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Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration, a Regional Smart Grid Demonstration Project

September 2016
Southern California Edison Company
Interoperability & Cybersecurity, Next Generation Distribution System, Smart Energy Customer Solutions, Workforce of the Future, Southern California Edison Company, Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration, ISGD, City of Irvine, UCI, General Electric, SunPower Corporation, LG Chem, Space-Time Insight, and the Electric Power Research Institute

With a vision of safely providing a more reliable and affordable electric system, Southern California Edison Company (SCE) has been awarded up to $39.6 million in matching funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct the Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration (ISGD). This demonstration is testing the interoperability and effectiveness of key elements of the electric grid from the transmission level through the distribution system and into the customer premises. This end-to-end demonstration of smart grid technologies is helping SCE address several profound changes impacting the electric grids operation, including increased use of renewable resources, more intermittent generation connecting to the distribution system, the ability of customers to actively manage the way they use electricity, and policies and mandates focused on improving the environment and promoting energy security.