Recipient: Avista Corp
Funding Agency: Department of Energy
Grant Amount: $20,000,000
Local Amount: $20,000,000
Grant Description: This Project will install a Distribution Management System (DMS) that will allow real time system information to be used to control the distribution system. Intelligent end devices such as capacitor banks, air switches and reclosers will be installed and will provide sensing and control of the distribution circuits. Substations control and communication equipment will be upgraded to allow for the control and aggregation of field data. The Project will automate distribution equipment on fifty-nine (59) feeders and in fourteen (14) substations.
Project Description: Work completed from January - March 2010 was: Engineering design for standards and project planning, installation of field equipment & material procurement.
Job Creation: Jobs created or retained can be classified as electrical workers, engineers, office personnel and support. These jobs are all living wage jobs with portion of the jobs created becoming long term positions.