HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph(R) and Stellar Grants Inc. have teamed to offer an informative webinar at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, April 28 to assist utilities in applying for Smart Grid grants under the federal economic stimulus and recovery act.
The no-cost, one-hour webinar will provide grant application strategy and process guidelines for utilities interested in the approximately $15.5 billion available in grants to modernize their grid infrastructure and operations. The grants are part of the nearly $800 billion included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
Intergraph is a leading provider of integrated solutions that enable utilities to efficiently manage and operate advanced grids. Stellar Grants brings to the table more than 20 years of experience in grant writing and funding services.
"The ARRA offers utilities tremendous opportunities to develop and modernize their power grids," said Jay Stinson, vice president of Utilities & Communications at Intergraph. "Through this webinar, we hope to concisely provide the information utilities need to identify and apply for available funding that will help them better manage and operate their Smart Grids."
"Stellar Grants is proud to team with Intergraph to raise awareness around this important Smart Grid and electric infrastructure modernization initiative and to provide guidance for utilities interested in better understanding how to obtain the funding available for these projects," said Kimberly Fontenot, president of Stellar Grants.
In addition to providing a solid asset management platform on which to build next-generation intelligent grids, Intergraph also offers a consolidated Smart Grid command-and-control center that fuses its outage, asset and mobile workforce management technology with distribution management and SCADA functionality for maximum grid efficiency.
To register for the free webinar, please visit http://www.intergraph.com/promo/sgwc.
About Stellar Grants
Stellar Grants, based in Houston and New York City, provides grant application and monitoring services to private utilities and municipal sector clients. Stellar Grants assists utility clients in the registration, grant application and grant monitoring process and can act as the utilities agent of record and point of contact for the entire grant process. The company's founder has more than 20 years of experience in grant writing. More information can be found at http://www.stellargrants.com/.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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