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Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) SmartSacramento Project involves system-wide deployment of an advanced metering system integrated with existing enterprise and information technology systems as well as a partial deployment of advanced distribution grid assets that equip SMUD’s distribution circuits with automated control and operation capabilities. The project also involves customer systems that provide usage and cost information to customers that educate and enable more control over their consumption. These systems enable more informed participation by customers and more effective management by SMUD to improve reliability and efficiency of grid operations and better optimize the use of assets. The project includes a field test of plug-in electric vehicle charging stations to assess their technical performance, vehicle charging patterns, and effects on electric distribution system operations.

Contact Information

Jim Parks
Program Manager
Sacramento Municipal Utility District

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Recipient: Sacramento Municipal Utility District
HQ State: California
Total Budget: $308,998,151
Federal Share: $127,506,261
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Costs from Distribution Line Losses
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Deferred Investment in Transmission and Distribution Capacity Expansion
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability
  • Reduced Ancillary Service Cost
  • Reduced Congestion Cost
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage

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