Smart Grid Stimulus Funds: Close to 50 Firms and Rising

electricityLast week we started a cheat sheet on all of the companies that we’ve heard have applied or are working on applications for some of the $3.4 billion in DOE stimulus funding for the smart grid. These are companies that have told us directly, sent out press releases or been reported by other media to be seeking some of the smart grid stimulus funds. We know it’s not complete as these are only the companies that are publicly discussing their applications. But already that list is up to close to 50 companies, including ones we’ve just added like Southern Company, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric. Here’s the updated list:

Company Type of Firm Amount Requested Project Location
Alliant Energy Corp (owns Wisconsin Power and Light Company) Utility $45 million + NA Madison, WI
Ameren Illinois Utilities Utility $45 million NA St Louis, MI
Ameren UE Utility $140 million NA St Louis, MI
American Transmission Company Utility $21.75 million Power grid monitoring Waukesha, WI
Arizona Public Service Utility NA NA Phoenix, AZ
Avista Energy Co. $20 million Upgrade electric distribution system Spokane, WA
Baltimore Gas and Electric Utility $200 million NA Baltimore, MD
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative Utility $18.8 million General smart grid buildout. Bastrop, Texas
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) Building office trade group. $92.7 million For the first commercial office smart grid building program. Chicago, Il
Burbank Water and Power Utility $20 NA Burbank, CA
CenterPoint Energy Utility $200 million Smart meter deployment and equipment to manage power outages Houston, TX
Cleveland Utilities Utility NA NA Cleveland, TN
Commonwealth Edison Utility $175 million Smart meters Chicago, IL
Consolidated Edison Utility Undisclosed Smart grid New York, NY
Dominion Virginia Power Utility $200 million Smart meters Richmond, VA
Duke Energy, NC, SC Utility $14 million Smart meters NC, SC
Duke Energy, OH, IN, KY Utility $200 million Smart meters OH, IN< KY
First Energy Corp Utility $57 million NA Akron, OH
Florida Power & Light Utility NA (Seeking funds, not official) Smart meters Miami, FL
Glendale Water and Power Utility $20 million Smart meters. Glendale, CA
Kentucky Municipal Power Association Utility NA NA Frankfort, KY
Keys Energy (Corrected from Florida Keys Electric Coop) Utility NA NA Key West, FL
Lakeland Electric Utility $20 million Smart meters Lakeland, FL
Lincoln Electric System Utility $33.5 million Smart meters Lincoln, NE
Long Island Power Authority Utility $119 million Voltage management, fiberoptics for smart grid monitoring. Long Island, NY
Madison Gas and Electric Utility $5.5 million Consumer-facing smart grid applications. Madison, WI
National Grid Utility $200 million End to end smart grid U.K.
Northeast Utilities Utility $126.5 million NA Berlin, CT
NSTAR Electric and Gas Utility $28M million NA New Bedford, MA
NV Energy Utility $138 million Smart meter deployment and network build out Las Vegas, NV
Oncor Utility $317 million Smart meter deployment and network build out Dallas, TX
Pacific Gas & Electric Utility $42.5 million Plans to apply for smart grid devices, energy storage San Francisco, CA
PECO Utility $200 million NA Philadelphia, PA
Pepco Utility $142 million NA Washington DC
Pepco’s Atlantic City Electric Utility $19 million NA Mays Landing NJ
Pepco’s Delmarva Power Utility $93 million NA Wilmington, DE
PPL Corp Energy company $19 million Smart meters, monitoring system Allentown, PA
Progress Energy Utility $200 million Buildout smart grid in Carolinas and Florida territories Raleigh, NC
PSE&G Energy company $76 million NA Newark NJ
San Diego Gas & Electric Utility $30 million project Smart grid network buildout. San Diego, CA
Southern California Edison, in conjunction with WECC Utility $50 million, and $60 million for Demo grants $50 million for a synchrophasor project, and $60 million for wind energy storage project and a regional smart grid demo. Los Angeles, CA
Southern Company Energy company $197 million, and $165 million $197M for smart meters and $165M for transmission and distribution Atlanta, GA
Tacoma Power Utility $32 million Smart meters. Tacoma City, WA
Tennessee Valley Authority Utility $200 million NA Knoxville, TN
Texas New Mexico Power Company Utility $49.1 million Smart meters. Fort Worth, TX
United Illuminating Co. Utility $37.5 million Smart meters and network build out New Haven, CT
Vermont Electric Power, Efficiency Vermont, plus 20 Vermont utilities Utilities $66 million Statewide smart grid. Vermont
We Energies Utility $3.5 million Smart meters. Milwaukee, WI
Westfield Gas & Electric Utility $5 million Smart meters. Westfield, MA
Westar Energy Utility $20 million Smart metersthermostats Topeka, KS
Wisconsin Power and Light Company Utility $210 million Smart meters, demand response, distribution automation Madison, WI
Wisconsin Public Service Corp Utility $18 million Smart grid Greenbay, WI

Data pulled from press releases,, Greentech Media, San Francisco Business Times,,, San Jose Mercury News, BizJournals, JSOnline, Lincoln Journal Star.