The money is slatted to go to two projects. One in Spokane and the other in Everett.
Here are the details so far:
Spokane – Avista Utilities
Implement a distribution management system, intelligent end devices, and a communication network to reduce distribution system loses, enable automatic restoration to customers during outages, and allow for the integration on-site generating resources. Will also benefit customers in ID. – $20,000,000
Everett – Snohomish County Public Utilities District
Install a smart grid framework on the utlity side, including a digital telecommunications network, substation automation and a robust distribution system infrastructure, that will allow enable the implementation of future smart grid technologies. – $15,825,817