Glendale, Calif., April 28, 2011 — Glendale Water and Power hosted the Provincial Electric Authority of Thailand at Glendale Water and Power's administrative offices.
The Provincial Electric Authority is the national utility of Thailand serving 13 million customers. The PEA intends to spend close to $15 billion over the next 15 years to put into action a large-scale project to move their utility to a smart grid.
The reason for their visit to GWP was to learn about a successful smart meter implementation project.
PEA visited GWP to get an appreciation for deployment of the smart grid project and see the processes used by a utility that is simultaneously installing electric and water smart meters.
Glenn Steiger and the smart grid implementation team gave the PEA executives a variety of presentations about GWP and its smart grid project. Before going back to Thailand, the PEA's last stop is the Duke Envision Center located in Erlanger, Kentucky, which is a laboratory and demonstration center that shows how the smart grid technology dramatically enhances system efficiency and reliability.