California Energy Systems for the 21st Century

CES-21 will develop new cyber security tools used to help protect California's multi-billion dollar electric grid infrastructure cyber and grid integration tools for guiding policy and investment.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and state investor-owned utilities (IOUs), Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), are collaborating with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to improve and expand energy systems to meet 21st century needs.


Notice of Board of Directors Meeting
Pacific Gas & Electric Company's (u 39-e), Southern California Edison Company (u 338-e), and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (u 902-m) provide notice of a board of directors meeting regarding the california energy systems for the 21st century (ces-21) program read more

The Challenge:

California and other Western states need to expand their energy infrastructure and improve the way it is managed to meet future energy needs, while also reducing environmental impacts such as carbon emissions.

The power grid also needs to be modernized to better integrate and manage energy from alternative sources such as wind, as well as meet increasing energy demands. The goal is to provide ratepayers with a system that is cost-effective, has improved reliability, safety and security.

Proposed Decision