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Burbank Water and Power

Smart Grid Program

Abstract

Burbank Water and Power’s (BWP’s) Smart Grid Program included smart meters, communications infrastructure, an outage management system (OMS), distribution automation (DA), time-based rate programs, advanced customer service options, energy storage, and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The project implemented two-way communications and metering to enable customers to view their energy consumption at their convenience through systems such as web portals. The project also included DA to enhance the reliability and quality of electric delivery and reduce operations and maintenance costs. In addition, the project included controls for distributed energy resources to manage peak electric demand and integrate renewable resources into grid operations.

Contact Information

Bruce Hamer
Smart Grid Program Manager
Burbank Water and Power
BHamer@ci.burbank.ca.us

Recipient Team Website: http://www.burbankwaterandpower.com/
Recipient Team Project Website:http://www.burbankwaterandpower.com/environment/smartgrid/

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Burbank Water and Power (Smart Grid Program)
HQ State: California
NERC Region: WECC
Total Budget: $50,818,201
Federal Share: $20,000,000
 
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Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Deferred Distribution Capacity Investment
  • Reduced Costs from Line Losses and Theft
  • Improved Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions