By Adrienne Moore
PG&E is set to unveil new initiatives and services to support customers in electrification at the upcoming 2024 World Ag Expo Feb.13-15 in Tulare. With nearly 100,000 attendees annually, the World Ag Expo is a prime platform for PG&E to highlight its commitment to serving agriculture customers and prioritizing community safety.
The expo provides a unique opportunity to engage directly with the roughly 40,000 livestock producers, farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness professionals, whom PG&E is proud to serve. With the agricultural industry contributing $50 billion to California’s economy, the event plays a vital role in recognizing and supporting these customers with innovative energy solutions resulting in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Visitors to the 6,400-square-foot PG&E Pavilion can meet directly with Ag Energy Advisors who can educate customers on ways to reduce energy costs, save money, improve operations, reduce emissions, and strengthen energy resiliency. With a theme of “Electrification on the Farm,” the PG&E booth will feature a variety of displays, demonstrations, and equipment to showcase options and resources that ag customers have today to support their operational needs.
Demonstrations include gas and electric safety, pole climbing, alongside displays of electric tractors, forklifts, and mowers. Special sessions will focus on interconnecting customers’ Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) supply to PG&E’s pipeline system, offering an additional income stream for farmers while decarbonizing the gas system and improving air quality for our communities.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the World Ag Expo, where we can demonstrate our ongoing commitment to safety, sustainability, and customer service,” said Christine Forster, PG&E Agriculture Manager. “Our participation in this event underscores our dedication to supporting the agricultural community and advancing energy solutions that benefit both customers and the environment.”
PG&E is committed to delivering RNG for California. Agricultural waste can be used to create RNG and prevents the release of methane that would otherwise go into the atmosphere. RNG can be used to displace diesel in heavy duty trucking, used in a fuel cell to make clean electricity, or as a feedstock to make hydrogen. PG&E has received over two billion cubic feet of California-made RNG into its pipeline system since 2022.
PG&E’s Eric Larson, Gas Interconnection Manager, and Steve Moorleghen, Business Development & Marketing, will host a seminar entitled “RNG with PG&E, Interconnecting Your Secondary Income Stream” to inform attendees about the process and value of delivering RNG into the PG&E system.
PG&E invites customers and stakeholders to visit booth #AB19 at World Ag Expo and learn more about how the company is empowering California’s agricultural future and contributing to achieve the state’s climate goals.
Event date, time & location
World Ag Expo
Feb. 13-15, 2024
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4500 S. Laspina St., Tulare CA 93274
Educational seminar date & time
Feb. 14 (Wed.)
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