The City of Auburn Electric Utility has been awarded $2 million in funding to develop a smart grid from year 2010. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The fund will be used to integrate and modernize multiple components within the electrical system, including installing a smart meter network, enhancing reliable and fast communication capabilities, upgrading cyber security technologies, expanding grid monitoring and improving responses to power outages.
, 7,109 Smart Meters
, AMI Communication Systems
, Meter Communications Network
, Backhaul Communications
, Meter Data Management Systems
, Enhancing Existing Customer Web Portal
, Distribution Automation Equipment for 10 out of 24 Circuits