Welcome!

News Feed Item

PG&E Expands Plans To Relocate Gas Operations Personnel, Adds Electric Transmissions

Acquisition of additional space at San Ramon facility underscores focus on safety by centralizing staff for increased collaboration and coordination of operations

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced it has signed a 10-year lease on additional space at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, Calif., adjacent to 6121 Bollinger Canyon Road, which the company acquired in March 2012 to build a state-of-the-art gas control center. The new facility, 6111 Bollinger Canyon Road, will now accommodate approximately 700 staff from gas operations and electric transmission operations in more than 145,000 square feet.

The expansion of PG&E's footprint at Bishop Ranch further reinforces its continuous improvement effort to ensure public and staff safety and improve reliability and operational performance. By bringing teams together that have typically been dispersed across the Bay Area, PG&E will increase collaboration and coordination across its gas operations and electric transmission operations – a significant development that will further improve the safety and reliability of its operations and 24/7 monitoring of its systems.

The new building is five stories, of which PG&E staff will occupy two full floors and a partial third floor, with other third-party corporate tenants occupying the remainder of the space. Approximately 260 electric transmission operations staff from Oakland, Concord and San Francisco and 450 gas staff will occupy the second, third and fourth floors. Those relocating to 6111 Bollinger Canyon Road are scheduled to move mid-2013.

PG&E conducts regular evaluations of its facilities to determine if they are well-suited to ensure the safe, reliable operations of the electric system both now and in the future. As part of these evaluations, PG&E determined that its electric transmissions operations would be enhanced by relocating from the aging building at 1919 Webster in Oakland to a more modern and larger office. The new facility at 6111 Bollinger Canyon Road is designed with large floor plans allowing PG&E to house Electric Transmission Line & Substation Engineering and Design, System Protection, System Automation, Project Management & Asset Strategy functions on one contiguous floor under the same roof.

The company already has a significant footprint in San Ramon including 3401 Crow Canyon, San Ramon Valley Conference Center, and San Ramon Technology Center. The new facility is in addition to the 250,000 square foot space that PG&E leased at 6121 Bollinger Canyon Road in the Bishop Ranch business community. About 1,000 people could occupy that location by year's end, which is set to include the state-of-the-art gas control center, expected to be complete by mid-2013. The center will be responsible for monitoring PG&E's vast network of gas distribution and transmission pipelines 24 hours a day.

The facilities at Bishop Ranch are well-designed and constructed using the latest building codes to help facilitate safe operations in the event of seismic activity. This was a major consideration, as the building will house PG&E staff, records and engineering plans that are critical to the safe operation of its gas operations and electric transmission systems.

In September 2012, Gas Operations began relocating staff to 6121 Bollinger Canyon Road. Moves will continue in waves through mid-2013.

ABOUT PG&E
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/ and www.pgecurrents.com.

ABOUT BISHOP RANCH
Bishop Ranch (www.bishopranch.com), developed by Sunset Development Company, is located on 585 acres adjacent to 1-680 in the San Ramon Valley in Contra Costa County. Recognized by the prestigious Urban Land Institute for excellence in design and development, Bishop Ranch includes more than 10 million square feet of office space in 14 complexes. It is home to more than 550 companies and their respective 30,000 employees. The business community includes corporate office space to more than 35 Fortune 500 companies, as well as dining, shopping and hotel accommodations.

SOURCE Pacific Gas and Electric Company

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
With more than 30 Kubernetes solutions in the marketplace, it's tempting to think Kubernetes and the vendor ecosystem has solved the problem of operationalizing containers at scale or of automatically managing the elasticity of the underlying infrastructure that these solutions need to be truly scalable. Far from it. There are at least six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments. In this presentation, the speaker will d...
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might...
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it's important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. "Fly two mistakes high" is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Le...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
As Cybric's Chief Technology Officer, Mike D. Kail is responsible for the strategic vision and technical direction of the platform. Prior to founding Cybric, Mike was Yahoo's CIO and SVP of Infrastructure, where he led the IT and Data Center functions for the company. He has more than 24 years of IT Operations experience with a focus on highly-scalable architectures.
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
CI/CD is conceptually straightforward, yet often technically intricate to implement since it requires time and opportunities to develop intimate understanding on not only DevOps processes and operations, but likely product integrations with multiple platforms. This session intends to bridge the gap by offering an intense learning experience while witnessing the processes and operations to build from zero to a simple, yet functional CI/CD pipeline integrated with Jenkins, Github, Docker and Azure...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Dhiraj Sehgal works in Delphix's product and solution organization. His focus has been DevOps, DataOps, private cloud and datacenters customers, technologies and products. He has wealth of experience in cloud focused and virtualized technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage. He has spoken at Cloud Expo for last 3 years now in New York and Santa Clara.
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-centricity. Traditionally, they focused on digitizing processes and paper workflow. To be a disruptor and compete against new players, they need to gain insight into business data and innovate at scale. Cloud and cognitive technologies can help them leverage hidden data in SAP/ERP systems to fuel their businesses to accelerate digital transformation success.
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application portability. In this session we'll describe best practices for "configuration as code" in a Kubernetes environment. We will demonstrate how a properly constructed containerized app can be deployed to both Amazon and Azure ...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.