December 7, 2016
(Washington,D.C. – December 07, 2016) Pacific Gas and Electric Company(PG&E) became the first energy company in the U.S. to pilot an innovativemethane detection device developed for the MethaneDetectors Challenge (MDC), a groundbreaking partnership betweenEnvironmental Defense Fund (EDF), oil and gas companies and distributors,U.S.-based technology developers, and other experts.
The technology, which is being tested as atool to continuously monitor for unplanned releases of methane, was installedlast month at a PG&E natural gas storage facility.
2016年12月7日 太平洋天然气和电力公司(PG&E) 是美国第一家能源企业,也是甲烷气体探测设备研发竞赛产品的试点企业, 与EDF(美国环保协会)是开创性的伙伴关系。
Methane, the keycomponent of natural gas, is emitted across the U.S. oil and gas supply chainat a rate of more than 9.8 million metric tons per year. Technologies thatcontinuously detect methane emissions offer opportunities to not only improveair quality and operational efficiency, but also recapture resources that wouldotherwise be wasted—all while limiting contributions to climate change.About 25 percent of today’s global warming is driven by emissions of methane, apotent greenhouse gas.
Continuous 24-hour monitoring offered by thistechnology could cut the time it takes to detect leaks from months to hours. Thiswould lead to improved environmental performance and operational efficiency ofgas infrastructure.
“At PG&E, we believe that climate changeis, in fact, a reality and we maintain a steadfast conviction to doing all wecan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The State of California has set cleargoals regarding emissions reductions, which PG&E proudly supports and isactively working to help achieve. This work with EDF and innovative methanedetection technologies will be instrumental to this effort as well as oursupport of industry partners as they set and achieve their own emissionsreductions goals,” said Gas Regulatory Senior Director Jim Howe.
“在PG&E，我们相信环境变化实际已经是一个现实问题，我们会坚定信念，尽全力降低温室气体排放。加利福尼亚州已经设定了明确的降低排放目标，PG&E 会全力支持协助达到该目标。该项与EDF 共同安装使用的新型甲烷探测技术设备将有助于达到我们的目标”气体控制部总监Jim Howe说。
The low-cost laser technology being pilotedby PG&E was developed by Acutect Inc., a San-Francisco-based startupcompany. The Acutect technology was selected as one of 20 submissions receivedas part of the Methane Detectors Challenge, which aims to catalyze and bring tomarket new technologies that quickly detect methane leaks. By working withEDF’s oil, gas and utility partners, Acutect will gain insight and data abouthow its solar-powered design performs under field conditions.
该项PG&E 所推广的低成本激光技术由Acutect Inc （ Actech 美国研发中心）研发。该项技术在甲烷检测竞赛中从20多家入围企业中脱颖而出，为市场带来了一项可以迅速检测甲烷泄露的新技术。 (Washington, D.C. – December 07, 2016) Pacific Gas and Electric Company... 阅读原文>