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ARRA Program Celebrates Milestone 600,000 Smart Meter Installations

April 17, 2012 - 3:09pm


On April 11, 2012, DOE Recovery Act funding recipient Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) celebrated a major milestone in the development of a regional smart grid in California: the installation of over 600,000 smart meters. For the event, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) visited SMUD’s customer service center and praised the program for implementing a system “that will be more efficient, more reliable, and better for consumers.” SMUD’s meter installations are nearly complete, with only a few thousand remaining. In addition to smart meters, SMUD's grid modernization efforts will include automated distribution systems, a customer communication network, and electric vehicle charging stations.

For more information about SMUD’s ARRA funded program, SmartSacramento, visit