Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has made significant strides in creating a smart grid experience for its customers, starting with the installation of two-way digital smart meters to usher in dynamic pricing for its customers. Now SMUD is kicking off a two-year study, called the SmartSacramento Pricing Pilot, with support from DOE to better understand and fine-tune its dynamicpricing. Greentech Media reports:
The pilot will hopefully provide insight not only for SMUD, but also other utilities looking to leverage their AMI networks to reduce peak. There will be more than 57,000 customers taking part in the study, with more than 11,000 on different dynamic pricing schemes and another 47,000 in a control group.