Energy Savings

October 8, 2015

Smart Grid Delivering Improved Reliability, More Use of Renewables, PG&E Reports Says

PG&E continues to make strong progress in adopting technology that improves the safety, reliability and resiliency of the power grid while giving customers new options for managing their energy and saving money.

October 8, 2015

Don’t Buy More Energy

As crazy as it sounds, we’re happy when customers use less energy. In fact, we’ll bend over backwards to help you do it.

October 6, 2015

PG&E Launches New Demand Response Pilot Program

PG&E today (Oct. 6) launched a Request for Offers for the first phase of its Demand Response Auction Mechanism pilot program.

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September 24, 2015

When Energy Savings Hit Your Eye like a Big Pizza Pie, That’s Amore

In San Ramon this week, PG&E’s Food Service Technology Center hosted a pizza party to showcase the food industry’s newest pizza ovens. As this video shows, the event also was an opportunity to demonstrate to restaurant owners the many ways the center helps commercial kitchens save energy and money.

September 24, 2015

PG&E Celebrates 200 Businesses Stepping Up and Powering Down

Since launching “Step Up and Power Down” in June, more than 200 San Francisco and San Jose businesses have taken PG&E’s pledge to do just that. Step Up and Power Down is an initiative built on the premise that small actions can add up to big impacts to reduce energy waste.

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September 10, 2015

10,000 PG&E Customers Save Energy and Money Through Home Upgrade Program

More than 10,000 customers have completed the Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade program across its service area and received more than $27 million in incentives to help offset the cost of energy efficiency upgrades.

September 10, 2015

Can We Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

With renewable sources of energy increasing, we’re actually seeing an overabundance of electricity. The question is how do we find affordable ways to store that energy? That’s the topic of PG&E Corp. Chairman, CEO and President Tony Earley’s latest editorial on California’s clean energy future.

August 28, 2015

What’s the Cleanest Energy? (You’ll be Surprised)

If someone asked you to name the cleanest type of energy on the planet, what would you pick? Nuclear? Solar? Wind? Hydropower? Thermal power from beneath the ground? Actually, the answer is none of the above.

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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.

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.

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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