November 18, 2015

Two Utility CEOs on Importance of Electric Vehicles, Potential Impact on Climate Goals

To get a sense for why we feel so passionately about electric vehicles, I encourage you to read an opinion piece on the subject co-authored by PG&E’s Tony Earley and Jim Piro, the president of Portland General Electric.

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November 6, 2015

PG&E Breaks Ground on $75 Million State-Of-The-Art Gas Training Facility

PG&E has broken ground on its new Gas Operations Technical Training Center, a state-of-the-art facility, in the agricultural city of Winters. Said PG&E’s Nick Stavropoulos: “If we expect to be the safest, most reliable gas company in the country, we need the best workforce to accomplish that.”

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November 4, 2015

PG&E Showcases Innovative Solutions to Real-World Utility Challenges

PG&E’s Applied Technology Services lab is called the “golf ball” due to its unusual shape. Recently, the golf ball-shaped lab was the site of PG&E’s annual internal innovation event where every year some of the company’s brightest and most imaginative minds come together.

October 30, 2015

PG&E Reports Drought Response to Board of Forestry

PG&E reported to the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection this week on its 2015 drought response efforts to help prevent wildfires.

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October 27, 2015

New Technology Helps PG&E Prepare For Potential Heavy Rain Season with El Niño

New technologies that weren’t around the last time El Niño storms hit the state are helping PG&E be better prepared to respond where and when needed should heavy rain cause outages. For now, the utility’s in-house meteorology team is closely monitoring the changing weather.

October 15, 2015

PG&E to Step Up the Addition of Electric Vehicles to its Fleet

During the recent wildfire in Calaveras County, a PG&E exportable power truck provided all the energy needed to power a church where residents took shelter. Today, the utility announced plans to invest a third of its annual fleet purchases in electric vehicles and plug-in-hybrid vehicles.

October 13, 2015

Modernized Substation Improves Reliability for San Francisco Customers

This month, PG&E put the finishing touches on a project eight years in the making — the modernization of its Mission Substation. These enhancements will improve reliability for customers while also lowering maintenance and operations costs.

October 8, 2015

Smart Grid Delivering Improved Reliability, More Use of Renewables, PG&E Reports Says

PG&E continues to make strong progress in adopting technology that improves the safety, reliability and resiliency of the power grid while giving customers new options for managing their energy and saving money.

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September 24, 2015

When Energy Savings Hit Your Eye like a Big Pizza Pie, That’s Amore

In San Ramon this week, PG&E’s Food Service Technology Center hosted a pizza party to showcase the food industry’s newest pizza ovens. As this video shows, the event also was an opportunity to demonstrate to restaurant owners the many ways the center helps commercial kitchens save energy and money.

August 21, 2015

PG&E Joins Community Leaders in Opening New Electric Control Center

PG&E opened its new state-of-the-art electric Distribution Control Center in Concord. The $40 million, high-tech facility will help manage PG&E’s more than 140,000 miles of electric distribution lines that serve nearly 16 million Californians.

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August 20, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Opens New $40 Million State-Of-The-Art Electric Control Center in Concord

New infrastructure investment will provide enhanced reliability and resiliency for PG&E customers and is the second of three distribution control centers to open. Together, the centers will manage more than 140,000 miles of electric distribution lines that serve nearly 16 million Californians.

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August 10, 2015

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

North Valley residents may notice an increased presence of PG&E crews in the coming week as the utility continues its mission of becoming the safest and most reliable provider of natural gas in the nation.

July 9, 2015

PG&E Hosts Event in San Ramon to Focus Teen Girls on STEM Careers

PG&E and nonprofit Girls Inc. hosted an event to encourage young girls to pursue careers related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an effort to boost the number of women working in these fields.

July 8, 2015

PG&E-Funded Wildfire Cameras Help Rescue Stranded Woman Who Gave Birth in Forest

PG&E-funded wildfire cameras have only been operating in Butte County since June and already they have provided value that simply can’t be measured. In this case, the technology may have saved lives. Two of them, to be specific.

June 25, 2015

What Will the Future of Energy Look Like? (Hint: It’s the Color of Kermit the Frog)

If we’re doing our jobs right in the utility industry, customers don’t notice us much. The lights stay on, the gas keeps flowing, and people continue to live comfortably. But behind the scenes, a lot of strategizing and prognosticating is going on as PG&E leader Elisabeth Brinton shared at this week’s Grid Edge Live.

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