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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

San Francisco, California

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is one of the nation's largest utilities, serving approximately 6 million customers across 70,000 square miles in northern and central California. PG&E is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for innovative approaches to pursuing greater energy efficiency in commercial buildings and kitchens, as well as computers and consumer electronics. This is the second time PG&E has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key 2009 accomplishments include:

  • Adding nearly 1,100 buildings as users of PG&E's automated benchmarking system (ABS), for a total of more than 2,300 buildings since 2007. 
  • Enhancing its ABS to automatically notify account managers when a customer has enrolled, giving them an additional means to engage customers in the utility's portfolio of energy efficiency programs.
  • Saving businesses and consumers 4.37 MW and 25 GWh through its efforts to promote ENERGY STAR qualified computer and electronics products, which involved training more than 1,400 sales associates, placing 15,000 point of purchase materials, garnering over 65 million media impressions, and developing a strategic relationship with CNET.
  • Facilitating the purchase of 1,000 units of ENERGY STAR qualified commercial food service equipment, saving its food service customers nearly 3.8 million kWH and more than 150,000 therms annually, and providing in-depth technical expertise and advice through its Food Service Technology Center.