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Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities

Smart Grid Thermostat Project


The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) Smart Grid Demand Response Project comprised eight municipal utilities implementing advanced "smart" technologies. The project deployed advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, a customer web portal, direct load control switches, programmable communicating thermostats, and a dedicated paging system to support demand response.

Contact Information

Sara Kaplan
Energy Services Engineer
Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities

Recipient: Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
HQ State: Iowa
NERC Region: MRO
Total Budget: $6,902,483
Federal Share: $2,754,628
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Deferred Investment in Generation and Distribution Capacity Expansion
  • Optimized Generator Operation
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions

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