The Latest News from San Francisco

By Paul Doherty SAN FRANCISCO — In a surprise on-field announcement at AT&T Park, a 17-year-old high school student from Petaluma learned she will enter college this fall with a $20,000 annual scholarship from PG&E. Claire Killian, who attends Casa Grande High School, is one of 10 Northern and Central California students who will receive a Better Together STEM scholarship of up to $20,000 per year to complete their college degrees. Killian and her parents arrived at AT&T Park on Friday evening (May 20) several hours before the. MORE

By Paul Doherty PG&E helped celebrate the San Francisco Fire Department’s 150th birthday with a $250,000 contribution today (April 18). At a kickoff event in Union Square this morning, PG&E also helped customers be prepared for the next big earthquake by donating 110 emergency kits to local residents. April 18 marks the 110th anniversary of the Great Earthquake of 1906 in San Francisco. “The San Francisco Fire Department has been an integral partner with PG&E in San Francisco since our founding. When disaster strikes, courageous men and women. MORE

By Tony Khing PG&E played a major role in building the new Chinese Hospital in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The company’s partnership with Savings by Design helped make the facility, which has provided quality and culturally competent health services to the Chinese-American community for over 100 years, more energy efficient. So for this year’s Southwest Airlines Lunar New Year Parade on Saturday (Feb. 20), it was only appropriate that a PG&E truck pulled its community partner’s float in the annual event, which was held through the streets of downtown San Francisco. More than 120 PG&E. MORE

PG&E is proud to be the official Clean Energy Partner of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee powering their fan village that will welcome hundreds of thousands of football fans to the Bay Area in advance of the big game. Super Bowl City will run from Jan. 30 through Feb. 7. PG&E’s San Francisco headquarters, located at the corner of Market and Beale streets, will welcome fans to the free-to-the-public event. PG&E delivers some of the cleanest energy in the nation to nearly 16 million people in Northern and. MORE

By Megan McFarland SAN FRANCISCO — This month, PG&E put the finishing touches on a project eight years in the making — the modernization of its Mission Substation. For more than 65 years the substation, located in a three-story building in downtown San Francisco, has distributed electricity that helps power parts of the city’s Financial District, Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods. The extensive upgrade of its internal infrastructure included the replacement of electric transmission and distribution equipment, such as transformers, switchgears, circuit breakers and cables. These enhancements will improve. MORE

SAN FRANCISCO — PG&E today (Feb. 3) announced that it delivered record electric reliability to its customers for the sixth straight year. Since 2009, the utility has consistently reduced the average duration of power outages. Additionally, customers experienced the fewest number of outages in company history in 2014. “We know how important reliable service is to our communities, our economy and our quality of life. This is why PG&E has been making substantial investments to improve the reliability of our service. Our record-setting numbers over the past six. MORE

By the end of 2014, 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. The company, which already ranks in the top 10 percent nationally in maintaining a small number of minor leaks in its backlog, also committed to achieving a near-zero backlog by the end of the year. These efforts are. MORE

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 (July 24) by Ceres, a leading environmental sustainability advocacy organization. Clean-tech sector research and advisory firm Clean Edge co-produced the report. In a study that examines the deployment of clean energy by 32 investor-owned electric utility companies in 2012, PG&E ranked first in cumulative annual energy efficiency savings, a reflection of the company’s long history and commitment to helping customers use less. MORE

SAN FRANCISCO – PG&E is urging the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to provide the resources necessary to maintain safe and reliable gas and electric service while still keeping customer bills below the national average. Today (June 18), a proposed decision was issued in PG&E’s General Rate Case pending before the CPUC. This case, filed in 2012, covers the revenue PG&E needs to safely and reliably operate, maintain and modernize its gas distribution, electric distribution and electric generation systems and provide customer service for years 2014 to 2016.. MORE

By Debbie Felix SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past few years, PG&E customers have been hearing about how the company uses high-tech inspection tools to assess the condition of natural gas pipelines from the inside. Often called “smart pigs,” these tools travel inside pipelines to identify dents, cracks and corrosion before they become a problem. Now, PG&E is working with a new, cutting edge technology that will look for similar signs — like corrosion or dents — on the outside of gas pipelines. First developed for the dental industry, the 3D Toolbox is. MORE