Tag Archives: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Will Renewables Finally Drive a Distributed Generation Revolution?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor My first job in the utility industry was as a cogeneration engineer with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). PG&E was years behind schedule in getting its nuclear power plant Diablo Canyon … Continue reading

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How Could the Lights Go Out at the Super Bowl?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor When I worked for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in the late 1980s, the San Francisco area hosted a classic World Series in which the San Francisco Giants played against their … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Pipeline Safety: A Crisis or a Manageable Issue?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor San Bruno, Calif.; Allentown, Pa.; Sissonville, W.V.; Cleburne, Texas. Listening to the media coverage on towns impacted by natural gas disasters, it seems believable that the 230,000 miles of gathering lines, 300,000 … Continue reading

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All Gas Companies are Affected by the San Bruno Pipeline Rupture

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Safety and emergency response are critical to pipeline and distribution operations.  In general, the industry has a very strong safety record.  But every so often accidents do occur, and the consequences can … Continue reading

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