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New Power Technologies Inc. says it will provide the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) with an integrated transmission and distribution (T&D) modeling tool powered by New Power Technologies' Energynet and GRIDiant Corp.'s Advanced Grid Management (AGM) technologies.

According to New Power Technologies, the integrated T&D modeling tool will combine the grid simulation and visualization capabilities of the Energynet platform with the advanced grid analytics and optimization applications of GRIDfast technology licensed by GRIDiant.

SMUD, which serves approximately 600,000 customers in southern California, received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to implement a smart grid in Sacramento.

"Our objective with the integrated T&D modeling tool is to utilize the field monitoring and system modeling data available from legacy and new smart grid systems to provide high-fidelity, quantifiable displays and analysis under specific system conditions," says Jeff Berkheimer, SMUD project manager. "It will allow SMUD to more accurately assess, visualize, and manage current and future system impacts from electric vehicle deployments, energy storage systems, demand response programs, distributed generation, and solar PV generation within SMUD's service territory."


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