SmartGrid Seminar: SmartSacramento®, SMUD's Smart Grid Initiatives Project Overview and Lessons Learned
With the help of a Smart Grid Investment Grant from DOE, SMUD completed over 40 smart grid initiatives valued at $308 million. SMUD also completed $43 million worth of R&D projects bringing total smart grid spending to over $350 million over a four-year period.
The eight broad smart grid categories included:
1. Advanced Metering Infrastructure
2. Distribution Automation
3. Consumer Behavior Study (Smart Pricing Options)
4. Customer Applications
5. Demand Response
6. Technology Infrastructure
7. Cyber Security and
8. R&D Projects
Many innovative projects were developed and implemented as part of this project and many lessons were learned while going through the process of designing initiatives, procuring and installing equipment, and implementing, operating and evaluating programs and pilots.
Jim Parks of SMUD will talk about the projects, highlight the lessons learned and discuss next steps.