PG&E September Newsletter from the Bay Area Leadership Team

  • by BPC Staff
  • on October 7, 2013


Dear PG&E stakeholders,

With summer coming to a close, we are hitting the ground running as we enter the fall season. Whether it’s working to restore service after a storm or wildfire, educating stakeholders about safe-digging practices or contributing charitable funds to important community activities, our local team is actively engaged and striving to provide safe, reliable and affordable service.

The articles below are a quick snapshot of some of our key September activities. They come from Currents, a website that provides news and perspectives from PG&E.


San Francisco: Red Cross, PG&E Honor First Responders Before 49ers Game


The Bay Area chapter of the American Red Cross and PG&E honored some heroes and encouraged 69,732 football fans at Candlestick Park on Sunday (Sept. 22) to prepare in advance of earthquakes and other emergencies.

And 49ers Hall of Famer Jerry Rice joined the pre-game ceremonies and then raced around the field to fire up the crowd before the Niners-Colts kickoff.

VIDEO: PG&E Corporation Releases Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report


PG&E Corporation released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report today (Sept. 17), outlining its progress in safety, environmental performance, customer solutions and economic vitality, among other areas of sustainability.

PG&E’s new report covers the company’s progress in public and workforce safety, gas and electric operations, clean energy and diversity and inclusion, among other areas.

The report also captures PG&E’s focus on elevating its performance across the board to provide ongoing value to its customers, its communities, its employees and the environment.

VIDEO: PG&E Opens State-of-the-Art Gas Control Center in San Ramon


PG&E has been steadily improving the safety of its gas system over the past few years. A new gas control center, which just opened in San Ramon, is a tangible example of those improvements. It represents a state-of-the-art approach to gas operations.

VIDEO: PG&E Unveils Chinese Bill to Help Non-English Speaking Customers Manage Energy Use


At a community fair in North America’s oldest Chinatown, PG&E today (Sept. 12) unveiled a new monthly energy statement for Chinese-speaking customers in their native language. The new statement, which officially debuted last week, also features a larger type size, at-a-glance billing numbers and new information that will help customers better understand and manage their energy usage. Energy statements also will be available in Spanish.

PG&E Thanked During San Francisco Rim Fire Damage Assessment


San Francisco city officials thanked PG&E this week for its assistance during the massive Rim Fire in and near Yosemite National Park. Barry Anderson, PG&E’s interim vice president of emergency preparedness & response, was invited to join San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White and other officials on Tuesday (Sept. 3) in this small unincorporated town in Tuolumne County.


We hope that you find this information helpful as we work to enhance our local presence in the communities we serve. If you have any questions on any of the information included in this email, please reach out to one of us.

Bay Area Regional Leadership Team

Brandon Hernandez
Corporate Affairs Director

Steve Redding
Gas Operations Director

Andrew Dashner
Electric Operations Director

Jess Brown
Customer Care Director