PG&E Collaborates with Portable Electric To Offer Cleantech Solutions
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PG&E Collaborates with Portable Electric To Offer Cleantech Solutions

By Energy CIO Insights | Monday, October 12, 2020

Portable Electric, partners with Pacific Gas and Electric Company to improve the safety and preparedness of communities in relation with the 2020 wildfire season.

FREMONT, CA: Portable Electric, a technology company in portable renewable energy systems electric generators, join forces with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy firms in the United States, to make Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events smarter and improve the safety and preparedness of local communities in connection with the 2020 wildfire season.

The safety of consumers is the most important responsibility of PR&E understand power shutoffs impact all customers, especially those with medical needs. The company is operating with local organizations to offer portable batteries to customers who rely on medical equipment to live. It hopes that these batteries will help reduce fear and keep the customers safe before, during, and after a shutoff.  Portable Electrics VOLTstack e-Generators conventionally powered film productions and high-end film device globally, but in the COVID-19 aftermath, the Vancouver-based clean energy company implemented its units to focus on the demands of medical facilities coping with the crisis.

Portable Electric has always stepped up to help those in need. In 2018 Portable Electric sent a truckload of VOLTstack units and solar panels, and trained technicians to assist in relief efforts after Hurricane Florence.

PG&E and Portable Electric's alliance has already paid dividends. Earlier this year, a VOLTstack 20k E-generator was deployed to the Food Bank of Nevada County in Grass Valley during a PSPS event. The VOLTstack 20k powered the food bank's refrigeration, lighting and communication devices. The food bank was able to process and deliver 1,153 boxes of food during the week, which would have been lost without the clean energy unit. As part of the partnership, several VOLTstack e-Generators will be delivered to food banks, school cafeterias and customers with higher energy needs by the end of the year.

Portable Electric (PE) is a Vancouver-based tech disruptor that builds, rents and sells the VOLTstack E-generator, revolutionizing the way power is delivered. They provide film productions, event organizers, construction sites, disaster zones and more, an alternative to noxious gas and diesel generators.

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