First-of-Its-Kind Event for PG&E Assembles Innovators to Build the Bridge to California's Electrified, Decarbonized Energy Future
OAKLAND, Calif., July 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced keynote speakers for its Innovation Summit 2023 on July 25, featuring a one-on-one conversation and Q&A between Patti Poppe, Chief Executive Officer of PG&E Corporation, and Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of Tesla.
The first-of-its-kind summit for PG&E brings together entrepreneurs, start-ups, thought leaders, utility peers, private industry, national research labs, agency leaders and policymakers to collaborate in swiftly deploying novel solutions—at scale—that bridge the gap between today's energy system and California's electrified and decarbonized future.
The high-powered speaker lineup also features:
For the full agenda or to register for in-person or virtual attendance, visit PG&E Innovation Summit 2023.
The event is a part of PG&E's new Research & Development strategy initiative—a richer, more efficient and more effective cross-sector approach to addressing the most challenging issues across the electric and natural gas systems today. These include supply and load management, integrated grid planning, electric vehicles (EVs) and vehicle-to-grid applications, wildfire mitigation, undergrounding, and gas system decarbonization.
Through its new R&D Strategy Report, PG&E is sharing key insights on the highest priority challenges the company is committed to solving, including:
Innovation Pitch Fest in September
Following a technology and solution application process that opens on July 25, select applicants will be invited to pitch their technologies or solutions at the Innovation Pitch Fest in September to PG&E key decision makers and subject-matter experts.
Successful pitches have the potential to lead to a range of follow-on engagements with PG&E, including partnership, pilot, and grant opportunities, and influence over the scoping of upcoming Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) 4 projects with a total budget of $83 million.
PG&E, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square miles in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news.
SOURCE Pacific Gas and Electric Company