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Californias PG&E Looks to Estimating Department for Efficiency

In the late 1980s, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) saw the writing on the wall. With more than 94,000 square miles of service territory, PG&E began to mobilize for the day when competition would inevitably come to the electric industry.

Automation Awards

RAM Mobile Data recently signed a contract with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) to equip its field service representatives with wireless data communications capabilities that will help to streamline the utility`s field service operations. Under the terms of the contract, San Francisco-based PG&E will secure wireless data communications services from RAM Mobile Data. Mobile Data Solutions Inc. is providing the software and interface to the RAM Mobile Data network.

PG&E Makes Connections for a Competitive, Diverse Future

Utilities in the United States have operated in a regulated environment for the past 100 years. Now sweeping changes in California, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, New York and New England are opening these markets to competition. Companies in these markets will need to embrace new technologies for an edge in gathering and using marketing information and becoming more cost effective. California`s Assembly Bill 1890, which became law Sept. 23, 1996, is being called the industry`s "most reaching" to-dat

In-Home Energy Monitoring on Trial

Brooklyn Union has announced that it is joining Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI) and Microsoft Corp. in testing an energy information service known as "EIS." Customers using the service in Brooklyn Union`s territory will be able to monitor and manage their household energy consumption using personal computers.