April 10, 2014
PG&E will begin providing electric service to approximately 800 former Hercules Municipal Utility (HMU) customers starting today (April 10). The acquisition by PG&E marks the end of a long process to sell HMU to a utility company with the ability to provide electric services on a more efficient, reliable and cost-effective basis.
January 16, 2014
PG&E delivers power to millions of people, but energy efficiency — which provides immediate cost savings for businesses and residential customers who use less energy — has become a vital part of the company’s operation. In Berkeley today, PG&E CEO and Chairman Tony Earley told a national energy efficiency group that saving energy is one of the best ways to counteract rising infrastructure costs while benefiting the environment.
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 11, 2013
For a utility like PG&E, providing safe, reliable and affordable power is critical. But doing so for millions of Californians requires being able to forecast where and when that power will be needed, and its impacts on the electric grid. This year, PG&E is using new software that’s helping the utility forecast its power needs. And SmartMeters are playing a major part.
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.