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High-Tech Robot Is Latest Pacific Gas and Electric Company Pipeline Safety Innovation

PG&E's Tests New In-Line Inspection Technology That Inspects Once Unpiggable" Pipelines Attention Broadcast: B-roll available SAN FRANCISCO – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is testing a new wirelessly controlled twenty-foot long robot to inspect its gas transmission pipelines as part of the utility's effort to increase pipeline safety throughout their service area. The robot uses...

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Test & Measurement

PG&E Strengthens Pipeline Safety with Cutting-Edge Inspection Technology

Customized smart pig" in-line inspection tool by 3P Services will help to improve safety and integrity of pipelines SAN FRANCISCO – Building on its efforts to enhance pipeline safety throughout Northern and Central California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that it will add a new, customized in-line inspection device to its growing suite of technology used in the field....

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Computer Hardware & Peripherals

PG&E Mobile Technology Initiative Provides Crews with Remote Access to Digital Maps of Gas Pipelines

SAN FRANCISCO -- Riding co-pilot with Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PGE) gas construction crews this summer will be 400 of the latest ruggedized laptops that provide access to detailed utility maps, a critical tool during emergencies. Touch-screen access to layers of digital maps provides a detailed matrix of streets and PGE's gas and electric lines to show crews where to shut off gas, make...

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Test & Measurement

PG&E Seeks to Upgrade SmartMeter(TM) Technology to Enhance Customer, Operational Benefits

Utility expects upgraded technology will more than pay for itself through operational savings while improving customer service SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12 - Pacific Gas and Electric Company is seeking approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to begin installing next-generation high-tech electric meters during the next phase of its ongoing SmartMeter(TM) program. The new meters would...

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Robotics

High-Tech Robot Is Latest Pacific Gas and Electric Company Pipeline Safety Innovation

PG&E's Tests New In-Line Inspection Technology That Inspects Once Unpiggable" Pipelines Attention Broadcast: B-roll available SAN FRANCISCO – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is testing a new wirelessly controlled twenty-foot long robot to inspect its gas transmission pipelines as part of the utility's effort to increase pipeline safety throughout their service area. The robot uses...

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Test & Measurement

PG&E Strengthens Pipeline Safety with Cutting-Edge Inspection Technology

Customized smart pig" in-line inspection tool by 3P Services will help to improve safety and integrity of pipelines SAN FRANCISCO – Building on its efforts to enhance pipeline safety throughout Northern and Central California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that it will add a new, customized in-line inspection device to its growing suite of technology used in the field....

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Computer Hardware & Peripherals

PG&E Mobile Technology Initiative Provides Crews with Remote Access to Digital Maps of Gas Pipelines

SAN FRANCISCO -- Riding co-pilot with Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PGE) gas construction crews this summer will be 400 of the latest ruggedized laptops that provide access to detailed utility maps, a critical tool during emergencies. Touch-screen access to layers of digital maps provides a detailed matrix of streets and PGE's gas and electric lines to show crews where to shut off gas, make...

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Company News

PG&E Forms New Advisory Group to Ensure That SmartMeter(TM) Program Follows Best Practices for Customers

New Panel of Experts, Customers and Regulators Will Help Guide Utility's Meter Rollout SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31 -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today the formation of the SmartMeter(TM) Technical Advisory Panel (TAP), a group of experts, regulators, business stakeholders and customers, to review the impact of PG&E's SmartMeter(TM) program on customers and help the utility...

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Company News

PG&E Solicits New Renewable Energy for Its Customers

SAN FRANCISCO, March 7 -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company today announced it has issued a formal solicitation for new renewable energy on behalf of its five million electric customers. This is the utility's sixth renewable energy solicitation since 2002. Renewable energy is a cornerstone of PG&E's broader strategy to deliver clean, safe and reliable energy to our customers throughout northern...

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Test & Measurement

PG&E Seeks to Upgrade SmartMeter(TM) Technology to Enhance Customer, Operational Benefits

Utility expects upgraded technology will more than pay for itself through operational savings while improving customer service SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12 - Pacific Gas and Electric Company is seeking approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to begin installing next-generation high-tech electric meters during the next phase of its ongoing SmartMeter(TM) program. The new meters would...

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Company News

PG&E and Ausra Announce 177 Megawatt Solar Thermal Power Agreement

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5 /-- Pacific Gas and Electric Company today announced that it has entered into a 177 megawatt solar thermal power purchasing agreement with Ausra Inc. The project, to be located in central California, is being developed by Ausra. Today's agreement between PG&E and Ausra highlights how clean energy will create jobs in California while delivering a reliable source of renewable...

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Company News

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Adds More Renewable Geothermal Energy to Electric Mix

New Agreement to Provide Enough Renewable Electricity for Nearly 100,000 PG&E Customers SAN FRANCISCO, March 6 / -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced it has entered into a contract with Military Pass- Newberry Volcano Project, LLC to purchase up to 120 megawatts (MW) of renewable geothermal energy resources to help meet its customers' future electricity needs. Electric generation from...

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Company News

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Expands Its Leadership Role in the Research and Development of the Hydrogen Super Highway

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15 / -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company, which has the fourth largest alternative-fuel truck fleet in the nation, today expanded its leadership role in the research, development and utilization of clean fuel technology as DaimlerChrysler handed over the keys to three hydrogen fuel cell (F-Cell) vehicles. Through daily use, the aptly named F-Cells will supply DaimlerChrysler...

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PG&E Proposes Program to Give Customers an Opportunity to Help the Environment by Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Voluntary Climate Protection Program First-of-its-Kind in the Nation for Utility Customers SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25 -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company has submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for a new and innovative environmental program that will allow interested customers to contribute toward a cleaner California. This voluntary program would be available to...

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