Pacific Gas and Electric Company

San Francisco, California

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is one of the nation's largest utilities, serving approximately 15 million customers in northern and central California. For more than a decade, PG&E has worked with the ENERGY STAR program to develop and implement energy management strategies, standards, and promotions to help its customers save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is the second time PG&E has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key 2008 achievements include:

         Advancing its Automated Benchmarking Service for commercial buildings by making it available to all interested customers; the company has automated the transfer of energy data for more than 1,300 buildings.

         Reducing peak demand by 1.5 MW through the More than a Million initiative, which helps organizations achieve energy savings across their fleet of buildings.

         Securing 15 additional corporate commercial customers, each with a goal of reducing peak demand by 1 MW.

         Participating in the 2008 ENERGY STAR Recycle My Old Fridge campaign, recycling more than 40,000 appliances and helping consumers save 23 million kWh in energy use.

         Sponsoring a Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR tour event in San Francisco, CA, which resulted in more than 1,500 people taking the ENERGY STAR Pledge.

         Raising awareness of ENERGY STAR qualified homes by offering a home-buying kit, including video testimonials from ENERGY STAR homeowners, educational brochures describing energy-saving features and functions, and an easy-to-use home finder that maps out ENERGY STAR qualified new homes throughout PG&E's service territory.

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