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Wisconsin Power and Light Company

Smart Grid Distribution Automation


Wisconsin Power and Light Company's (WPL's) Smart Grid Distribution Automation project installed a new distribution management system (DMS) and added intelligent communications and control modules to 32% of the existing switchable capacitor banks. WPL also deployed a volt/volt–ampere reactive (volt/VAR) control application and two-way data transfer infrastructure to enable real-time optimization of feeder voltages and reduce demand on the system.

Contact Information

Megan Dyer
Manager, Distribution Engineering
Wisconsin Power and Light Company

Recipient: Wisconsin Power and Light Company (Smart Grid Distribution Automation)
HQ State: Wisconsin
NERC Region: MRO
Total Budget: $6,367,309
Federal Share:$3,160,651
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Distribution Line Losses
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage