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


SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2012 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today took action to ensure the effectiveness of Smart Grid investments by developing 19 metrics that will be used by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric to report on Smart Grid deployment, as part of annual reports to be submitted to the CPUC.

The metrics are designed to monitor and evaluate the performance of the Smart Grid and its technologies. The metrics that are to be reported to the CPUC by October 1st of each year include:

Said CPUC President Michael R. Peevey, "The metrics we approved today will measure the extent and effectiveness of Smart Grid investments made by utilities and will help ensure that stakeholders are moving in a common policy direction."

Today's decision directs parties and CPUC staff to create four Technical Working Groups to address 1) updates or revisions to the adopted metrics, if needed; 2) the creation of metrics related to cyber-security; 3) the creation of metrics related to environmental benefits; and, 4) the creation of broad goals to focus all stakeholders toward a common vision.

The proposal voted on is available at http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/PD/162118.pdf.

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


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