Technology


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September 17, 2014

Karen Austin on LinkedIn: Cracking the Code, or How to Recruit for Success

In her most recent LinkedIn Influencer blog, PG&E’s Karen Austin talks about how she recruits top talent in a very competitive marketplace.

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September 11, 2014

PG&E’s Elisabeth Brinton: ‘Our Vision Is to Make the Best Grid Ever’

PG&E envisions building a “grid of things” that allows all of the pieces in the digital world to work together — therefore adding tremendous value to those things. That was one of the key messages PG&E’s Elisabeth Brinton delivered Wednesday at Greentech Media’s Soft Grid conference in Menlo Park.

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September 10, 2014

PG&E’s Chris Johns: A 21st Century Grid Is Essential in Meeting Customers’ Evolving Expectations

The challenge — and opportunity — for utility companies including PG&E is to not only predict what the energy landscape will look like 10 years from now, but also prepare to make it possible, said PG&E President Chris Johns at a meeting of industry leaders this week.

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September 4, 2014

Earthquake-Damage Models Helped PG&E Restore Service in About 24 Hours After Napa Temblor

High-tech earthquake-damage modeling helped PG&E respond more quickly and effectively to the recent magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa County. In cases like the Napa County earthquake, which hit on Aug. 24, the models help deploy PG&E’s field teams to conduct inspections and make emergency repairs.

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August 11, 2014

PG&E Uses Helicopters to Wash Power Lines and Improve Reliability

PG&E uses specialized helicopters to wash its power lines. The washing keeps the lines free of dirt and other materials that can lead to power outages. And the helicopters can cover more power lines much more quickly than a line-washing truck.

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August 6, 2014

PG&E’s Gas Transmission Modernization Plans Promise Boost to State’s Economy

PG&E’s gas transmission infrastructure plans over the next three years would support thousands of jobs, tens of millions of dollars in state and local tax revenue, and hundreds of millions of dollars in business sales if approved by state regulators, according to a new study.

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August 1, 2014

Meet the Interns: Puerto Rico’s Adrian Figueroa Working Toward Electrical Engineering Career

Adrian Figueroa wasn’t sure what to expect when he traveled from Puerto Rico to California for an internship at PG&E. He was pleasantly surprised.

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July 14, 2014

PG&E Testing New Monitoring Technology for Gas Pipelines

New technology helps remotely monitor the structural health of pipelines using ultrasonic waves to provide advance warning of changes.

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July 9, 2014

PG&E-funded Central Coast New Tech High School Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders

Students at this innovative school in San Luis Obispo County are excited about the hands-on learning their school provides, as this video story shows. And school officials say none of it would have been possible without PG&E’s support.

July 2, 2014

Building a New Kind of Infrastructure for California

In PG&E Perspectives, Tim Fitzpatrick shows how PG&E is using technology to deliver safe, reliable and affordable service. As it has for its entire history, PG&E is integral to California’s growth and success, but now that infrastructure building is smarter and more digital, Fitzpatrick writes.

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June 13, 2014

Finding Faults: Team Tests New Technology That Will Improve Electric Reliability

PG&E customers are experiencing some of the most reliable electric service in company history. But how do you improve safety, reliability and customer satisfaction? In San Ramon, a small team is experimenting with technology that eventually will benefit millions of customers.

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June 3, 2014

Pipeline Test in Mojave Desert Presents Unique Situation

PG&E conducted a pipeline pressure test in the Mojave Desert, including inside a military base, while keeping gas flowing to customers. This video tells that story.

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June 3, 2014

Always Efficient, PG&E Power Plants Are Now Award-Winning, Too

The chemistry program at two PG&E power plants recently won a best-practices award. The program at the Colusa and Gateway plants helps the plants to run efficiently and more effectively integrate renewables into the grid.

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May 20, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Using New Tool to Check Outside of Pipelines for Dents, Corrosion

PG&E is working with a new, cutting-edge technology that will look for corrosion or dents on the outside of gas pipelines. As this video story shows, the 3D Toolbox is as easy to use as a digital camera.

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May 2, 2014

VIDEO: Innovative Gas Leak Detection Technology Combined with Super Crews Result in Improved Safety, Efficiency

A PG&E pilot project capitalizes on an innovative leak-detection tool and mobilizes large numbers of PG&E gas workers concentrating on repairs in a specific area. As this video shows, the pilot project has been a success.

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