09. January 2012 · Comments Off on Vermont Pursues a Statewide Smart Grid Strategy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Vermont utilities are participating in eEnergy Vermont, which is part of a broad “eState Initiative” that includes the electricity, telecommunications and health care sectors throughout the State. eEnergy Vermont received a $138 million Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG)  including $69 million in Recovery Act funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Statewide Collaboration

Smart grid investments began in Vermont in 2004 when Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) started its smart meter rollout.  Thanks to the DOE SGIG project, utilities across Vermont have joined with VEC and are now installing smart meters, communication systems, SCADA systems, and distribution automation equipment including switches, regulators, and circuit monitors.

via SmartGrid.gov: Vermont Pursues a Statewide Smart Grid Strategy.