The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the City of San Jose and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) have partnered to establish the Silicon Valley Smart Grid Task Force. The purpose of the task force is for representatives from industry, the public sector, non-profits and academia to collaborate on California’s energy efficiency efforts and the rollout of Smart Grid technology.
Proposition 16, a California ballot measure backed by utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric was defeated in the state’s elections held Tuesday. PG&E spent an estimated $46 million promoting the measure that would have blocked local governments from establishing their own municipal utilities.
At the request of the California Public Utilities Commission, PG&E made public 45 monthly SmartMeter reports submitted to the agency. The reports, totaling more than 700 pages, date back to August 2006 and reveal PG&E efforts to cooperate with the CPUC and further strengthen communications with its customers.