501: Driving Societal Value at SDG&E Using Digital Twins
Date & Time
Thursday, October 20, 2022, 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Gabe Mika

For San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), converting its entire fleet to zero-emission vehicles by 2035 goes beyond complying with California’s net zero mandate or meeting internal sustainability goals. Recognizing transportation is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, SDG&E has built an innovative, AI-based tool to help inform investment decisions that facilitate a just and equitable transition to a cleaner energy economy. SDG&E’s Community Impact Platform overlays advanced fleet telematics data with socioeconomic data to unlock insights that promote decarbonization in vulnerable communities, which are often disproportionately affected by pollution and climate change.

During this session, Gabe Mika will walk attendees through SDG&E’s story of building the Community Impact Platform, an idea that began as a proof of concept in response to the question: “How might we design our fleet transition to maximize impact on underserved communities through informed decision-making.” The session will cover SDG&E’s iterative innovation process, including a demonstration of the Community Impact Platform, and introduce current and future use cases.

Session Takeaways: 

  • Learn how SDG&E’s innovation framework enables the organization to rapidly test and scale programs that drive informed technology investments and add value to the business.
  • See how SDG&E is using Digital Twin technology and AI to predict emissions impacts in communities across their service territory and to recommend actions that directly decrease carbon emissions.
  • Experience firsthand the capabilities of SDG&E’s Community Impact Platform through a live demonstration.
  • Recognize the capacity to scale Digital Twin technology and learn about SDG&E’s plans for future climate-related initiatives
Location Name
Full Address
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92108
United States
Submission Type
Breakout Session
Focus Area
Sustainability Analytics