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Midwest Energy

Relay Replacement for Knoll Substation


Midwest Energy, Inc. (Midwest) deployed new communications equipment and smart relays at its Knoll substation. These relays included synchrophasor measurement technologies that increase grid operators’ visibility of bulk power system conditions in near-real time, enable earlier detection of problems that threaten grid stability or cause outages, and facilitate sharing of information with neighboring control areas.

Contact Information

Todd Gabel
Senior Accountant
Midwest Energy, Inc.

Recipient: Midwest Energy
HQ State: Kansas
NERC Region: SPP
Total Budget: $1,424,514
Federal Share: $712,257
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Wide-scale Blackouts
  • Increased Electric Service Reliability
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions

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