Smart Grid


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August 23, 2017

VIDEO: PG&E Helping to Unlock the Grid of the Future

PG&E is working with a number of partners to unlock the power of California’s grid, finding new and innovative ways to meet the ever-chan

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August 16, 2017

PG&E Planning for Potential Effects of Solar Eclipse

​What’s big and round and blocks the sun? Yes, your patio umbrella counts. But we’re actually talking about the moon, which will hide the sun in August in a once-in-a-generation solar eclipse that could make things interesting for, well, power generation.

August 10, 2017

VIDEO: Sustainability at PG&E, Part of Long-term Mission

From collaborating with local business partners on clean energy solutions to forming a new sustainability council for guidance, PG&E is committed to a sustainable future that benefits people and the planet.

July 26, 2017

Congress Gets Smarter Grid Glimpse, Thanks to PG&E and Other Energy Companies

The future of electric distribution was on display this week at the Grid Innovation Expo in Washington, D.C., and PG&E was at the heart of it.

May 18, 2017

PG&E Projects Foretell Smarter Grid with Renewable Energy

In an ambitious application to the California Public Utilities Commission, PG&E requests approval for more than 40 new and innovative projects that will help meet the state’s energy goals and advance industry innovation.

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December 8, 2016

VIDEO: PG&E Technology Experts Finding Solutions for Global Climate Change

There’s no doubt a job in Silicon Valley is cool, but PG&E is increasingly attracting tech talent to help solve global climate change. Meet some of the employees applying tech skills at PG&E’s Applied Technology Services facility in San Ramon.

July 20, 2016

Thinking Big: Geisha Williams on How the Evolving Grid Is Poised to Combat Climate Change

In the 1960s, America had the Right Stuff, aiming to land on the moon early in the decade and achieving it by decades’ end. We still do, says Geisha Williams, president, PG&E Electric, in the current issue of Electric Perspectives, a bi-monthly magazine published by the Edison Electric Institute.

June 1, 2016

Paris Comes to San Francisco: PG&E, World Energy Ministers Follow up on Historic UN Climate Summit

PG&E leaders to take part in Clean Energy Ministerial, a global summit in San Francisco this week. The meeting brings together energy ministers from 25 nations, business leaders, industry experts and more to deliver on pledges made after last year’s historic Paris gathering.

April 13, 2016

Adapting the Utility Business Model to a Clean-Energy Future

PG&E’s Pat Hogan, senior vice president of electric transmission and distribution, talked recently about how the shift to renewables is affecting the traditional utility business model at The California Renewables Rush conference.

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March 24, 2016

PG&E Delivers Best-Ever Reliability in 2015, Reduces Duration of Power Outages

PG&E delivered record electric reliability in 2015 with the average customer experiencing less than one outage during the year. PG&E’s sizable investment in its electric infrastructure and its commitment to integrating innovative technology continues to pay dividends for its customers.

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February 17, 2016

VIDEO: Smart Grid Getting Smarter as New Technology Reduces Outage Time for PG&E Customers

PG&E’s new line sensors are providing better, real-time monitoring of the electric grid by using advanced technology that helps pinpoint power outages for faster restoration. So far, more than 500 line sensors have been installed and more are on the way.

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February 3, 2016

Placer County: PG&E Completes Move to Industry-Leading, High-Tech Electric Distribution Control Centers

With the opening of a third electric distribution center, PG&E has completed a successful, multi-year project that has transformed how the company monitors and operates its electric grid.

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January 21, 2016

PG&E’s Williams: Energy Industry Investments Will Benefit Customers

The energy industry must continue to modernize its infrastructure to help customers save money, provide new levels of reliability and combat climate change by accommodating large-scale renewables, PG&E President Geisha Williams said this week.

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December 7, 2015

PG&E’s CEO in Paris: ‘We Need a More Sophisticated Grid’

California has been on the forefront of developing a smart, resilient electric grid, but to deliver the low-carbon future that Californians want, the grid has to get even smarter. That was one of Tony Earley’s main messages this past weekend in Paris, where PG&E’s chairman and CEO is participating in a series of events surrounding the international climate talks.

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October 27, 2015

New Technology Helps PG&E Prepare For Potential Heavy Rain Season with El Niño

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.

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