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Pricy Power for PG&E Customers!

Today and tomorrow are the first Peak-Day Pricing (PDP) events of 2012 for Pacific Gas & Electric. That means that for commercial customers throughout Northern California electricity is about to get very expensive. From 2 PM  until 6 PM on  Monday July 9th and Tuesday July 10th, PG&E’s E-19 customers will pay $1.20/kWh! Here at […]

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PG&E Residential Rates Get a New Tier

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has done a re-org to their residential rate structure.   In an effort to show a more accurate cost of generation and encourage conservation, PG&E’s new rate structure converts generation and distribution into flat rates and adds a new set of tiered rates called the Conservation Incentive Adjustment (CIA). The goal is […]

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PG&E Interactive Energy Bus Stop

Yesterday, I passed a MUNI bus stop here in San Francisco and something caught my eye. I’ve seen interactive bus stops before so seeing a couple of kids playing with the screen didn’t stop me to take a picture. What caught my eye was the topic of the interactive ad: “Time-Varying Pricing.” PG&E has created […]

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The PG&E Marketing Hoax

If you catch one of the PG&E SmartMeter ™ ads on TV, you might get excited by what they promise. The ads are slickly produced, with customers describing how cool it is to ‘See Your Power,’ receive ‘Energy Alerts’ and manage how much energy you use. The trouble is, the ads are ‘forward-looking‘, and more […]

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Privacy: the “Sleeper Issue” in Smart Grid 2.0

“We recognize that privacy needs to be designed right the first time, and built into the main architecture of our products and services,” says Jason Riley, CEO and Founder of Genability. “In the energy data context, we need to get it right from the outset. We want to earn and retain the trust of the energy consumer.”

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