Glendale Power and Water sets gold standard for AMI

With nearly two-thirds of DOE AMI grant projects complete as of Dec 31, 2012, utilities who adopted a wait-and-see attitude are anxiously awaiting the business cases that will get them off the dime one way or another. While most are looking for the bottom-line ROI associated with smart grid investment (and rightly so, as any future technology expenditures will be closely monitored by governing bodies and consumers alike), few, if any, are anticipating the human capital needed to pull it off successfully.

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