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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 largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States, serving about 6 million customers across 70,000 square miles in northern and central California. PG&E has a long history of promoting ENERGY STAR to raise consumer awareness of energy efficiency. Building frameworks like its Trade Ally Network, PG&E is able to enhance the effectiveness of its energy efficiency portfolio through proactive, focused relationship building and program support. PG&E is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for exemplary efforts in using energy performance information to enhance its commercial program delivery. Key accomplishments include:

 

         Adding more than 1,400 buildings as users of PG&E's automated benchmarking system in 2010, for a total of nearly 4,000 buildings since 2007.

         Incorporating benchmarking information in segment specific factsheets and Web pages, rebate catalogs, and sales presentations.

         Offering "You've Benchmarked Your Building: What Next?" customer workshops to use benchmarking information to provide energy management solutions.

         Expanding its internal and external training and support tools to make automated benchmarking both scalable and user-friendly.

         Participating actively as an industry leader by guiding peer utilities through the implementation of automated benchmarking.

         Working with retailers through its Trade Ally Network to deliver energy savings of 30.8 MW, 155 GHW, and 3.4 M therms in 2010 alone.