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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Smart Grid Initiative


Rappahannock Electric Cooperative's (REC's) Smart Grid Initiative project deployed smart meters across the service territory and a supporting communications infrastructure, as well as a meter data management system (MDMS) to help manage the increased data available from the smart meters. The project also deployed distribution automation equipment, including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and automated controls on distribution voltage regulators to improve power quality, reduce line losses, and reduce operations and maintenance costs through monitoring and control of distribution voltage.

Contact Information

Shawn McDonough, PMP
Project Manager
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Recipient: Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
HQ State: Virginia
Total Budget: $31,435,874
Federal Share: $15,694,097
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Increased Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures, Line Losses, and Theft
  • Reduce Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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