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PG&E pilots new ‘linear generator’ in Napa microgrid

The linear generator utilising natural gas and directed renewable biogas is designed to displace diesel in mobile generation applications.

Extreme wildfires spark need for more robust asset maintenance

Asset maintenance and grid resilience have never been more topical, as extreme weather events occur more frequently pushing the limits of utility preparedness.

Pacific Gas & Electric replaces poles and wires with remote microgrid

The Briceburg remote microgrid deployment is a first for the California utility and is one of a number to come.

PG&E to install AI-enabled storage optimisation platform

Pacific Gas & Electric is to deploy Fluence’s AI trading platform for optimisation and market bidding services for its 182.5MW/730MWh Moss Landing battery system.

PG&E to move half of electricity customers to time-of-use rates

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) aims to have moved 2.5 million electricity customers to time-of-use rates by March 2022.
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PG&E to pilot free residential battery storage for vulnerable customers

Pacific Gas and Electric Company has announced a new financial assistance pilot for residential customers to install home battery storage systems at no cost to them.
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PG&E bolsters community resilience with microgrid solutions

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E’s) microgrid proposals, which are designed to reduce the number of customers affected by Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events and mitigate current impacts.
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PG&E looking to secure more than 400MW in lithium-ion storage in 2020

Northern California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is asking for approval from state regulators to procure more than 400MW of lithium-ion energy storage from five projects.

5 ways utilities are helping their communities through the COVID-19 outbreak

As countries around the world put plans in place to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak, most of us are spending more time in our homes through social distancing. Even at the best of times, we rely on utilities to keep us supplied with energy and take it for granted that power and light will be at the flick of a switch.
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PG&E to plead guilty to 84 counts of manslaughter for 2018 fires

The utility announced it had reached a plea agreement with the Butte County District Attorney’s office, saving PG&E executives from prison sentences, but with a $4 million fine imposed.