Getting the Smart Grid On Line

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has opened a new testing facility in San Ramon, California to experiment with smart grid technology. They're currently testing new systems for reducing outages.
April 20, 2011, 5am PDT | Tim Halbur
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From Next100, PG&E's blog:

"The smart grid testing operation is part of the utility's larger San Ramon Technology Center, which houses a variety of technical labs and a wide array of specialized equipment covering everything from acoustical analysis to vibration testing and communications technology.

Its first smart grid project-possibly a first of its kind in the industry-involved the rapid design and construction of a three-circuit simulation to test and evaluate state-of-the-art Fault Location Isolation and Service Restoration (FLISR) systems."

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Published on Monday, April 18, 2011 in Next100
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