Glendale Water & Power smart meter project gets high rankings

In an industry survey that included 93 utilities, Glendale Water & Power got the highest score for breaking new ground and for having an innovative strategy for organizing its $70-million smart grid project.

The survey, which the utility announced today, included results from 93 agencies who participated in the Smart Grid Maturity Model Survey, which measures respondents in eight domains, from "strategy implementation" to "societal and environmental responsibility" and then ranks maturity on a score of 1 to 5.

Glendale Water & Power General Manager Glenn Steiger said in a statement that the findings are an important metric for measure progress as utilities as they move to modernize their electric grids since "they have to strike an appropriate balance between all the hype and the real progress they are making."

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