Smart Grid


September 19, 2014

PG&E Ranks No. 1 in Smart Meter Deployments

PG&E leads the nation in the deployment of electric smart meters, according to a new report from The Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation.

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September 18, 2014

PG&E Joins U.S. Reps. McNerney and Ellmers, Industry Partners in Launch of Bipartisan Grid Innovation Caucus

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association and GridWise Alliance today commended Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) on the launch of the Grid Innovation Caucus as a new congressional caucus. NEMA and GridWise and their organization’s members, including PG&E, will join Representatives Ellmers and McNerney to officially launch the caucus.

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September 11, 2014

PG&E’s Elisabeth Brinton: ‘Our Vision Is to Make the Best Grid Ever’

PG&E envisions building a “grid of things” that allows all of the pieces in the digital world to work together — therefore adding tremendous value to those things. That was one of the key messages PG&E’s Elisabeth Brinton delivered Wednesday at Greentech Media’s Soft Grid conference in Menlo Park.

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September 10, 2014

PG&E’s Chris Johns: A 21st Century Grid Is Essential in Meeting Customers’ Evolving Expectations

The challenge — and opportunity — for utility companies including PG&E is to not only predict what the energy landscape will look like 10 years from now, but also prepare to make it possible, said PG&E President Chris Johns at a meeting of industry leaders this week.

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August 1, 2014

Meet the Interns: Puerto Rico’s Adrian Figueroa Working Toward Electrical Engineering Career

Adrian Figueroa wasn’t sure what to expect when he traveled from Puerto Rico to California for an internship at PG&E. He was pleasantly surprised.

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May 22, 2014

PG&E Hosts Smart Grid Job Fair on May 22

PG&E hosts its first Smart Grid Job Fair today (May 22) at the Pacific Energy Center at 851 Howard Street in San Francisco. The event will include seven companies looking to hire for a variety of jobs in the areas of smart grid and energy analytics.

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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.

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