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PG&E to Provide Energy Savings to 30 Million Square Feet of Commercial Customers by 2015

June 7, 2012


PG&E to Provide Energy Savings to 30 Million Square Feet of Commercial Customers by 2015
BCSE Member Utility Makes Commitment by Accepting Better Buildings Challenge from Federal Government

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that it accepted the Better Buildings Challenge from the White House and  U.S. Department of Energy, becoming a Better Buildings Challenge Utility Ally.  As a Utility Ally, PG&E will provide energy efficiency programs that will reach 30 million square feet of its commercial customers by 2015 – the equivalent square footage of approximately 11 Empire State Buildings.

“PG&E’s goal through the Better Buildings Challenge is to bring energy savings to 30 million square feet of our commercial customers in just under three years,” said Helen Burt, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of PG&E.  “Customers, businesses and communities all share a stake in our success, and the Better Buildings Challenge represents a new and important way for us to work together.”

PG&E’s commitment to the Better Buildings Challenge is part of its strong record of working with customers to deliver cost savings and energy savings through energy efficiency.  Since 1976, PG&E’s programs have avoided the release of more than 168 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, based on cumulative lifecycle gross energy savings.

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, please see the full press release.