I'm in Washington, D.C. this week for a conference called "GridWeek," where representatives from technology companies and utilities have gathered. They're here to discuss what are called "smart grid" technologies that will bring our nation's electricity grid into the modern age.
Today at the conference, Glenn Steiger, Glendale Water & Power's general manager, will accept a national industry award on behalf of the team for our city's groundbreaking program implementing smart meter and smart grid technologies.
As full disclosure, I am on the Glendale Water and Power Commission, so part of my volunteer job is to examine and provide guidance on the utility's programs. I've been closely following Glendale Water & Power smart grid implementation, which is in its early stages, and while there are opportunities for improvement, we should be proud of our city's leadership in this area.