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News articles and insights on Pacific Gas and Electric related to microgrids, distributed energy and power shut offs

PG&E Announces 6 New Remote Microgrids Coming in 2024

May 14, 2024
The utility is using remote microgrids to eliminate overhead distribution lines in high fire threat areas, reducing wildfire risks and improving reliability.

Exploring the Potential of Community Microgrids Through Three Innovative Case Studies

April 8, 2024
Community microgrids represent a burgeoning solution to meet the energy needs of localized areas and regions. These microgrids are clusters of interconnected energy resources,...

Bidirectional Charging Gains Ground with Toyota Project and Federal, California Bills

Nov. 27, 2023
“I've been working in clean DER my entire 30-plus years career; vehicle-to-grid integration is an order of magnitude bigger and more important than any other DER resource,” said...
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PG&E Testing Bidirectional Charging to Power Mobile Microgrids

Sept. 28, 2023
California’s largest utility believes bidirectional electric vehicles and chargers will play a key role in California’s energy transition, reducing emissions and bolstering electric...
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PG&E Opts for “Radical Collaboration” with Operators of Microgrids and DERs with DERMS

July 31, 2023
No longer is PG&E holding its cards close to its chest, said Schneider Electric's Don Wingate. With a DERMs system, PG&E has opted for transparency and collaboration with community...
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Microgrids created electric sanctuaries amidst the devastation of Hurricane Ian

Oct. 7, 2022
Look at all of the microgrids that kept the power flowing, often to vital services, while Hurricane Ian pummeled the electric grid.
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How microgrids performed during the summer heatwave

Sept. 19, 2022
From Texas to California to Oregon multi-tasking microgrids bolstered the grid and kept air conditioners running during this summer’s brutal heatwave.
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PG&E and New Sun Road to reduce wildfire risk with remote grids

Aug. 22, 2022
In California now almost every season seems like wildfire season. New Sun Road and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) have announced a partnership that they believe will help to mitigate...
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California wastewater and waste management agencies plan microgrid, issue RFQ/RFP

July 4, 2022
Monterey One Water, a wastewater facility in Monterey, California, plans to develop a microgrid that will be shared with a co-located waste management plant, and it has issued...