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Naperville Smart Grid Initiative: Background Information


On December 7, 2009, the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative and Galvin Electricity Initiative held a workshop that provided attendees with an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative and how it will transform the city’s electric utility system. At this media event, the Naperville City Council endorsed the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative and committed financial support for the city to match an approximate $11 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to install the smart grid. The Galvin Electricity Initiative, which will focus on the smart distribution system that Naperville has systematically built over the past 15 years, is conducting a case study to demonstrate how community-based smart grid projects like the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative maximize efficiency and reliability.

Watch video footage of the event.

View photos from the event.

Read the event media release.