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Potomac Electric Power Company (Maryland)

Smart Grid Project


The Pepco - Maryland Smart Grid project includes distribution automation, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), and a demand response program that involves direct load control and time-based rate programs. The AMI installation is designed to provide customers and Pepco with detailed electricity usage information, which, when combined with demand response programs, can help customers reduce their electricity usage and manage their electricity costs. The distribution automation deployment includes automated distribution circuit switches and transformer monitors that can improve the reliability of the distribution system while decreasing the cost of operations and maintenance.

Contact Information

Jerry Shoemaker 
Program Manager, DOE SGIG Award 
Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Recipient: Potomac Electric Power Company (Maryland)
HQ State: Maryland
NERC Region: RFC
Total Budget: $213,354,494
Federal Share: $104,780,549
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Theft
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage

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