Investing in a 21st Century Infrastructure

IN SAN FRANCISCO, OUR CUSTOMERS ARE OUR NEIGHBORS. The communities we serve as PG&E employees are where we live and work, too. We’re hard at work for your family — and ours.

At PG&E, we invested more than $5 billion last year to enhance pipeline safety and strengthen our gas and electric infrastructure across northern and central California. We’re helping people and businesses gain energy efficiencies to help reduce their bills. And we’re focused on developing the next generation of clean, renewable energy systems.

We want to tell you more about our activities right here in your area. Meet some of our local employees, get the facts and see our progress in San Francisco.

San Francisco Facts

  • Replaced approximately 28 miles of gas transmission pipeline
  • Invested more than $443 million into electrical improvements
  • Contributed more than $11.2 million to non-profit and community organizations
  • Connected more than 5,100 rooftop solar installations for residents and businesses
  • Provided $16.6 million in energy efficiency incentives to residents and businesses

- All facts 2013/2014 unless otherwise noted

The Latest News from San Francisco

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