PG&E delivers some of the nation’s cleanest electric power. More than half the electricity we provide to our customers comes from sources that are renewable and/or emit no greenhouse gases. In fact, PG&E’s electricity creates approximately one-third as many greenhouse gas emissions per kilowatt-hour compared to the industry average.
PG&E customers benefit from wind energy generated from an Iberdrola Renewables site in Sherman County, Oregon. Photo courtesy of Iberdrola Renewables.
* These resources are greenhouse gas-free and/or renewable.Note: Power mix includes all PG&E-owned generation plus PG&E’s power purchases. Due to rounding conventions, the numbers above may not add up to 100%. Data is sourced from PG&E’s 10K report, filed in February 2016.
We have added more than 100 megawatts of new solar photovoltaic generation, owned and operated by PG&E, including three new solar plants dedicated last year in Fresno County.
We also continue to add solar energy to our energy supply through significant contracts with third-party developers.
Sempra Generation delivers energy to PG&E customers from a large photovoltaic solar power plant in Boulder City, Nevada, located about an hour southeast of Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Sempra Generation.
Benefiting our customers further, PG&E administers the California Solar Initiative, an ambitious program designed to boost the amount of customer-installed solar capacity in California. PG&E paid and reserved $137 million in rebates for 70 MW of both installed and currently active residential and commercial solar installations in 2011. This accounted for nearly half of the total customer applications to reserve funding for residential and commercial solar projects. Learn more about solar energy.
PG&E leads the nation by hooking up more than 60,000 solar-generating customers to the electric grid.
PG&E owns and operates the nation's largest investor-owned hydroelectric system, providing a safe and reliable source of clean energy for millions of customers.
The system is built along 16 river basins stretching nearly 500 miles—from Redding in the north to Bakersfield in the south. PG&E's 68 powerhouses, including a pumped storage facility, have a total generating capacity of 3,896 MW and rely on nearly 100 reservoirs located primarily in the higher elevations of California’s Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascade mountain ranges.
By allowing more water to pass through new streamflow release facilities, we are enhancing 22.5 miles of the Pit River and its associated habitat.