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Save Money and Energy by Helping the Power Grid This Summer

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — With the new Power Saver Rewards Program being launched this month, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers will be rewarded for saving energy during select hot days through October. The purpose is simple: Saving energy on hot days reduces the strain on California’s grid. “The Power Saver Rewards Program is truly a win-win as customers will be rewarded ...

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PG&E and CFF Help to Bolster Wildfire Safety & Preparedness

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — During California’s Wildfire Preparedness Week May 1-7, 2022, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the California Fire Foundation (CFF) are announcing their continued partnership in support of wildfire safety and preparedness. PG&E and the PG&E Corporation Foundation are providing, in the aggregate, $1.4 million to CFF’s Wildfire Safety and Preparedness Program (WSPP). Now in its fifth ...

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PG&E to Expand Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings

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PG&E Expands Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings Following Significant Wildfire Prevention Success During 2021 Pilot Settings Automatically Turn Off Power Within One-Tenth of a Second When a Hazard on Powerline is Detected PG&E Pledges Improved Customer Outreach, Offers Portable Power and Additional Support for Schools, Hospitals and Those with Access or Functional Needs MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — With California’s growing wildfire risk, ...

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New Technology Lets PG&E Customers Backup Their Home’s Power

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 SAN FRANCISCO — As part of its work to build a stronger, more resilient energy grid for the hometowns it serves, PG&E successfully developed a first-of-its-kind personal microgrid backup power transfer meter device for customers that fully integrates into PG&E’s existing electric SmartMeter system. The device provides customers with a more reliable solution for interconnecting backup power sources, such as portable ...

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