Energy: Challenges with Becoming More Sustainable

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Robb Anderson

Energy: Challenges with Becoming More Sustainable

Robb Anderson
Director – Resource Planning
San Diego Gas and Electric Co.

Key future opportunities for utilities and customers

•Use technology and improved business processes to reduce energy costs•Increase customer engagement through innovative programs and services, including an online energy marketplae
•Advocate for a more streamlined regulatory process to provide greater flexibility and transparency
•Use programs and technology to optimize use of the grid



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