09. September 2009 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , , , ,

The first wave of applications for a piece of the almost $4 billion in smart grid stimulus funds were due the first week in August and drew close 50 utilities that we heard of (and hundreds more that have been a lot quieter about it). Now the second deadline to apply for smart grid demonstration projects has just rolled by (on August 26), and even more utilities have made announcements and spoken to the media about their proposals.

This morning New York utility Consolidated Edison said it has applied for $46 million for smart grid demonstration projects in conjunction with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, smart grid software maker Viridity Energy, Boeing, Columbia University, The Prosser Group, CALM Energy and the Rudin Management Company. Con Edison says the pilot project will focus on new technology that will create a two-way communication system between it and its customers, as well as finding ways of bringing down the cost of services for its customers.

via Smart Grid Stimulus Funds: Demo Projects, Partners Emerge.