PG&E Convenes Leaders to Discuss Best-in-Industry Employee Training Programs to Help Ensure Safe Gas and Pipeline Operations

 PG&E Convenes Leaders to Discuss Best-in-Industry Employee Training Programs
               to Help Ensure Safe Gas and Pipeline Operations

Partnership with The Mosaic Company helps benchmark best practices, identify
opportunities for improvement and create open dialogue among industry players

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Feb. 5, 2013

HOUSTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E),
in partnership with The Mosaic Company, will co-host the Gas & Pipeline
Industry Training Roundtable Feb. 5th and 6th in Houston. The forum is
designed to share best practices in training and create a dialogue among
industry leaders to better identify how gas and pipeline companies can enhance
their training programs.

PG&E and The Mosaic Company created the two-day event to present findings from
an industry-wide benchmark of gas training programs conducted by The Mosaic
Company. The purpose of the exercise was to identify strengths in training and
opportunities for improvement, and to share learnings so the industry can make
sure that all gas and pipeline companies offer the most comprehensive and
effective training programs possible for employees.

"PG&E is taking great steps so that all employees have access to best-in-class
training across our vast service area," said Nick Stavropoulos, executive vice
president of Gas Operations at PG&E, who will deliver the keynote address on
the first evening of the event. "Ensuring the safe operation of our gas system
is our most important obligation we have. Keeping our customers, employees,
contractors and communities safe, hinges on having the most well-trained and
competent workforce possible."

Enhanced training and continuing education opportunities are at the core of
PG&E's goal of becoming the safest gas utility in the nation. By convening
leading organizations across the gas and pipeline industries, PG&E and The
Mosaic Company hope to initiate an even greater dialogue about the importance
of growing and maintaining a highly skilled and engaged workforce.

"The Mosaic Company has built a great partnership with PG&E that will help to
promote safe and reliable gas operations through excellent training," said
Clint Morse, executive vice president and co-founder of The Mosaic Company.
"This collaboration is special because together we are establishing
benchmarks, tracking successes and making that data available across the gas
and pipeline industries."

Twelve organizations are expected to be represented at the roundtable: Atmos
Energy, Baltimore Gas and Electric, CenterPoint Energy Midstream, Dominion
East Ohio, Enbridge Gas Distribution, Kinder Morgan, National Grid, NW
Natural, San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Gas (Sempra), Spectra
Energy and Southwest Gas.


Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG),
is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the
United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company
delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern
and Central California. For more information, visit: and


Since 1996, The Mosaic Company has provided consulting and customized
training, performance improvement and change management solutions for the gas,
oil and utilities industries. Solutions are developed based on The Mosaic
Methodology™ - a flexible, results driven approach that is anchored in
industry best practices, tailored to customer needs and focused on customer

The Mosaic Company has worked with some of the most respected energy and
utility organizations in North America – helping them capitalize on
opportunities and overcome challenges during times of unprecedented change.
For more information, please visit

SOURCE Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

Contact: PG&E External Communications , +1-415-973-5930
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