Beginning in 1905 in California, Pacific is one of the largest combinations of natural gas and electric in the United States. There are nearly 20,000 employees who carry out the day to day work of delivering PG&E resources everyday. PG&E delivers natural gas and electricity to nearly 15 million people throughout Northern and Central California. They continue to be regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission that was created in 1911 by the state legislation. Their service area covers a radius from Eureka in the north to Bakersfield in the south, from the Pacific ocean in the west to the Sierra Nevada in the east. There nearly 142,000 circuit miles of electric distribution lines and 18.000 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines. They have nearly 43,000 miles of Natural Gas distribution pipelines and 6500 miles of transportation pipelines. 5.1 million people hold electric accounts and 4.3 hold gas accounts.
PG&E’s energy comes from a variety of sources. Their electricity system is made to be sure to deliver the safest reliable energy to its customers. They will buy or produce their energy from either conventional or renewable generating sources. They are always looking for more ways to make the delivery of their services more efficient and keeping up with a modern grid is one way for them to do so. Making sure that their grids are using the most modern technology, they are able to create more efficient and reliable energy, cleaner energy and more green jobs. The introduction of Smart Grid is a way for California to empower their vision for a low carbon economy. Not only will the grid allow for a cleaner environment. It will help customers reduce the cost of their electric bill, improve its reliability, enhance efficiency, and support integrations of renewable resources, such as wind and solar at Www.PGE.Com. There are challenges of course with keeping up with the demand of electricity with using the smart grid, such as supply and demand. But with the smart grid operators being trained to react quickly to rapid changes they are able to adjust the electricity accordingly and manage the grid more efficiently. The Grid allows for more use from renewable resources proving to be a win-win for everyone. PG&E customers also rely on another renewable resource for their energy and that is their natural gas.
Natural gas is California’s key energy source. There are nearly 1.5 million pipelines laid for transmission and distribution of the gas. The many of the major cities, natural gas is their top choice for cooking and heating. PG&E delivers gas to more than 4 million people and has for over 100 years. PG&E strives to keep their public and employees save at all times. With their comprehensive inspections they can ensure that they are using the safest method possible to transmit and deliver their gas to their customers.
PG&E responded to their customers about a “greener option”. They are proud to announce some news that will reflect just that. September 28, 2013 the Shared Renewable Program Bill was approved by Governor Brown. This bill allows for customers to support 100 percent renewable energy. Under the new plan participants will pay full cost of the new renewable energy supplies built, but will receive credit for avoided PG&E generation cost. More information regarding this may be found at http://www.pge.com/mybusiness/environment/pge/greenoption/ or at Www.PGE.Com
P&E remains committed to the needs of the community and the environment. They hold themselves accountable for all their actions. They are constantly working to improve their operations and address concerns as promptly as possible.
PG&E offer you the facility to start of stop your service at any time. To start your service call 1-800-PGE-5000 or visit at Www.PGE.Com