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(c) Deployment and integration of cost-effective distributed resources and generation, including renewable resources. (d) Development and incorporation of cost-effective demand response, demand-side resources, and energy-efficient resources. (e) Deployment of cost-effective smart technologies, including real time, automated, interactive technologies that optimize the physical operation of appliances and consumer devices for metering, communications concerning grid operations and status, and distribution automation.

  • (f)

    Integration of cost-effective smart appliances and consumer devices.

  • (g)

    Deployment and integration of cost-effective advanced electricity storage and

peak-shaving technologies, including plug-in electric and hybrid electric vehicles, and thermal-storage air-conditioning.

  • (h)

    Provide consumers with timely information and control options.

  • (i)

    Develop standards for communication and interoperability of appliances and

equipment connected to the electric grid, including the infrastructure serving the grid. (j) Identification and lowering of unreasonable or unnecessary barriers to adoption of smart grid technologies, practices, and services.

Further, SB 17 states:

§ 8362(a) By July 1, 2010, the commission, in consultation with the Energy Commission, the ISO, and other key stakeholders shall determine the requirements for a smart grid deployment plan consistent with Section 8360 and federal law, including the provisions of Title XIII (commencing with Section 1301) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-140). The commission shall institute a rulemaking or expand the scope of an existing rulemaking to adopt standards and protocols to ensure functionality and interoperability developed by public and private entities, including, but not limited to, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gridwise Architecture Council, the International Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the National Electric Reliability Organization recognized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. An adopted smart grid deployment plan may provide for deployment of cost-effective smart grid products, technologies, and services by entities other than electrical corporations. The smart grid technologies and services shall improve overall efficiency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of electrical system operations, planning, and maintenance.

SB 17 also requires the filing of a Smart Grid deployment plan:

§ 8364(a) By July 1, 2011, each electrical corporation shall develop and submit a smart grid deployment plan to the commission for approval.

Thus, § 8364(a) requires that the utilities develop and submit Smart Grid deployment plans to the Commission by July 1, 2011 for Commission approval.


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