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
September 7, 2012
Market researchers predict that more and more consumers will whip out their credit cards—or their mobile payment apps—to buy smart appliances. Smart washing machines will lead the way, mainly because consumers find it easiest to defer using them until off-peak hours to save money.
August 13, 2012
Two of PG&E’s Smart Grid leaders have been singled out in the latest issue of Intelligent Utility magazine as among the electric power industry’s “top 12 utility champions” based on independent nominations from admiring peers.
July 12, 2012
The non-profit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) reports that the United States ranks only 9th out of 12 major economies in energy efficiency. The United Kingdom now leads the pack, followed by Germany, Japan and Italy. (The 12 economies, collectively consume two-thirds of the world’s energy.)