Drought Collaboration Video with PG&E

Tuolumne Utilities District and Pacific Gas and Electric Company unite to highlight the collaboration that is needed during the drought in a video produced by PG&E, “Partnering during the Drought.” This two minute video filmed in July, on location at Lyons Reservoir, will be released this week in coordination with PG&E’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report.

The video highlights how PG&E is effectively managing its hydroelectric resources during California’s drought―working to meet their customers’ energy needs through extensive planning, due diligence and engagement. It features PG&E’s work with the Tuolumne Utilities District as an example of how they work closely with water agencies, first responders and regulatory agencies to help address drought impacts. This includes conserving water in reservoirs so clean, affordable hydropower will be available during peak demand periods.

  • During the video it highlights how PG&E has worked closely with the Tuolumne Utilities District to manage the limited water supplies in Tuolumne County.
  • PG&E has conserved water in their reservoirs so hydropower was available during peak demand periods, and as much water as possible will be available to support drinking water, environmental considerations, and other needs.
  • PG&E made operational changes, including temporarily suspending power generation at the Spring Gap Powerhouse.

To view the video click on http://www.pgecorp.com/sustainability/videos.jsp, “Partnering During California’s Drought”.

Video Participants Included:

  • Tom Scesa, General Manager, Tuolumne Utilities District
  • Alvin Thoma, Director, Hydro Licensing, PG&E
  • Jim Gill, Manager, Power Generation, PG&E
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