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Economic Vitality

Progress through partnerships

Watch a video about how we are working with a local and diverse supplier to increase economic vitality in the Stockton area.

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PG&E plays an integral role in the economies of cities and counties that we serve throughout Northern and Central California. Beyond our role as the local energy provider, the investments we make to deliver a safe, reliable and affordable energy future benefit the communities we serve by generating new jobs and stimulating economic growth. This includes our commitment to expand the diversity of our supply chain by supporting small- and medium-sized California-based businesses.

Our commitment also includes working to keep customer energy bills affordable. Our efforts in this area range from a proposed economic-development rate to lower energy costs for qualifying businesses to a suite of programs that help customers in need, such as incentives to make homes and businesses more energy efficient, which save customers energy and money.

Highlights

Key Sustainability Indicators

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71%

Percentage of PowerPathway graduates hired into industry jobs

38.8%

Percentage of overall spending on diverse certified firms in 2012, our highest-ever achievement
  • Invested $4.8 billion in our system to deliver a safe, reliable and affordable energy future.
  • Continued providing career opportunities for veterans and others through our pioneering PowerPathway™ workforce development program.
  • Achieved our highest-ever supplier diversity results, supporting economic development, job creation and diversity in our communities.
  • Took steps to create a new economic-development rate to lower energy costs for qualifying businesses.
  • Continued to offer extensive energy efficiency assistance to help customers save money by saving energy.
  • Launched and expanded the PG&E Summer Jobs for Youth program as a partnership between PG&E and local Boys & Girls Clubs.
  • Made more than $136 million in franchise fee payments and $314 million in property tax payments to local governments.
PG&E Summer Jobs for Youth

We launched and expanded the PG&E Summer Jobs for Youth program as a partnership between PG&E and local Boys & Girls Clubs. The program provides valuable career training and summer jobs for youths in underserved communities.