City of Fulton, Missouri Smart Grid Project
The City of Fulton Electric Utility in Fulton, Missouri has been awarded $1.5 million in funding to develop a smart-grid energy management system. The award comes from the U.S. Department of Energy, by way of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Only 100 companies are selected nationwide.
The City of Fulton, Missouri (Fulton) Smart Grid Project involves the installation of new smart meters for all the residential, commercial and electric meters inside city limits, supporting communication infrastructure, and advanced service programs for customers across its entire customer base. The project includes: 1) implementing two-way communication and utility applications to enable customers to view their energy consumption at their convenience through the customer’s Web portal, and 2) implementing time-based rate programs that allow customers to better manage their electricity usage and costs.