16:32:07

Utility Will Replace All Cast Iron Pipe and Commits to Significantly Reduce Minor Leak Backlog--Helping Cut Emissions--by End of 2014 SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By the end of 2014, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will have replaced all 2,243 miles of its cast iron gas distribution pipe--which can be prone to leaks--with new, modern materials. This announcement makes PG&E one of the first utilities of comparable size and age to complete such an action....

2014-08-01 16:21:41

Hydroelectric Plant Delivers Safe, Clean, Affordable Energy to 900,000 Homes FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) marks 30 years of commercial operation at Helms Pumped Storage Project (PSP) this month. The hydroelectric facility was considered an engineering marvel when it was built and came on line in 1984, and continues to play a vital role today as well in California's clean energy future. Helms operators can take the plant...

2014-07-31 00:20:19

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas & Electric Company today expressed confidence that the legal process will uphold its position that federal charges contained within a superseding indictment formally filed today are unwarranted. The charges relate to 27 alleged violations of the federal Pipeline Safety Act as well as an allegation that the company attempted to obstruct a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation following the 2010 explosion of a...

2014-07-30 04:20:37

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Attorney's Office today altered its allegations against Pacific Gas and Electric Company, filing a new indictment that will replace an indictment filed in April. According to a news release issued by United States Attorney Melinda Haag, the superseding indictment alleges that PG&E obstructed the NTSB's investigation that began immediately after the San Bruno explosion. Additionally, the superseding indictment charges PG&E with 27...

2014-07-29 12:37:08

California's Largest Utility Announces Actions to Reduce Methane Emissions WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At The White House today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), along with leaders from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and other natural gas companies, presented plans aimed at reducing methane emissions and curbing climate change. PG&E Executive Vice President Nick Stavropoulos participated in the discussion and outlined the company's actions...

2014-07-24 16:22:17

Utility's Renewable Energy Portfolio, Effective Energy Efficiency Programs Touted in National Report SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is ranked as a top utility for delivering clean electricity to its customers and implementing effective energy efficiency programs, according to a report released today by Ceres, a leading environmental sustainability advocacy organization. Clean-tech sector research and advisory firm Clean Edge...


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