Southern California Edison (SCE) is conducting an end-to-end demonstration of numerous Smart Grid technologies necessary to meet state and federal policy goals for the year 2020. The Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration (ISGD) project will investigate the use of phasor measurement technology to enable deep, substation-level situational awareness. The project will also evaluate the latest generation of distribution automation technologies, including looped 12 kV distribution circuit topology utilizing universal remote circuit interrupters. Advanced Volt/VAR Control capabilities will also be used to demonstrate customer energy consumption savings through conservation voltage reduction. The project scope includes customer homes, where the integration, monitoring, control, and efficacy of home area network devices such as energy management systems, smart appliances, energy storage, and photovoltaic systems will be demonstrated. The impact of device-specific demand response (DR), as well as load management capabilities involving energy storage devices and plug-in electric vehicle charging equipment will also be assessed. DR events will use the protocol standards being adopted by Advanced Metering Infrastructure programs such as Edison SmartConnect®. The project results will also demonstrate the next generation of Substation Automation (SA-3), an automation and control design based on the open standard IEC-61850. This is expected to provide measurable engineering, operations, and maintenance benefits through improved safety, security, and reliability. Demonstration of a new auto-configuration application is intended to significantly reduce manual effort, errors, and omissions. SA-3 is designed to meet or exceed current generation North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) compliance requirements, and will demonstrate interoperability among multiple vendors and their existing equipment.