SDG&E launches smart grid privacy initiative

This partnership emphasizes the commitment of the company in designing, building and operating a secure, reliable and trustworthy smart grid that safeguards customer privacy from the start

San Diego, March 9, 2012 — San Diego Gas & Electric and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada, released a joint paper to document the incorporation of Privacy by Design into SDG&E's smart grid initiative.

This partnership emphasizes the commitment of the company in designing, building and operating a secure, reliable and trustworthy smart grid that safeguards customer privacy from the start.

SDG&E's smart grid initiative includes infrastructure enhancements that will improve system reliability, benefit the environment and provide more customized energy solutions for customers.

One of the first customer solutions incorporating Privacy by Design will be a new energy management tool giving customers more detailed information on their energy use and ways to save. This tool will be available to customers starting in May.

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