June 12, 2012
More than nine million SmartMeters now service the utility’s gas and electric accounts, one of the biggest such deployments in North America. As a result of PG&E’s leadership, more than 90 percent of its customers now enjoy access to special tools to save energy and money, as well as operational benefits such as prompt service turn-on and fast outage detection.
May 17, 2012
More than 50 software developers submitted entries in the Energy Department’s $100,000 Apps for Energy contest, sponsored by PG&E. And now the public gets to pick their favorite.
May 16, 2012
PG&E says 9 million of its customers now have a SmartMeter. That means that 93 percent of installations are complete, and most customers now have access to energy- and cost-saving benefits of the meters.
May 14, 2012
PG&E President Chris Johns spoke about safety, reliability and affordability, three key focus areas for the company.
May 2, 2012
Thanks to information delivered by their SmartMeter, Tom Lyons and his family found out that doing small things can add up to big-time savings. In one year, the Silicon Valley family has reduced its energy use by 17 percent.
April 3, 2012
PG&E customers can now share and compare their energy use with friends around the nation on Facebook with a new social energy application. The app, created by Opower in partnership with Facebook and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), provides insight into individual energy use while fostering friendly competition.
March 29, 2012
Called eRev, for extended-range electric vehicle, the VIA pickup can run on electric power and then use its gasoline engine to finish a trip. That means fuel savings and fewer emissions.
March 21, 2012
PG&E is testing new technologies, some enabled by SmartMeters™, which have been installed in nearly 9 million homes in Northern and Central California. Among the technologies PG&E is testing: a thermostat app, an in-home device that monitors electricity use in near real-time and personalized energy reports mailed to homeowners.
March 16, 2012
PG&E provides funding, typically of up to a million dollars, to local government customers, including associations and quasi-government groups, to help them demonstrate and measure innovative ways to deliver energy savings. PG&E and the program participants both undertake to spread the lessons learned so other public agencies can adopt best practices.
February 15, 2012
In the two weeks since the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) authorized PG&E to offer analog meters to residential customers instead of SmartMeters™, the utility has gotten about 4,400 opt-out requests from its residential customers. Of those 4,400 requests, about 2,800 of those customers already have analog meters, so they’ll be keeping the meters at their homes.