Pacific Gas & Electric, San Francisco, CA

PG&E completed a PowerLine Guardian installation on their 230 kV system in Northern California in 2015. This project also includes implementation of a wireless communication and control system, with the goal of supporting eventual Energy Management System (EMS) integration.

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“We’re seeing a lot of change in the electric utility industry right now. Primarily driven by all the renewables that we are interconnecting. We are seeing a lot of change in new demand from our customers on how they want to use grid relative to electric vehicles, some of the other new technologies, and then we are going to see some changes relative to retirement of a lot of the fossil generation facilities across the country.”

Gregg LemlerVice President, Electric Transmission Operations
Pacific Gas & Electric Company

“The innovative use of distributed power flow control is an important element for making the transmission grid more dynamic and resilient.  We are constantly seeking technologies that will lower energy costs for our customers, and welcome the opportunity to put a potential solution to the test.”

Tony EarleyChairman, CEO, and President
Pacific Gas & Electric Company

“The innovative use of distributed power flow control is exactly what the transmission grid needs. We are excited about the possibilities of positively impacting our grid.”

Gregg LemlerVice President, Electric Transmission Operations
Pacific Gas & Electric Company