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SMUD Selects R. W. Beck to Help Implement AMI System & Evaluate Smart Grid

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has selected Plexus Research, Inc., an R. W. Beck company, to provide expert consulting services to support the procurement and implementation phases of SMUD's Advanced Metering Infrastructure project. The three-year project will also assess the potential and value of future Smart Grid applications for the AMI system.

"As one of the largest municipal utilities in the country, SMUD is a leader and pacesetter in deploying AMI and Smart Grid technologies," says Tim Wolf, VP, marketing and business development at Plexus Research. "Plexus and R. W. Beck will continue our AMI consulting work to help enhance SMUD's current capabilities with a successful AMI deployment that serves future Smart Grid objectives."

SMUD generates, transmits and distributes electric power for nearly 600,000 residential and commercial customers in California's Sacramento and Placer Counties.

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