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SCE Receives Award for Their Leadership in Collaboration 

WAKEFIELD, Mass., Nov. 16, 2016 – The SGIP 2016 President’s Award was given to Southern California Edison (SCE) for their leadership and collaboration in driving requirements to IT/OT systems as a result of high-penetration distributed energy resources (DER).

One of the biggest challenges is unlocking the tremendous potential that technologies such as rooftop solar, on-site energy storage, electric vehicles and energy management systems can provide to the local power grid while maintaining grid reliability and safety standards. To meet these challenges, SCE originated the idea of the Grid Management group, which was launched in February, 2016 and is facilitated by SGIP. This working group seeks to bring together grid operations technology and business leaders from utilities to discuss key operational concepts/capabilities and architecture principles relating to future Grid Control, as well as operational technologies needed to manage a more complex grid due to the rapid rise of DERs.

The award was presented by David Forfia, SGIP Board Chair, and Sharon Allan, President and CEO, SGIP, at SGIP’s 2016 Grid Modernization Summit. The SGIP 2016 President’s Award for Leadership and Collaboration was accepted by Andy Paylan, Manager, Advanced Technology, Distribution Analytics & Controls, and John Bubb, Principal Manager – Smart Meter Operations, Development & Quality at SCE.

“I am pleased to present this award to SCE who more than exemplified these qualities for which they were recognized: innovation, leadership, collaboration, excellence and transformation. It has been a pleasure working with their team,” said Sharon Allan, President and CEO, SGIP.

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SGIP is an industry consortium representing a cross-section of the energy ecosystem focusing on accelerating grid modernization and the energy Internet of Things through policy, education, and promotion of interoperability and standards to empower customers and enable a sustainable energy future. Our members are utilities, vendors, investment institutions, industry associations, regulators, government entities, national labs, services providers and universities. A nonprofit organization, we drive change through a consensus process.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the award presentation is available for download.
Shown from left to right: David Forfia, SGIP Board Chair, Sharon Allan, SGIP President and CEO, and Andy Paylan and John Bubb of SCE.