State commission shows support for city’s plans to install “Smart Grid” technology
The city sent out a press release today announcing that the California Energy Commission has issued a letter of commitment in support of Glendale Water & Power’s application for federal funding to help fund a $28.5 million project to install “smart grid” technology.
The release explains what this means:
“On July 30, the California Energy Commission accepted pre-applications for review for up to $1 million in funding to support utility applications to the Department of Energy (DOE) for Smart Grid grants. Only utility projects receiving this initial approval are eligible for CEC funding, and perhaps more important, receive a letter of commitment from the CEC to include in their DOE grant requests. Though the letter is not a funding commitment, it shows that GWP’s project has the support of the CEC. Glendale Water & Power is putting together an application for up to $20 million in AMI-Smart Grid funding from the DOE that is due this Thursday, August 6th.”
— Melanie Hicken