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Video: CenterPoint Energy applies for $200 million federal stimulus grant to accelerate current smart meter project and begin building self-healing grid
Scalable, replicable smart grid would increase electric service reliability for the nation’s 4th largest city and “energy capital of the world”

On Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, CenterPoint Energy held a press event at the Port of Houston to announce that it had applied to the U.S. Department of Energy for a $200 million stimulus grant for a project titled “Houston’s Smart Grid:  Transforming the Future of Electric Distribution & Energy Consumption.”

Cllck on the video links below to see and hear the speakers' remarks:

The project involves two distinct but interdependent parts. If granted, CenterPoint Energy will use $150 million of the requested $200 million grant to accelerate its current smart meter and associated equipment installation that make up its Advanced Metering System (AMS). The $50 million balance will be used to accelerate the installation of the first phase of CenterPoint Energy's Intelligent Grid (IG) that utilizes the AMS and other technologies to build a self-healing grid, and improve operational efficiency and reliability. 

For more information on smart meters and the intelligent grid, click on the links to the left under  Smart Meters.

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