19 Dec '11, 5pm

SDG&E’s Massive Smart-Grid-to-Consumer Playbook via @greentechmedia

SDG&E’s Massive Smart-Grid-to-Consumer Playbook via @greentechmedia

When it comes to connecting homeowners with the smart grid, San Diego Gas & Electric may be the most experimental utility in the country. Given the pressures it’s under, it pretty much has to be. Those pressures include a massive (1.4 million) smart electric meter deployment that’s supposed to be followed up by real-time (or near-real-time) delivery of data from those meters to customers, starting at the end of this year. Then there’s SDG&E’s new peak rebate program starting next year , aimed at getting homeowners to collectively shift 100 megawatts in peak energy usage to off-peak times. By 2013, the rebates will be followed by optional “dynamic” electric rates for residential customers -- i.e., time-of-use rates, where customers may have to pay more for using energy at the wrong times, rather than get rewarded for using less. Beyond all that, there’s the surge in rooftop...

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