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Atlantic City Electric Company

SGIG Distribution Automation Project


The Atlantic City Electric Company's (ACE's) Smart Grid Project deployed distribution automation (DA) assets on 27 circuits, 43,782 direct load control devices, and a wireless communications network. Customers were offered direct load control devices and associated financial incentives for allowing ACE to cycle air conditioners or control thermostats during peak periods. DA equipment deployed included smart substation devices, equipment condition monitors, and automated feeder reclosers/switches and capacitors.

Contact Information

Jerry Shoemaker 
Program Manager, DOE SGIG Award 
Pepco Holdings, Inc. (link sends e-mail) 

Recipient: Atlantic City Electric Company (SGIG Distribution Automation Project)
HQ State: New Jersey
NERC Region: RFC
Total Budget: $37,798,787
Federal Share: $18,697,069
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs&
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Distribution Line Losses
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions