Energy Savings


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August 18, 2015

PG&E Partnership Improves School Lighting and Provides Job Training

Students returning to North Valley schools are coming back to classrooms with better lighting and improved learning environments. It’s all part of a collaboration that is providing on-the-job training to young adults and making schools more energy efficient.

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August 18, 2015

PG&E Calls for Proposals from Local Solar Developers for New Community Solar Program in 2016

PG&E’s new Community Solar Choice program will expand solar access to residential and commercial customers. It’s part of the utility’s ongoing commitment to support the growth of solar and will help customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their electricity usage.

PG&E's Step Up and Power Down team in San Carlos is helping residents save energy and money.
August 13, 2015

Energy Efficiency: Where We Go from Here

In an age when new energy technology is emerging at breakneck speeds, it can be easy to forget about the seasoned pro in the game: energy efficiency.

August 11, 2015

How to Reduce Solar-Grid Interconnection Time by Nearly 80 Percent

Connecting a new rooftop solar customer safely to the electric grid typically takes about four weeks, due in part to lengthy applications and paperwork reviews. But what if that time could be drastically reduced? It’s possible, writes PG&E’s Aaron Johnson.

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August 10, 2015

Yolo County: Sixth Generation Family Farm More Energy Efficient Than Ever, with PG&E’s Help

Blake Harlan knows first-hand the challenges farmers face during California’s ongoing drought. But the Woodland farmer, whose ranch has been in his family for decades, is getting help.Thanks to PG&E, he has reduced water pumping costs, installed energy efficient lighting and even is planning to install solar.

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July 22, 2015

PG&E’s Warner Has an Extreme Commitment to Serving Customers in Napa

Scott Warner does everything with a level of intensity and daring that few can muster. Whether it’s snowboarding, mountain biking, motorcycle racing or waterskiing, he’s in it to win. He is the latest PG&E employee to be featured in the company’s advertisements.

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June 30, 2015

Statewide Call for Energy Conservation; PG&E Offers Ways to Save Energy, Money

High demand for electricity due to exceptionally hot weather has prompted a system-wide Flex Alert, calling for energy conservation on June 30 and July 1.

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June 24, 2015

PG&E Helped Customers Save $160 Million in 2014

PG&E customers saved $160 million on their energy bills through energy efficiency programs in 2014. Learn five simple ways you can manage you energy use and save money this summer

June 18, 2015

Redwood City, PG&E Take the Step Up and Power Down Commitment to Save Energy, Water and Money

Redwood City and PG&E joined forces this week to help residents of this San Mateo County city reduce energy and water use at home, save on their bills and help the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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January 2, 2015

Cal Students, PG&E Partner to Help Businesses with Energy Efficiency

Students worked with small- and medium-size businesses to find out how PG&E can better assist these customers in becoming more energy efficient.

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November 20, 2014

City Receives $10K Energy Efficiency Rebate from PG&E

Energy efficient improvements under way at the Water Resource Recovery Facility are starting to pay off for the City of San Luis Obispo.

November 17, 2014

PG&E Can Help You Save Money This Winter with a Home Upgrade

With cold weather just around the corner, there’s never been a better time for customers to consider multiple energy-saving improvements, like upgrading their heating system, insulating their attic and sealing air leaks.That’s because besides saving money on heating bills and improving their comfort this winter, customers can take advantage of energy efficiency rebates of up to $6,500* from PG&E through the Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade Program.

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November 5, 2014

Have Your Furnace Inspected, Gas Pilot Relit for Free

With winter nearing and nighttime temperatures beginning to cool, it’s time to have your furnace inspected and to turn on your pilot lights. Simply calling 1-800-PGE-5000 will help families be safer and warmer this winter.

October 29, 2014

Stop Vampire Appliances from Taking a Bite Out of Your Budget

As Halloween nears, PG&E’s Tim Fitzpatrick reminds customers to be aware of vampire appliances, electronic devices like televisions and game consoles that continue drawing power even when you think you’ve turned them off.

September 19, 2014

Proposed Commercial Air Conditioning Standards Would Save Businesses Billions

PG&E supports a U.S. Department of Energy proposal for new efficiency standards that would cut commercial rooftop air conditioner energy use by about 30 percent, saving businesses billions of dollars.

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