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Pullman has a different reason to party

Avista is leading a $38 million smart grid demonstration project that will distribute electricity more efficiently and use sources such as solar and wind power. The demonstration is part of a $178 million regional effort in the Northwest. According to the Spokesman, funding will come from the federal government at $19 million; Avista will throw in $12.9 million; and other partners will contribute the remaining dollars. Also, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Washington State University, Itron and Hewlett Packard are also involved in the smart grid. The project is estimated to take five years, a bright spot in the future during the Wulff regime (3-21). Sorry. We just can’t resist with the Apple Cup approaching. Full story HERE.



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