Smart Grid


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January 14, 2014

Transmission and Distribution World Magazine Features PG&E’s Smart Grid Lab in Latest Issue

T&D World Magazine, a trade publication for professionals in the utility industry, features PG&E’s Smart Grid Lab in San Ramon and the cutting edge research they perform on behalf of customers, as its cover story this month.

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December 18, 2013

Silicon Valley Continues Strong Lead in Smart Grid Jobs

Silicon Valley has almost two and a half times as many smart grid sector jobs than California as a whole, according to updated results of an economic analysis of smart grid innovation and deployment. PG&E teamed with the City of San Jose and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group on the report.

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November 7, 2013

Five Questions: PG&E’s Dasso on How Smart Grid Improvements Benefit Customers

Years ago, PG&E began developing new technologies that are now providing residential and business customers with safe, reliable and affordable electricity. In this Currents Q&A, PG&E’s Kevin Dasso — named a smart grid pioneer this week — talks about how the smart grid benefits customers and how the technology will evolve.

October 23, 2013

Energy Leaders Examine Future of Grid

Fong Wan, a PG&E vice president, participated in a Town Hall panel today in Sacramento sponsored by the operator of California’s power grid. He and other industry leaders emphasized that careful planning will help create a more reliable and flexible grid that will benefit customers in a cost-effective manner.

October 10, 2013

How the Smart Grid Pays Off

The national Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative just issued a major report documenting benefits on the order of $100 per customer per year from real-world smart grid implementations. And, as Jonathan Marshall says in his NEXT100 blog,PG&E appears to be investing in all the right areas to help consumers enjoy a big payoff from more efficient, more reliable and cleaner electric service.

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October 9, 2013

Johns: Electric Utility of the Future Starts with Getting Basics Right, Listening to Customers

In an address to the California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday (Oct. 8), in San Francisco, President Chris Johns explained PG&E’s vision for what the utility of the future will look like.

October 2, 2013

PG&E’s Smart Grid Update: Improved Service, Expanded Benefits for Customers

PG&E provided an update to state regulators that shows the utility’s progress on its Smart Grid plan for modernizing the electric grid to improve safety and reliability while delivering a host of energy and cost savings to customers. The report also describes how new and future Smart Grid projects enable the grid to accommodate new technologies that benefit customers.

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September 11, 2013

PG&E Leaders Talk to National Policymakers about Grid Modernization at Women in Energy Event in Washington

New tools and technologies will spur innovation and provide customers with broader choices, four PG&E officers told a group of leading women policymakers and innovators in energy on Tuesday. Geisha Williams, Karen Austin, Melissa Lavinson and Helen Burt took part in the Women in Energy event sponsored by Third Way.

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April 26, 2013

VIDEO: New Center in Concord Will Enhance Electric Reliability for PG&E Customers

In Concord today, PG&E broke ground on the first of three new electric distribution control centers that will house new smart grid technology, enhancing electric reliability for customers. The centers are part of PG&E’s ongoing commitment to upgrade and modernize its operations to provide customers with the safest, most reliable electric service possible.

March 11, 2013

Greentech Media Names PG&E as One of Top Companies for Smart Grid Implementation

PG&E has been named as one of America’s top 10 utilities for smart grid implementation. Greentech Media and GTM Research will honor the winners of its 2013 The Networked Grid Utility Awards later this month.

February 27, 2013

Head of Electric Operations Discusses How PG&E is Solving Issues Related to Distributed Generation

At the ARPA-E conference in Washington today, PG&E’s Geisha Williams talked about how the utility is dealing with the influx of distributed generation, such as solar.

February 14, 2013

Intelligent Switches Will Isolate Outages, Minimize Impact on Customers

PG&E construction crews began work this month on a significant project of installing smart grid technology in El Dorado Hills to enhance the local electric system for its customers.

February 13, 2013

Intelligent Switches Will Isolate Outages, Minimize Impact on Customers

PG&E construction crews began work this month on a significant project of installing smart grid technology in Solano County to enhance the local electric system for its customers.

December 20, 2012

CPUC Approves Research Partnership between California Utilities, Livermore Lab

California’s investor-owned utilities, including PG&E, will work in partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to help create computer models to research and plan the state’s clean-energy future.

December 3, 2012

PG&E’s CIO Talks Innovation, Customer Empowerment in Forbes Blog

Karen Austin, PG&E’s chief information officer, spoke to Forbes’ NetAppVoice blog about how the company’s Information Technology (IT) department is improving safety and efficiency for both customers and employees.

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