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California's Smart Grid Bill Moves to Governor

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Friday, September 11 2009 under: legislation, smart grid, SB17, Energy Policy, California Solar

California’s Senate Bill 17 (SB17) hasn’t received much attention from the press, but it will soon now that it passed both houses of the state legislature on September 4th. The bill, presented by State Senator Alex Padilla, is commonly referred to as the “smart grid systems” bill and now sits on Governor Schwarzenegger’s desk. SB17 is particularly important to scaling renewables and solar energy because, if it is signed into law, it will be the first official smart grid legislation to be implemented at the state level.

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