NEXT100 provides an in-depth look at the intersection of the clean energy business and the environment. It focuses on trends in green technology, policy and the Earth’s climate that will most impact the energy industry and our customers over the next 100 years–PG&E’s second century in operation.
NEXT100 is written and edited by Jonathan Marshall, with contributions from colleagues at PG&E. Postings on NEXT100 represent the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of PG&E.
PG&E’s Demand Response Programs Help Spare the Grid — and the Air — This Summer
PG&E’s “demand response” programs offer customers an incentive, such as a discount on their regular electric rates, to cut back their demand on request, sparing the power grid and the air when most needed.
How PG&E Turns on Energy Savings for Building Owners and Tenants
Since 2006, PG&E has provided more than $500 million in energy efficiency program rebates to commercial businesses, helping them save more than 5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and 49 million therms of natural gas.As Jonathan Marshall writes in his Next100 blog, PG&E’s relationship with building owners and managers continues to result in saving both money and energy.
Santa Rita Jail and PG&E Partner for a Smarter Grid
Since the 1990s, with funding and technical support from PG&E, the Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County cut its energy consumption and saved the county money.
With PG&E Employee’s Help, Cities Vie for $5 Million Energy Efficiency Prize
U.S. cities are competing for a chance to win a $5 million energy efficiency contest.
Will Davis win the prize? Or will it be Danville, Berkeley, Fremont or Sunnyvale? Those are the cities in PG&E’s service area that are part of a Georgetown University contest.
PG&E Home Energy Reports Stimulate Big Customer Savings
PG&E customers who get Home Energy Reports saved 81.3 gigawatts hours of electricity and 2.77 million therms of gas in 2013, reports Jonathan Marshall in his Next100 blog.