Energy Savings


June 22, 2017

PG&E Announces Seventh Annual Zero Net Energy Design Competition

PG&E and the American Institute of Architects, California Council today (June 22) announced the seventh annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy building designs. The competition is open for entries from students and professionals worldwide now through Jan. 30, 2018.

June 14, 2017

How to Keep your Air Conditioner Healthy as Summer Heats Up

This week, temperatures are expected to heat up to 100 degrees or more in many parts of California including Sacramento, Bakersfield and Fresno. Get prepared by taking advantage of PG&E’s program to ensure your air conditioner is running smoothly, reducing energy costs.

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June 7, 2017

Construction of Zero Net Energy Home Saves Money, Provides Long-term Benefits for Homeowners

California has set ambitious energy goals for all new homes to be built to a zero net energy (ZNE) standard by 2020. These homes are designed from the start to be super energy efficient and offset the energy they do consume through onsite renewable energy generation such as rooftop solar.

May 30, 2017

Infographic: Keep Cool and Reduce Your Energy Usage

PG&E offers these tips to help you to beat the heat and save money all summer long.

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May 23, 2017

Homeless Shelter Receives Much-Needed Energy Savings Assistance

As the largest facility of its kind in Santa Maria, Good Samaritan Shelter is used to lending a helping hand to those in need. But recently, the shelter was on the receiving end of assistance that could help it financially for years to come.

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April 25, 2017

PG&E Marketplace Launches One-Stop Shop for Energy-Efficient Products

PG&E Marketplace, an easy and user-friendly website for customers to find energy-saving appliances and consumer electronics, has been updated with a new user interface and design.

April 11, 2017

Drought or Not, PG&E Assists Farmers with New Water Management Technology

In support of Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for all customers to make water conservation a new way of life, even as he declared the official end to the current drought, PG&E is announcing new water management tools for agricultural customers.

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April 6, 2017

PG&E and California Cities Surpass Energy-Saving Goals for Step Up and Power Down Initiative

Five cities participating in Step Up and Power Down surpassed their energy-saving goals. As this video shows, the initiative was built on the premise that small action can add up to a big impact for California’s sustainable future.

March 9, 2017

Spring Forward with Savings

For many people, the benefit of Daylight Saving Time is the arrival of more daylight, spring time and more time outdoors. PG&E encourages its customers to emphasize savings — not just daylight, but dollars, too.

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February 16, 2017

PG&E Deploys Its First Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Facility featuring Tesla Powerpack Technology

Building on the success of its Vaca-Dixon and Yerba Buena battery storage systems, PG&E recently deployed its third energy storage facility in Yuba County. Co-located with PG&E’s Browns Valley substation roughly 50 miles north of Sacramento, the new, 500 kW/2000 kWh battery storage system is PG&E’s first lithium-ion energy storage facility and features Tesla Powerpack technology.

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February 14, 2017

Fresno County Dairy Benefits from PG&E Energy Efficiency Partnership

Rollin Valley Farms in Riverdale has been around for generations and brothers Andy and Donny Rollin want to do whatever they can to save money and energy. The farmers have established a close relationship with PG&E’s Jason Witte who is helping their business become more energy efficient.

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February 6, 2017

Conserving Oceans and Energy a Powerful Message at Monterey Bay Aquarium

For more than 30 years, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has thrilled visitors who marvel at the wonders of the ocean — playful sea otters, colorful fish and even sharks.In addition to its awe-inspiring sea life, its main message is that our very survival depends on healthy seas. As this video shows, that conservation includes the many ways the aquarium saves energy.

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January 5, 2017

Napa County: LED Streetlight Program Reaches Milestone

In Napa County, PG&E recently converted streetlights as part of its initiative to make nighttime lighting safer, more reliable and more energy-efficient. PG&E is beyond the halfway mark of its three-year program to equip 150,000 company-owned streetlights with the most efficient and reliable fixtures on the market today.

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January 4, 2017

PG&E, Staples Work Together to Bring Energy Efficiency to California Stores

When the Alliance to Save Energy recently honored business solutions provider Staples for being an industry leader in energy efficiency, the retailer thanked PG&E for its partnership, working with their 46 stores in Northern and Central California.

December 8, 2016

Take Control of Your Energy Bills this Winter with PG&E’s Energy Alerts

Residential customers have a new way to take control of their energy bills this winter. With PG&E’s Energy Alerts, customers can better manage their energy usage and budgets.

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