A Federal Communications Commission proposal would expand Wi-Fi traffic to part of the spectrum used by utilities.
As utilities deploy smart grid technology, more are also investing in telecom infrastructure to transmit data.
Smart Grid for Schools helped teach smart grid concepts to more than 16,000 students at 73 schools last year.
A Seattle tech company has created an online marketplace to connect renewable buyers and sellers.
The utility says its interim goal of 80 percent carbon reduction by 2030 can be met with existing technology.