It’s great to see smart grid progress   

Tags: Smart Grid, Video, Electricity

Avista installs a smart grid communications device on a streetlight
An Avista lineman installs a smart grid communications device on a streetlight.

Post & video by Dan Kolbet

Watch a 30-second video of the device install
Watch a 30-second video of the device install.
It’s great to see smart grid progress. And that’s just what was happening high above Avista’s Mission Campus (Spokane) parking lot this morning. We installed a wireless communication device - or radio – on a streetlight as part of our testing of the smart grid equipment we’ll be installing in our Spokane Smart Circuits project. This device communicates to another device on our main building’s roof, which communicates to another one – and so on.

This wasn’t the first device we’ve ever installed, but it’s the first one I’ve seen. Word is that we’ll be installing a few more of these at our training facility in North Spokane soon to train our employees and test the system.

We’ll certainly have much more on the Spokane’s Smart Circuits project as it progresses, but I couldn’t help but share this quick update.

Watch a 30 second video of the install.

Posted by  System Account  on  5/28/2010
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