Project Info

Southern California Edison (SCE)
Smart Cities
Advisory Services / Technical Services
Various, California

The Challenges

Anser provides advisory and technical services to Southern California Edison in support of the EPIC 3 Smart City demonstration. The Smart City project will leverage ongoing distributed control architecture and improved planning processes that include increased understanding of customer technology adoption and increased integration with City planning and distributed energy resource permitting processes. The project seeks to meet the following objectives:

  • Increase coordination between electric system and urban planning;
  • Coordinate infrastructure construction activities within a City;
  • Streamline the interconnection process through automated systems between SCE and the City;
  • Partner with cities to engage more customers in renewable resources (e.g. Community Solar PV, Community Storage) and creating more opportunities for electric transportation;
  • Work with cities to customize their resource portfolio to meet a Climate Action Plan goal;
  • Leverage assets (e.g. Telecommunications, Right of Ways);
  • Coordinate communication on energy programs (e.g. Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, Charge Ready, Green Rate); and
  • Assist large customers (i.e. the City as an energy customer) in more efficiently utilizing their energy resources and improving resiliency for critical operations center (e.g. emergency command centers).
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