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City of Wadsworth

Connected Grid Project


The City of Wadsworth's (Wadsworth's) Connected Grid project involved system‐wide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and targeted installation of in‐home displays (IHDs), home area networks (HANs), programmable communicating thermostats (PCTs), and load control devices. Wadsworth also upgraded and expanded its deployment of distribution automation (DA) equipment across 17 circuits, including installation of automated reclosers (feeder switches) and capacitor bank controls.

Contact Information

William C. Lyren
General Manager of Electric and Communications
City of Wadsworth

Recipient: City of Wadsworth
HQ State: Ohio
NERC Region: RFC
Total Budget: $10,596,140
Federal Share: $5,298,070
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures, Distribution Line Losses, and Theft
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions

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