San Diego Daily Transcript – Civita Developer, SDG&E announce smart-grid deployment plan

San Diego Gas & Electric and mixed-use developer Sudberry Properties are looking to make an example of Sudberry’s Civita development in Mission Valley.

The utility announced plans Monday to work with the developer to turn the development into the metropolitan area’s first working “smart” microgrid, with technologies such as solar panels, electric vehicle charging stations, fuel cell generation, battery storage and enhanced energy management tools, anchoring what will make Civita a “smart energy community.”

The hope, SDG&E said, is to help residents and businesses conserve electricity, preserve the environment and make Civita a model for future “low-carbon” communities. At a Monday press conference, Continue reading