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San Diego Gas & Electric Company

SDG&E Grid Communication System


San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E's) Grid Communication System (SGCS) project involved the installation of various wireless communication systems. These systems cover targeted intelligent electronic devices on transmission and distribution poles and other electric assets. SDG∓E implemented advanced high-speed wireless communications systems, updated and expanded supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) capabilities, and increased the communications fiber footprint, allowing the utility to remotely monitor, communicate with, and control transmission and distribution equipment. The project made critical communications upgrades at substations and supporting telecom sites. SDG&E also expanded and optimized communications infrastructure to support smart grid initiatives while increasing system resilience.

Contact Information

Julie Dossett
Program Manager, SGCS
San Diego Gas & Electric  

Keith Nater
Portfolio Manager, IT
San Diego Gas & Electric

Recipient: San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E Grid Communication System)
HQ State: California
Total Budget: $59,820,000
Federal Share: $28,115,052
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Distribution Line Losses
  • Reduced Service Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs