10.01.09

Schiff Secures Federal Investment in Energy-Efficiency Initiative in Burbank

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Thursday, October 01, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176

Schiff Secures Federal Investment in Energy-Efficiency Initiative in Burbank

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed the Energy and Water Appropriations Act, a bill that included funds Rep. Adam Schiff helped secure for a smart grid initiative in Burbank.  The City of Burbank will receive $500,000 to help develop an advanced smart grid program that will improve energy efficiency and provide incentives for consumers to reduce energy usage.

“Our future is much brighter with the advancement of green technology,” said Schiff.  “Innovative energy-efficient solutions will help grow our economy and make our nation energy independent.  Southern California is leading the way with initiatives like Burbank’s smart grid.”

The smart grid will use state-of-the-art smart meters, a high-speed load control system, and high-capacity Wi-Fi technology.  Smart grid technology is a vital first step in readying our energy delivery system for the widespread use of innovative plug-in hybrid vehicles.