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July 23, 2014

Revenue Assurance Investigative Team Puts Focus on Safety

Tampering with PG&E equipment to steal electricity can pose a serious risk of fire and injury, which is why the revenue assurance team is working so hard to curb energy theft.

April 10, 2014

PG&E to Provide Electric Service to Former Hercules Municipal Utility Customers

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.

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January 16, 2014

Tony Earley: Energy Efficiency More Important Than Ever

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.

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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.

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October 11, 2013

SmartMeter Data Helping PG&E Accurately Forecast Electricity Needs

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.

May 22, 2013

PG&E Joins Energy Efficiency Leaders at EE Global Forum in Washington, D.C.

PG&E shared its energy-efficiency success story this week as the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) kicked off its sixth annual EE Global Forum.

June 12, 2012

PG&E Catches the Wave on SmartMeter Deployments

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

Watts the Best App? Apps for Energy Contest Now Open for Public Voting

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 Reaches Major Milestone with 9 Millionth SmartMeter

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.

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May 14, 2012

VIDEO: PG&E’s Goal is to Have “Safest Operations in Country,” Chris Johns Says

PG&E President Chris Johns spoke about safety, reliability and affordability, three key focus areas for the company.

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May 2, 2012

Energy Detective Solves High Power Mystery

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.

May 2, 2012

Austin: Technology Helping Customers Save on Their Energy Bills

Karen Austin, a PG&E senior vice president and its chief information officer, took part in the 2012 Milken Institute Global Conference. She said recently available technology already is saving energy and money for the company’s customers.

May 2, 2012

PG&E Corporation Reports First Quarter Results

PG&E Corporation’s first quarter 2012 net income after dividends on preferred stock was $233 million, or $0.56 per share, as reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). This compares with $199 million, or $0.50 per share, for the first quarter of 2011. Results for both periods reflect significant charges incurred in connection with the company’s natural gas pipeline operations.

April 5, 2012

$100,000 Apps for Energy Contest Launches Today

The $100,000 Apps for Energy competition to create innovative, energy-saving applications for smart phones, tablets and other devices begins today (April 5). The deadline for entries is May 15. The contest, sponsored by the Department of Energy, PG&E and Itron, was announced last month in Washington, D.C.

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April 3, 2012

New Facebook App Lets PG&E Customers Share, Compare Energy Use with Friends

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.

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