Snohomish County Public Utilities District Smart Grid Project

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Snohomish County Public Utilities District, located in Everett, Washington, will receive $15.8 million in funding to develop a smarter energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy selected Snohomish County as one of 100 companies to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[2]

The stimulus funds will be used to install a smart grid framework on the utlity side, including a digital telecommunications network, substation automation and a robust distribution system infrastructure, that will allow enable the implementation of future smart grid technologies including smart meters that will provide real time energy use information to customers.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 ARRA Smart Grid Investment Grants
  2. 2.0 2.1 Snohomish Award