City of Anaheim Public Utilities Department-Model for Small and Midsize Utility Districts around the United States
The City of Anaheim Public Utilities Departments (City of Anaheim) smart grid project involves a citywide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and an expansion of distribution automation capabilities, which include circuit switches, remote fault indicators, and smart relays. Commercial customers can enroll in a program to receive programmable communicating thermostats that assist in managing electricity use and costs. These activities allow the City of Anaheim to manage, measure, and verify targeted demand reductions during peak periods. The new AMI and distribution automation technologies help improve service quality and reliability by enabling improved outage management, distribution circuit monitoring, and automated circuit switching.