SDG&E installs smart grid technologies on electric grid in San Diego region
Feb 05, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
San Diego Gas & Electric, or SDG&E, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, has announced that it is installing smart grid technologies on the electric grid in the San Diego region.
The technologies include wireless sensors that automatically detect outages and other problems on the electric grid, and devices that smoothly integrate environmentally beneficial renewable energy, the company said.
"San Diego's electric grid is becoming one of the most advanced and reliable energy systems in the nation," said David Geier, vice president of electric operations for SDG&E. "The grid can respond immediately to outages and is increasingly resilient to events, while being more sustainable overall through the integration of clean energy. We are proud to be implementing these innovative smart grid technologies for the benefit of San Diego residents."
The automation of the electric grid will provide environmental benefits by integrating clean renewable energy onto the system. The smart grid is designed to counter the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources through new technology that senses and accounts for any variability in near real time, the company added.
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