Energy Savings


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.

December 2, 2016

Zero Net Energy Building Designs Honored at PG&E-Sponsored Competition

PG&E and the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) today (Dec. 2) announced the winners of the sixth annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy (ZNE) building design. The competition has awarded six student and professional winners with a total of $25,000 in prizes.

November 22, 2016

PG&E Encourages Customers to Go Green on Black Friday

Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season and while not everyone is thinking about their energy use, a good bargain on the latest appliance or electronic this month can end up adding more to your electric bill next month and beyond.

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November 21, 2016

Save Energy When Cooking Your Thanksgiving Feast

Making a delicious Thanksgiving meal for family and friends requires energy from you … but also from your appliances.

October 31, 2016

Free Kill-A-Watt Lending Program Helps Customers Save Energy

PG&E has made Kill-A-Watt toolkits available for checkout at the Lake County Library. Customers can borrow the devices, for free, and use them to measure how much energy household appliances consume.

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October 26, 2016

Businesses Empowered to Build an Energy Efficiency Movement

Sometimes all it takes is a rubber chicken to remind others of the importance of saving energy. Employees in the City of San Jose did just that recently when they participated in a campaign called “Power Down Unplucked.” As this video shows, the campaign is empowering customers to feel that they can make a difference when it comes to climate change.

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October 24, 2016

PG&E Tells Customers to Beware: Don’t be Spooked by Energy Savings Urban Legends

Urban legends, myths, folklore: call them what you want. This Halloween, PG&E is debunking energy savings urban legends by separating fact from fiction around five popular myths that just don’t add up.

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October 19, 2016

PG&E Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Holds Workshop on Energy Savings

On Tuesday, PG&E held a workshop at Bakersfield’s Mercado Latino that helped celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and provided information to Spanish-speaking customers about energy savings and programs.

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October 12, 2016

PG&E Collaborates on Low Carbon Microgrid with Humboldt County Tribe

Sustainability is a guiding principle for the Blue Lake Rancheria, a Native American tribe located between coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean in Humboldt County. As this video shows, PG&E is among the groups helping them in their quest to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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