Technology


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June 22, 2016

VIDEO: PG&E Tests Technologies that Could Offer Early Warning, Speedy Restoration after Major Earthquake

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hits the Bay Area. The devastation is widespread. Does this sound like the latest summer blockbuster? It’s not. Practicing its response to a major earthquake, PG&E staged a company-wide exercise to test the company’s readiness.

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May 26, 2016

VIDEO: Leak Survey Crews Cover Northern and Central California by Air, Land and Sea

PG&E is utilizing a diverse array of innovative tools to survey and inspect its gas infrastructure by air, by land and by sea. As this video shows, advancements in new technology are helping lead the way for the future of leak surveys.

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May 18, 2016

PG&E Sees Drone Technology as Opportunity with Safety and Reliability Benefits

PG&E constantly leverages the latest technology to improve its delivery of safe, reliable, clean and affordable services to customers. Thanks to strategic partnerships with leading innovators, PG&E has begun testing how it can use Unmanned Aerial Systems — better known as drones — to help monitor and survey its gas and electric infrastructure.

April 18, 2016

PG&E Supports Fire Department with $250,000 Birthday Gift

PG&E’s financial contribution was made in honor of the San Francisco Fire Department’s 150th birthday. The utility and first responders work closely together when disaster strikes including earthquakes.

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March 24, 2016

PG&E Delivers Best-Ever Reliability in 2015, Reduces Duration of Power Outages

PG&E delivered record electric reliability in 2015 with the average customer experiencing less than one outage during the year. PG&E’s sizable investment in its electric infrastructure and its commitment to integrating innovative technology continues to pay dividends for its customers.

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March 17, 2016

Karen Austin on LinkedIn: Why the Energy Industry Needs More Hikers and Weather Forecasters

In her latest LinkedIn Influencer blog post, PG&E Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President Karen Austin provides three examples of jobs at PG&E that haven’t historically existed at a utility company.

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March 2, 2016

VIDEO: PG&E Opens New Electric Distribution Control Center in Rocklin

As this video shows, with local government and community officials from Placer County in attendance, PG&E held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its new electric distribution control center.

February 18, 2016

PG&E Awards $200,000 to Drive Job Creation in California Communities

Economic Vitality Grants were awarded to 10 local community organizations — each will receive $20,000 to help grow a program or project focused on local business development, job creation or workforce training.

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February 17, 2016

VIDEO: Smart Grid Getting Smarter as New Technology Reduces Outage Time for PG&E Customers

PG&E’s new line sensors are providing better, real-time monitoring of the electric grid by using advanced technology that helps pinpoint power outages for faster restoration. So far, more than 500 line sensors have been installed and more are on the way.

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February 16, 2016

PG&E Completes Major Safety Milestone by Installing 235 Automatic, Remote Shut-Off Valves

PG&E has completed another significant safety recommendation issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) following the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion.

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February 16, 2016

PG&E Awards $20,000 Economic Vitality Grant to Youth Tech Incubator

As a crowd from the Watsonville community cheered, PG&E congratulated a youth tech incubator for its selection as a 2015 Economic Vitality Grant winner. The grant is just another example of PG&E’s commitment to the local communities it serves.

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February 9, 2016

Karen Austin on LinkedIn: How to Break Down Barriers for Mutual Gain

In her new LinkedIn Influencer blog post, PG&E Chief Information Officer Karen Austin discusses how sharing knowledge and information is the best way to break down barriers at work. She says the partnerships aren’t always obvious, and frequently require extra effort, but they almost always yield mutual benefits.

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February 3, 2016

Placer County: PG&E Completes Move to Industry-Leading, High-Tech Electric Distribution Control Centers

With the opening of a third electric distribution center, PG&E has completed a successful, multi-year project that has transformed how the company monitors and operates its electric grid.

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January 29, 2016

PG&E Doing Its Part to Prepare for Super Bowl 50

As the Golden State prepares to host the golden anniversary of one of the most anticipated sporting events all year, PG&E is doing its part to ensure that residents and visitors celebrating Super Bowl 50 in the Bay Area have access to safe, reliable and clean energy.

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January 21, 2016

PG&E’s Williams: Energy Industry Investments Will Benefit Customers

The energy industry must continue to modernize its infrastructure to help customers save money, provide new levels of reliability and combat climate change by accommodating large-scale renewables, PG&E President Geisha Williams said this week.

"PG&E" refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.
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