Technology


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March 16, 2017

Building a Better Electric Grid, for a Better California

In a new opinion column, CEO Geisha Williams explains that to unleash the full potential of the electric grid, PG&E and other companies need to continue making significant investments.

March 15, 2017

PG&E Gas Leak-Sensing Fleet Sweeps Area to Enhance Customer Safety

Novato residents may notice an increased presence of PG&E crews working in their neighborhoods this week as the utility continues its mission of becoming the safest and most reliable natural gas provider in the country.

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March 14, 2017

PG&E Delivered Second Best Reliability in History in 2016, Despite Challenging Weather

In 2016, the average duration of power outages for a PG&E customer was 109 minutes. That was up slightly from 96 minutes in 2015, but still represented the second-lowest total in history and reflects a 35 percent improvement over the past decade.

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February 16, 2017

PG&E Deploys Its First Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Facility featuring Tesla Powerpack Technology

Building on the success of its Vaca-Dixon and Yerba Buena battery storage systems, PG&E recently deployed its third energy storage facility in Yuba County. Co-located with PG&E’s Browns Valley substation roughly 50 miles north of Sacramento, the new, 500 kW/2000 kWh battery storage system is PG&E’s first lithium-ion energy storage facility and features Tesla Powerpack technology.

February 16, 2017

PG&E Corporation Reports Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2016 Financial Results

PG&E Corporation’s (NYSE: PCG) full-year 2016 net income after dividends on preferred stock (also called “income available for common shareholders”) was $1,393 million or $2.78 per share, as reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

January 31, 2017

PG&E Among First Energy Companies to Implement Earthquake Early Warning Technology

PG&E is working with private and publicly-funded technology technology developers to begin using earthquake early warning technology as part of its seismic response efforts. It’s just the latest example of the company’s dedication to a committed, proactive approach to emergency preparedness.

January 13, 2017

PG&E Installs Technology to Improve Electric Reliability in Los Molinos

The new, pole-mounted SCADA devices being installed will help improve electric reliability and benefit more than 4,000 homes, farms and businesses in the Los Molinos area about 25 miles northwest of Chico.

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January 12, 2017

California’s Big Bright Renewable Future

Renewable energy is on the rise across America, and California is leading the way. In the latest opinion column on the state’s clean energy future, PG&E’s Geisha Williams explains how renewable energy is now a way of life in California and that PG&E is committed to ensuring that all customers have access to its benefits.

December 14, 2016

A Look into the Future: Employees Discuss Evolving Grid at Electric Technology Forum

PG&E employees got an inside look at the grid of the future from colleagues who are bringing it to life every day.

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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.

December 7, 2016

PG&E Installs Innovative Methane Detection Technology

PG&E has become the first energy company in the U.S. to pilot an innovative methane detection device developed for the Methane Detectors Challenge, a groundbreaking partnership between Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), oil and gas companies and distributors, U.S.-based technology developers, and other experts.

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November 29, 2016

PG&E Launches New Tools to Support Electric Vehicle Adoption in Northern and Central California

PG&E released a new report and interactive map to support and ease the installation of critical electric vehicle fast chargers in Northern and Central California. The goal is to help increase electric vehicle adoption and extend electric vehicle benefits across communities.

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November 18, 2016

PG&E Aerial Smoke Patrols Spot Dozens of California Wildfires in 2016

PG&E played a significant role in helping spot and report wildfires before they could become larger thanks to daily flights conducted over much of the energy company’s service area in the past four months.

November 4, 2016

PG&E Corporation Reports Third-Quarter 2016 Financial Results

PG&E Corporation’s (NYSE: PCG) third-quarter 2016 net income after dividends on preferred stock (also called “income available for common shareholders”) was $388 million, or $0.77 per share, as reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). GAAP earnings for the same period in 2015 were $307 million, or $0.63 per share.

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November 2, 2016

VIDEO: Technology Helping PG&E Become Resilient to Climate Change to Better Serve Customers

The climate is changing, dramatically and rapidly. Resilience to climate change is important for PG&E and its customers. As this video shows, PG&E’s precipitation monitoring is getting a boost and that accurate data means being a better energy provider.

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