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Pacific Gas and Electric Company's High Tech Energy Efficiency Program Wins National Achievement In Program Innovation

Release Date: February 12, 2008
Contact: PG&E External Communications (415) 973-5930

PHOENIX – Pacific Gas and Electric Company is pleased to announce that the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) – a member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, energy management and distributed renewable resources – has awarded PG&E’s high tech energy efficiency program its Outstanding Achievement in Program Innovation Award as part of a national awards program to recognize excellence in the energy services field.

PG&E’s high tech energy efficiency program led the nation in capturing energy efficiency opportunities in the high tech industry – an industry that is increasingly focused on reducing energy capacity and use. “This category received a record number of nominations, all peer-reviewed, and PG&E’s nomination was selected for its innovation and effectiveness,” noted Meg Matt, AESP President and CEO.

In addition to receiving this national honor, PG&E’s Program Manager for Demand Side Policy Albert Chiu participated in a panel discussion on Pricing and Demand Response at the 18th Annual National Energy Services Conference. Joining him as a conference participant was PG&E Supervisor of Customer Energy Services Rafael Friedmann, who moderated a panel on Market Research and Evaluation. Bill Miller, principal regulatory analyst for Customer Energy Efficiency at PG&E, accepted PG&E’s National Achievement in Program Innovation Award.

"We have developed program and service offerings for the high tech industry, and sharing our knowledge with customers and others will drive energy savings and environmental benefits even more widely in this rapidly expanding market," said Duane Larson, senior manager of Customer Energy Efficiency for PG&E. "By working side-by-side with our customers, PG&E continues to build on our history of outstanding energy efficiency programs. Today, we honor those customers as the true drivers of our success."

PG&E is a national leader in helping its customers use energy efficiency as a cost-effective way of reducing their energy bills and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past three decades, PG&E’s 85 distinct residential and commercial energy efficiency programs have helped customers save more than 118 million megawatt-hours of electricity and 10.7 billion therms of natural gas. These joint efforts helped our customers save more than $22 billion in energy costs, while preventing more than 135 million tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

Founded in 1989 as a not-for-profit association, AESP is a member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, energy management and distributed renewable resources. AESP provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience.

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