Best Smart Grid ProjectSacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) won the Smart Grid Project of the Year for SmartSacramento, which incorporates grid modernization, customer programs and pilot projects. More than $307 million has been invested in SmartSacramento, including a $127.5 million Department of Energy smart grid infrastructure grant. The program includes more than 20 projects to modernize the grid, reduce costs, increase its electrical system's efficiency, boost energy savings, improve reliability and introduce customers to better energy-management tools. SMUD installed more than 619,000 smart meters and has saved more than $15 million of labor charges for billing, meter reading and disconnects and reconnects. In addition, SMUD partnered with six local government agencies to install and implement building emergency management systems with automated demand response capability in more than 120 buildings.Runner-up for the 2013 Smart Grid Project of the Year is Progress Energy Carolinas for its Virtual Generation on Grand Scale project.
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