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City of Glendale

AMI Smart Grid Initiative


The City of Glendale's Advanced Metering Infrastructure Smart Grid Initiative project involved system-wide deployment of advanced meters; meter data management system; use of customer systems and in-home displays; installation of distribution automation equipment systems; enterprise computers systems, including outage management/distribution management system, enterprise service bus, conservation voltage reduction system, meter data analytics system; and management of distributed energy storage. The project implemented secure wireless communications (1) to allow customers to view their electricity consumption through web portals on mobile devices and in-home displays 24 hours a day, and (2) to provide Glendale with the ability to manage, measure, and verify targeted demand and voltage reductions during peak periods. In addition to the AMI deployment, Glendale upgraded selected feeders with distribution automation equipment to improve operational efficiency as well as system reliability.

Contact Information

Craig R. Kuennen
Business Transformation and Marketing Administrator
Glendale Water and

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Recipient: City of Glendale (AMI Smart Grid Initiative)
HQ State: California
Total Budget: $51,302,105
Federal Share: $20,000,000
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Deferred Investment in Distribution Capacity Expansion
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Distribution Line Losses
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions