November 7, 2013
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
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
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.
October 9, 2013
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 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.
April 26, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
November 6, 2012
PG&E’s San Ramon Technology Center, managed by the utility’s Applied Technology Services (ATS) group, provides the utility with a myriad of specialized services, from evaluating the safety of protective clothing to inspecting gas pipelines with X-rays to discover invisible flaws.And it’s doing a lot of work to make sure the tools of the smart grid work well for customers.
October 1, 2012
In a new report produced today, PG&E offers the clearest picture yet of its evolving Smart Grid and describes many of the key pieces in detail. What emerges from its 2012 Smart Grid Annual report to the California Public Utilities Commission is the fact that the PG&E’s Smart Grid is no longer just an aspiration or a vision. It is fast becoming a reality, with measurable and tangible customer benefits