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PPL Electric Utilities Corporation

PPL Smart Grid Project


PPL Electric Utilities’ smart grid project deployed new distribution automation (DA) equipment at 10 substations and on 50 circuits to understand installation, integration, and operational challenges and benefits in anticipation of automating the remainder of the circuits over a 5 year period. The pilot project included installation of new grid communications and control systems and focused on upgrades in South Central Pennsylvania, largely in the vicinity of the City of Harrisburg, and northeastern Pennsylvania, in the Pocono region. 

Contact Information

Mike Godorov
Manager-Compliance & Training PSG Project
PPL Electric Utilities

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Recipient: PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL)
HQ State: Pennsylvania
NERC Region: RFC
Total Budget: $38,109,032
Federal Share: $19,054,800
Funding Program:
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures
  • Deferred Investment in Distribution Capacity Expansion
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions