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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Glendale Water & Power Wins GridWeek’s Leadership Award

We congratulate Glendale Water & Power (GWP) for being honored by GridWeek for deploying one of the most comprehensive Smart Grid projects in the country. The Leadership Award will be formally presented to visionary, Glenn Steiger, General Manager of Glendale Water and Power on Wednesday, October 20, at a celebration hosted at GridWeek 2010 in Washington, D.C.

GWP’s Smart Grid deployment with the help of KEMA, who is providing project management and multi-vendor system integration services, includes multiple phases – from implementing an Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) with 84,500 electric and 33,400 water meters from Itron, to demand response and power outage management, to ice energy thermal storage and Home Area Network (HAN) deployment, to distribution automation. It’s an ambitious undertaking! 

At the core of GWP’s communications network is GridCom™ – Tropos’ wireless network used as the utility’s private distribution area network (DAN) to deliver high-speed communications between the utility, utility applications and utility customers.

We’re proud to be working with GWP’s team and to have been selected as part of their smart grid vision.