Southern California

Catalina Island Receives New Turnkey Energy Storage Project

S&C Electric Company has introduced a turnkey energy storage project that will enable Southern California Edison (SCE) reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.  The new technology is the result of a contract SCE awarded S&C to furnish a Storage Management System (SMS) on Catalina Island, which is located off the coast of Southern California. The Smart Grid SMS is a fast-responding automatic controller that uses built-in intelligence to control charging and discharging of sodium-sulfur batteries.

Corix Reached Smart Meter Milestone

Corix Utilities has reached smart grid milestone by installing the one millionth meter for Southern California Edison’s (SCE’s) Edison SmartConnect program. The installation, which occurred at a Redondo Beach, California home, was attended by Theodore F. Craver Jr., chairman, President and CEO of Edison International, Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-Venice), Lynda Ziegler, Senior Vice President of Customer Service for Southern California Edison, and Itron President and CEO Malcolm Unsworth.

PERI Prez Touts SoCal Smart Grid

Sarav Periasamy, President and CEO of PERI Software Solutions Inc., predicts the next hot technology for business in Southern California will be smart grid. Periasamy told Business Life: “Smart Grid technology, mainly used by utilities, and thanks the Obama Administration will be more affordable to customers and consumers. Research show that 60 percent of the electricity generated in this country is lost to inefficiencies, and the fact that smart grid technology is green and does not cost more, customers will feel good about saving energy and the environment.”

Edison to Deploy Smart Meters in Los Angeles County

Southern California Edison (SCE) will begin deploying smart electric meters throughout the South Bay communities of Los Angeles County. As part of Edison’s SmartConnect program, SCE customers in El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, San Pedro and Torrance will receive new meters beginning this week through the end of July.