PG&E provides $100,000 to GRID Alternatives to promote solar in underserved communities
Written By: Tracy Dawson Roses
July 15, 2015
On July 15, Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced a $100,000 commitment to GRID Alternatives to ensure solar is reaching underserved communities throughout Northern and Central California.
Celebrating a decade-long partnership this year, PG&E and GRID Alternatives have interconnected solar for nearly 2,500 low-income households – providing local communities an estimated $60 million in energy savings.
GRID Alternatives is a national non-profit organization that makes renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities, bringing together community partners, volunteers and job trainees to implement solar power and energy efficiency for low-income families.
Laurie Giammona, senior vice president and chief customer officer for PG&E commented:
“Throughout our 10 year partnership, PG&E has proudly invested in GRID Alternatives’ efforts to ensure underserved communities have access to solar energy, which is critical to ensuring our clean energy future in California. Together, we are working to support local economic and workforce development, community vitality and continued growth in the solar industry.”