November 20, 2015
The modernization of the 60-year-old San Mateo Substation’s technology and infrastructure will improve safety and reliability for customers and better prepare it for continued, future operation.
November 19, 2015
In the San Francisco Bay Area, Thanksgiving time means feasting with family and holiday shopping in Union Square. But there’s another must-do tradition: the San Francisco International Auto Show at the Moscone Center.
November 16, 2015
This month, the City of Soledad received a rebate check for more than $31,000 from PG&E for energy-efficient improvements at its wastewater treament plant. In all, the improvements could save the city more than $48,000 a year.
November 13, 2015
Emergencies, such as last year’s Napa earthquake, demonstrate how PG&E’s collaboration with local emergency responders helps create a unified response that benefits customers and the community. Working with local leaders is an essential part of the utility’s response plan and another way PG&E is committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable energy.
November 6, 2015
The utility coined the term the Grid of Things for how it is connecting millions of customers and their devices to the grid to create new value and new services to meet their energy needs. It will serve as the platform for integrating and optimizing all of the new energy technologies California’s future will require.
November 6, 2015
PG&E has broken ground on its new Gas Operations Technical Training Center, a state-of-the-art facility, in the agricultural city of Winters. Said PG&E’s Nick Stavropoulos: “If we expect to be the safest, most reliable gas company in the country, we need the best workforce to accomplish that.”
November 3, 2015
PG&E customers can have a local gas service technician relight their pilot light and conduct an in-home appliance inspection at no cost. It’s all part of the utility’s commitment to safety.
October 27, 2015
New technologies that weren’t around the last time El Niño storms hit the state are helping PG&E be better prepared to respond where and when needed should heavy rain cause outages. For now, the utility’s in-house meteorology team is closely monitoring the changing weather.
October 26, 2015
Overhead work is underway that includes upgrades to about seven miles of power line and electric transmission towers in southwest Alameda County and along the Dumbarton Bridge.
October 20, 2015
Specialized portable generation systems are helping PG&E to keep lights on for customers while crews perform important work on power lines and substation equipment. Several recent successful pilot projects show the benefits of these generators on both large and small projects.
October 19, 2015
By Jil Shingledecker SAN FRANCISCO — Customer expectations are far different today than 20 years ago. Do you remember a time when the lights were on and there…
October 13, 2015
PG&E has connected 200,000 solar customers, accounting for one in every four rooftop solar households in America. And PG&E is among the fastest in the nation at connecting solar customers to the grid with an average of a five day turnaround.
October 12, 2015
With summer sticking around, here are seven key tips from PG&E to keep bills manageable and to help families stay on budget.
October 12, 2015
Currently, more than 1.4 million income-eligible customers throughout Northern and Central California are enrolled in CARE. However, an estimated 14 percent of eligible customers are not signed up for the program and are missing out on significant energy savings.
October 8, 2015
PG&E took the area’s primary natural gas transmission line out of service for several weeks, but customers were never without gas service because the utility employed a portable natural gas program to keep gas flowing.