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Southern Company Services, Inc.

Smart Grid Project


Southern Company Services’ (Southern Company’s) Smart Grid Project involved integrated upgrades of the distribution,transmission, and grid management systems throughout the company’s large service territory. Primary efforts included automation of significant sections of the distribution system and selected transmission lines, and installing smart monitors and relays in over 350 substations.

Contact Information

Steven Pigford
SGIG Program Manager
Southern Company Services, Inc.

Recipient: Southern Company Services, Inc.
HQ State: Georgia
Total Budget: $362,593,709
Federal Share: $164,527,160
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Deferred Investment in Generation Capacity Expansion
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Distribution Line Losses
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions

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