17 Aug '11, 8pm

Smart Grid Report Card Finds CA Utilities Barely Average

Smart Grid Report Card Finds CA Utilities Barely Average

EDF looked at key components in the utilities' plans: how they intend to empower and engage customers, create platforms for new smart grid-related technology and services, shrink the grid's environmental footprint, and allow sales in wholesale markets of resources such as renewable energy generated by companies and others on the "demand-side" of the plug. Overall, the utilities' strong marks for strategy and vision for smart grid deployment were pulled down by their intentions to meet regulator's reporting requirements -- but little more than that -- and by a lack of quantitative benchmarks for progress, EDF's filing said. "The roadmap sections of the three utility smart grid deployment plans fell quite short of EDF's expectations," the document said. "Words such as 'more' and 'better' and 'most' were used rather than quantity words like 'all' or 'X %' or 'Y number of cust...

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