Snohomish County Public Utilities District, located in Everett, Washington, has been awarded $15.8 million in funding to develop a smarter energy grid beginning from 2010. The U.S. Department of Energy selected Snohomish County as one of 100 companies to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The stimulus funds will be used to install a smart grid framework on the utlity side, including a digital telecommunications network, substation automation and a robust distribution system infrastructure, that will allow enable the implementation of future smart grid technologies including smart meters that will provide real time energy use information to customers.
This information was submitted by Will Odell from Snohomish County Public Utilities District, on 9/27/2010.
, Distribution Automation Equipment for 10 out of 340 Distribution Circuits
, Distribution Management System
, Distribution Automation Communications Network
, Automated Distribution Circuit Switches
, Automated Capacitors
, Automated Regulators
, Circuit Monitors/Indicators
, Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
, Increased Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
, Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Distribution Line Losses
, Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions