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Duke Energy Business Services

Smart Grid Deployment


Duke Energy Business Services' (Duke's) Smart Grid Deployment project, a part of the Duke Smart Grid Program, involved implementing advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and distribution automation systems in five states. The project included large-scale deployments of AMI and distribution automation in Ohio and North Carolina, and smaller limited deployments of distribution automation in Indiana, Kentucky, and South Carolina. Duke also initiated pilot programs for electricity pricing, including time-of-use rates, peak-time rebates, and critical peak pricing. Customers in these pilot programs used smart thermostats, web portals, and direct load control devices to reduce their electricity consumption and peak demand.

Contact Information

James Kevin Spainhour
Manager of Smart Grid DOE Compliance and Reporting
Duke Energy Business Services, LLC

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Recipient: Duke Energy Business Services (Smart Grid Deployment)
HQ State: North Carolina
Total Budget: $564,618,749
Federal Share: $200,000,000
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Deferred Investment in Distribution Capacity Expansion
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Distribution Line Losses and Theft
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutants
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage