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City of Glendale

AMI Smart Grid Initiative


The City of Glendale’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Smart Grid Initiative project involves system-wide deployment of advanced meters, use of customer systems and in-home displays, installation of distribution automation equipment systems, and management of distributed energy storage. The project aims to reduce peak loads, overall electricity use, and operations and maintenance costs while increasing distribution system efficiency and reliability. The project implements secure wireless communications to (1) allow customers to view their electricity consumption through Web portals and displays at any time, and (2) allow Glendale to manage, measure, and verify targeted demand reduction during peak periods. In addition to the AMI deployment, Glendale is upgrading selected feeders with distribution automation equipment to improve the 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: $51,302,425
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