PG&E Opens Electrical Distribution Grid Control Center in Concord
Last week, Geisha Williams, President, Electrical Operations for PG&E, presided over the opening in Concord of our new state-of-the-art center for power operations.
This new control center will provide enhanced reliability to our customers by increasing visibility and awareness of what is happening on the electrical grid in real time. This site will oversee power operations for 3.1 million customers in the Bay Area and Central Coast.
This $40 million complex employed 300 local union workers during construction and will house 85 PG&E employees.
Special guests who spoke at the grand opening included Congressman Mark DeSaulnier and Concord Mayor Tim Grayson. Both spoke of the boost to the local economy this new center will provide and the increased reliability to customers by linking to the smart grid system.
Ms. Williams stressed PG&E’s commitment to providing educational opportunities to students to ensure they our prepared for the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) jobs of the future. To that end, Ms. Williams presented Mrs. Kissinger, principal at Ygnacio Valley Elementary School in Concord, accepted a $20,000 from PG&E to provide scholarships for 5th graders to attend science camp in the 2015-2016 school year.
Geisha Williams, President, Electrical Operations, PG&E and Mrs. Kissinger, Principal, Ygnacio Valley Elementary School, Concord, CA