New Industry Partner Announced: PG&E
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – June 06, 2011
The Institute for Energy Efficiency is pleased to announce Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) as the latest member of the Industry Partners Program. The Industry Partners Program supports the programs and operations of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, and the commercialization of energy efficient technologies by fostering collaborative interactions between partners and the Institute.
This partnership continues PG&E's long-standing commitment to supporting the research and development of energy efficient technologies and community outreach through education. In 1976, PG&E was amongst the first utilities to offer energy efficient programs to their customers and in 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded PG&E an ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of it's continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency.
PG&E's groundbreaking energy efficiency programs include:
- Business and Consumer Electronics incentive program, a first-of-its-kind program that helps businesses and consumers become more informed about the benefits of purchasing energy-efficient electronic products;
- Automated Benchmarking Service program, which allows customers to track and assess energy and water consumption of large office buildings;
- Solid State Lighting efforts, which help customers select quality light-emitting diode (LED) products that are appropriate for their applications; and
- Food Service Technology Center, which provides nationally recognized energy efficiency consulting services to the commercial food service industry.
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/about/.