Are you a current PG&E Customer?  PG&E is offering a new Continuous Energy Improvement (CEI) program to help small and medium size manufacturers identify ways to save money by reducing electricity and natural gas usage. 

PG&E’s CEI program offers participants training and tools to reduce energy intensity through comprehensive management and continuous improvement approaches. This program will challenge participants to:

  1. Identify and prioritize energy savings opportunities in their facilities
  2. Incorporate energy efficiency metrics into business operations
  3. Develop and implement actionable energy management strategies
  4. Identify energy champions within the organization that will facilitate (1), (2), and (3)

About the CEI Program:

  • The CEI program is FREE to PG&E’s manufacturer customers
  • This program is offered through a partnership with The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence (Manex)
  •  In-person and online training options will be offered, focusing on common energy consuming equipment and energy efficiency opportunities
  • All courses are taught by expert instructors with many years’ teaching experience
  • Participants will have opportunities to engage in projects and share ideas with a cohort of managers and owners of similarly sized companies in related industries
  • In addition to technical training, participation also includes valuable services such as personalized site visits and energy assessment
  • There is NO COST to participate in the CEI program

About The Training:

There will be a total of Five Planned Cohorts. The cohorts will be a combination of online and classroom based training as well as onsite visits and energy assessments and audits.

There are a total of 14 Training Modules, covering a wide range of training and energy efficiency areas that include:

  •  Baseline Analysis
  • Approach to energy efficiency
  • Lighting Systems
  • Motor Drive Systems
  • Compressed Air Systems
  • Fluid Flow Systems
  • Steam Systems
  • Process Heating / Cooling Systems
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Combined Heat and Power
  • Lighting, Motors, HVAC, EMS/SCADA
  • Energy Savings Opportunities
  • Plant Visits
  • Site Surveys

 About Manex:

The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence (Manex), a private non-profit corporation, was established in 1995 to provide services to small and mid-size manufacturers in Northern California.  As an MEP affiliate, our mission is to create solutions for manufacturing growth and profitability by helping manufacturers reduce costs, increase revenue and develop a strong workforce.  We accomplish these goals by creating solutions, value and advantages for each manufacturer.

As a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce, MEP offers a range of effective resources to help manufacturers identify opportunities that will accelerate and strengthen their growth and competitiveness in the global marketplace.

 Next Steps:

To get more information about CEI or learn whether this program might be right for your organization, contact Michael Shabaka at 925.807.5101 or