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Customer Service Representative Interview Houston, TX

What do i knw about the electricity system


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My experience with the local utility is with Pacific Gas & Electric because I live in Northern California. PG&E buys power from a number of different sources including coal, hydro, natural gas, nuclear, wind and solar. The power may come from load following plants, peaker plants and merchant generators.
    PG&E's electric grid has evolved over the decades to become more complex than a single mind can comprehend. Some people say that this grid may become more delicate rather than more robust as more renewable energy is added in the suburbs. From PG&E's view, solar PV owners aren't paying their fair share of maintaining the distribution portion of the electrical grid. Homeowners with PV may counter that they sell electricity at 8 cents a kilowatt hour and must buy it at 14 cents per KwH.
Either way, the grid in Northern California will continue to evolve.

Steve Kennedy on Aug 27, 2012

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