Performing tests on facilities featured on Discovery Channel’s MythBusters program

We have the only high-current and high-voltage electrical test facilities of their kind west of the Mississippi. Our facilities can perform equipment tests up to 80,000 amps at 480 volts, and up to 700 kilovolts (kV) in an environmentally controlled condition.

We’ve performed tests for other electric utilities and Fortune 500 companies that own electric distribution or transmission systems. Our test facilities have been featured on the Discovery Channel’s MythBusters program.


Learn about our testing services

We offer the following testing services:

  • Performance
  • Dielectric
  • Research and development
  • Failure analysis
  • Incident re-creation

Learn about the equipment we test

We test the following types of equipment:

  • Aerial lift trucks
  • Electrical insulating components
  • Power cables and cable system accessories
  • Grounding equipment and accessories
  • Switch equipment
  • Transmission line and substation hardware
  • Superconductive substation equipment


Explore the benefits of PG&E equipment testing

When you test equipment at our facilities, your business benefits by:

  • Confirming equipment specifications before performing system-wide installations
  • Verifying performance before introducing new products to the marketplace
  • Ensuring that equipment is safe and personnel are protected while working with equipment
  • Receiving accurate and reliable test results from an electric utility industry expert
  • Accessing our facilities that are conveniently located in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Knowing that our testing fees are competitive