Pullman Smart Grid Demonstration Project

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:44

 The Pullman community was selected in 2010 by the Pacific Northwest Grid Demonstration Project to demonstrate smart grid technologies using matching stimulus monies from the U.S. Department of Energy. Avista is leading the five-year Pullman Smart Grid Demonstration Project, and will contribute $14.9 million with its local partners contributing an additional $4 million to create a smart grid in Pullman.

“We envision the smart grid to be a more efficient and effective electricity infrastructure that can help contain costs, reduce emissions, incorporate renewable energy, increase power grid reliability and proviSmart Grid graphicde greater flexibility for consumers,” Heather Cummins, Avista’s director of process improvement, who leads Avista’s smart grid programs.