California PUC Order Calls for “Smart Customer”

May 26, 2010 at 12:20 am

After a year of input, the California PUC just issued its draft decision ordering California’s large investor-owned utilities – Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric – to prepare and submit Smart Grid deployment plans. A final order could come as soon as June 24, 2010.

California led the way with smart meters, ordering utilities to file rollout plans that led to today’s full-scale deployments at PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E that will be completed in less than three years. Following that precedent, the Smart Grid order defines the state’s Smart Grid requirements and sets a filing deadline for the plans just over 12 months from now – which means collecting cost data and identifying technology strategies immediately.

The CPUC’s expectations for the Smart Grid are as follows:

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Entry filed under: consumer benefits, Energy regulation, Smart Grid.

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