The World's 'First Smart Grid City'

Boulder, Colorado, has become the world's "first fully functioning smart grid enabled city".
September 14, 2009, 8am PDT | Nate Berg
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The utility company will now be able to read meters remotely, and in-home energy monitoring platforms will be available to houses on the smart grid.

"The $100 million venture ties together all the automated functions of SmartGridCity including: switching power through fully automated substations; re-routing power around bottlenecked lines; detecting power outages and proactively identifying outage risks. The deployment integrated more than 20 applications, 95 new interfaces and more than 300 test cases."

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Published on Thursday, September 10, 2009 in Earth and Industry
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