Grants

Our stimulus grants

SMUD has been awarded nearly $160 million in Federal stimulus funding since 2009. We’re using it for everything from developing a smart grid to helping you with energy-efficiency upgrades on your homes, to testing plug-in electric cars and trucks. The projects aim to enhance efficiency and reliability of our service and to invest in the community.

Below you’ll see details of the various projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, as well as a breakdown of the funding.

SMUD GRANTS
Project Name Project Description Project Status Total Project Budget Grant Amount
Smart Grid Investment Smart Grid infrastructure deployment, AMI, distribution automation, energy storage, renewable integration, distributed generation, demand response. Contract signed April 23, 2010 $307,737,084 $127,506,261
PV and Energy Storage for Smart Grids Develop modeling tools on a distribution system; develop monitoring, control and integration systems for small modular PV systems; and demonstrate the integration of PV and energy storage into Smart Grid applications. Fourteen of 17 PV systems installed. $5,962,409 $4,300,971
Smart Grid Demonstrations – Storage for Grid Support Premium Power sub-granted two battery systems to demonstrate the integration of PV and energy storage into Smart Grid applications. Contract signed Nov. 7, 2010 $5,307,084 $2,800,708
Community Renewable Energy Deployment Accelerate deployment and market penetration of indigenous renewable resources to make use of overlooked resources such as freeway right-of-ways and waste biomass to help SMUD meet its 2020 renewable energy goal. Contract signed July 6, 2010 $29,813,330 $5,050,000
California Comprehensive Residential Building Retrofit Program Comprehensive regional approach to improve the efficiency of existing residential buildings through a new whole-house retrofit approach. Contract signed Sept. 2, 2010 $34,230,713 $19,969,421
City of Sacramento Formula Block Grant for Small Commercial Program Rebates The City of Sacramento sub-granted funding for incentives available to small commercial businesses in the City of Sacramento to improve their energy efficiency and support installation of photovoltaic and other renewable energy systems. Contract signed June 17, 2010 $500,000 $500,000
City of Elk Grove Formula Block Grant for Home Performance Program Rebates The City of Elk Grove sub-granted funding for incentives available to homeowners in the City of Elk Grove to improve their energy efficiency and support installation of photovoltaic and other renewable energy systems. Contract signed Dec. 10, 2010 $75,000 $75,000
“Sacramento Ramp Up” Better Building Program Los Angeles County sub-granted funding for SMUD to implement energy efficiency measures in 20% of a developed Sacramento County and/or City neighborhood representing diverse building types with the goal of achieving 20% average energy saving per retrofit. Contract signed Jan. 25, 2010 $2,813,246 $2,813,246
Strategy to Accelerate U.S. Transition to Electric Vehicles General Motors is sub-awarding funding to SMUD for the installation, maintenance, and demonstration of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and demonstration of the Chevrolet Volt in real world conditions. Related infrastructure technologies such as smart charging and fast charging will also be demonstrated along with activities to support market launch such as permitting process harmonization, infrastructure process development and streamlining, and multi-unit dwelling site studies. Twelve Chevy Volts in use by SMUD and partner organizations. $4,009,186 $2,004,593
Advancing Transportation Through Vehicle Electrification - PHEV Chrysler is sub-granting 14 RAM 1500 PHEVs for a two-year demonstration project and funding to deploy charging infrastructure in support of community-wide electric vehicle commercialization readiness. Vehicles delivered and in use by SMUD. $400,352 $200,176

 

Whistleblower protection

 

Provides protections for certain individuals who make specified disclosures relating to Recovery Act funds. Any non-federal employer receiving recovery funds is required to post a notice of the rights and remedies provided under this section of the Act.

Read more here: Section 1553 of Division A, Title XV of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, P.L. 111-5

 

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