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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY

Media Contact: Terrie Prosper, 415.703.1366, news@cpuc.ca.gov Docket #: R.08-12-009

CPUC HOLDS SYMPOSIUM ON CREATING
A SMARTER ELECTRIC GRID FOR CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2009 -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold a symposium to discuss issues related to developing a smarter electric grid.

 

WHEN:          Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:        CPUC Auditorium

In December 2008, the CPUC initiated a proceeding to develop policies for California utilities to enhance the electric grid. A smarter grid has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency and demand response, expand the use of renewable energy, and improve reliability.

The April 21st symposium will provide context and proposed action items for California to consider in developing a Smart Gird, including regulatory policy and a deployment plan to upgrade the current electrical grid with the latest technology.

Documents in the CPUC's Smart Grid Proceeding are available at http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/Published/proceedings/R0812009.htm.

For more information on California's Smart Grid, as well as the agenda and speaker profiles for the symposium, please visit www.cpuc.ca.gov/puc/energy/smartgrid.

For more information on the CPUC, please visit www.cpuc.ca.gov.

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