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City of Anaheim

Model for Small and Midsize Utility Districts around the United States


The City of Anaheim’s smart grid project involves a city-wide 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.

Contact Information

John Pellegrino
Principal Electrical Engineer
City of Anaheim

Recipient: City of Anaheim (Model for Small and Midsize Utility Districts around the United States)
HQ State: California
Total Budget: $12,167,050
Federal Share: $5,896,025
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Increased Electricity Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Deferred Investment in Distribution Capacity Expansion
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Distribution Line losses
  • Reduced Ancillary Service Costs