Xcel Completes SmartGridCity Infrastructure

by Matt Ball on September 9, 2009

Xcel Energy has completed the installation of all the necessary infrastructure for the citywide SmartGridCity project in Boulder, Colorado, and has also launched software necessary to monitor the system. The smart grid allows the utility to monitor electricity usage, detect outages, and re-route power where it’s needed most. The next phase later this year includes the launch of a Web portal where customers can view their energy consumption, and can decide on their own energy-reduction strategies.

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