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Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project

June 2015

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority's (NTUA's) Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project deployed 40,001 residential smart meters, network infrastructure, and a meter data management system (MDMS) to monitor, analyze, and process the meter data. Existing (pre-project) back office systems were integrated with the new AMI system to enable improved customer service.

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Central Maine Power Company - CMP Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project Final Project Description

June 2015

Central Maine Power Company's (CMP's) Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project featured territory-wide deployment of more than 622,000 smart meters, covering all of CMP's residential, commercial, and industrial customers. This project created a technology platform for providing customers with electricity usage information and alternative electricity rates from third-party energy providers. Customers view their energy consumption through a web portal and can use that information to help manage electricity bills. CMP assessed the load-shape and consumption impacts of providing customers with different types of information using web portals and proactive bill alert messages.

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Raytheon Ktech Flow Battery Solution for Smart Grid Renewable Energy Applications Final Technical Report

June 2015

To address future grid requirements, a U.S. Department of Energy ARRA Storage Demonstration program was launched in 2009 to commercialize promising technologies needed for stronger and more renewables-intensive grids. Raytheon Ktech and EnerVault received a cost-share grant award from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a grid-scale storage system based on EnerVault"s iron-chromium redox flow battery technology. This project demonstrates the performance and commercial viability of EnerVault"s novel redox flow battery energy storage systems (BESS), the EnerVault"s Vault-20 (250 kW, 1 MWh). The four-year project culminated in the deployment of the only MW-hr scale Iron-Chromium redox flow battery in the world. The system was deployed in California"s central valley. In Phase I, site assessment and compliance was completed as well as development and laboratory testing of a 2.5 kW prototype system and a 30 kW Alpha stack (full scale). In Phase II, lessons learned from the Alpha stack evaluation were used to complete the development, design, and construction of a Vault-20 Beta system. Phase III was composed of commissioning the Vault-20 system at the demonstration site and operating the system for several months.

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Wisconsin Power and Light Company Smart Grid Distribution Automation

June 2015

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.

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NSTAR Electric and Gas Corporation Automated Meter Reading-Based Dynamic Pricing Final Technical Report

June 2015

NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation developed and implemented a Smart Grid pilot program beginning in 2010 to demonstrate the viability of leveraging existing automated meter reading (AMR) deployments to provide much of the Smart Grid functionality of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), but without the large capital investment that AMI rollouts typically entail. In particular, a central objective of the Smart Energy Pilot was to enable residential dynamic pricing (time-of-use [TOU] and critical peak rates and rebates) and two-way direct load control (DLC) by continually capturing AMR meter data transmissions and communicating through customer-sited broadband connections in conjunction with a standards-based home area network (HAN).The pilot program offerings to customers consisted of 1) a set of new rate options and 2) a set of technologies to enable interval metering, provision of enhanced customer information about pricing and electricity consumption, and (for some participants) automated load response. Each of four customer test groups in the pilot received a unique combination of rates and technologies in order to test hypotheses regarding the impact of technology on load reduction, energy consumption, and the interaction of various technologies and rate structures.

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Interim Report on Customer Acceptance, Retention, and Response to Time-Based Rates from the Consumer Behavior Studies (CBS)

June 2015

This report presents results from the ten electric utilities who agreed to conduct consumer behavior studies (CBS) and produce comprehensive reports with the aim of evaluating customer responses to various types of time-based rate programs implemented in conjunction with information and control technologies such as in-home displays (IHD) and programmable communicating thermostats (PCT).

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Smart Grid Website Data Summary 2015

May 2015

SGIG Program Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Assets Deployed and Expenditures, SGIG Program Customer System (CS) Assets Deployed and Expenditures, SGIG Program Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Assets Deployed and Expenditures, SGIG Program Electric Distribution System Assets Deployed and Expenditures, SGIG Program Electric Transmission System Assets Deployed and Expenditures, SGIG Program Column Headings and Descriptions

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Wellsboro Electric Company Smart Choices Project

May 2015

The Wellsboro Electric Company (WECo) Smart Choices Project involved the deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), a meter data management system (MDMS), and an energy management web portal and mobile device application made available to all customers. The project enables WECo to more efficiently monitor and respond to voltage irregularities, customer outages, and tampering alarms. Serving one of the poorest communities in Pennsylvania, WECo rolled out a large energy education campaign using radio spots and informational booths to teach customers how to use the new technologies to reduce their electricity consumption and lower their bills.

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Denton County Electric Cooperative, Inc, CoServ Advanced Metering Project - FINAL REPORT

May 2015

The Denton Country Electric Cooperative (CoServ) Advanced Metering project installed advanced metering infrastructure throughout CoServ's service territory and explored the application of distribution automation and customer systems. The project was aimed at improving customers' understanding of their electricity usage, reducing utility operations and maintenance costs, and improving CoServ's awareness of and response to distribution system outages. The project implemented two-way communications to (1) provide customers with more timely electricity usage information, (2) identify when and where outages are occurring, and (3) demonstrate the performance of select DA, load management, and customer systems equipment.

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Vermont Transco, LLC eEnergy Vermont

May 2015

The Vermont Transco eEnergy Project is a collaboration of 11 publicly owned and investor-owned utilities in Vermont, as well as the statewide energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Vermont. The project deployed advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), including 305,464 smart meters across the state, and provides two-way communication between customers and the utilities. The project also installed automated voltage regulators and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) equipment at selected substations. The scope of work included assessment of time-of-use and peak-time rebate programs through statistically rigorous consumer behavior studies that involved consumer web portals and in-home displays. Although all project equipment has been deployed, data gathering and analysis from the studies is ongoing.

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Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) Smart Energy Project Description v2

May 2015

JEA's Smart Energy Project involved the deployment of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution, including a territory-wide two-way communications network. JEA provided 40,000 customers with new smart meters and reconfigured 150,000 existing residential one way communicating smart meters to collect hourly usage data. A new meter data management system (MDMS) was installed to provide a software platform for organization and analysis of customer interval and meter data. The MDMS enables a new prepay service offering, as well as presentment of validated usage data to customers via an AMI-enabled energy management web portal.

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Lakeland Electric - Smart Grid Initiative

May 2015

Lakeland Electric's (Lakeland's) Smart Grid Initiative involved the deployment of smart meters and communications infrastructure. These technologies supported implementation of time-based rate programs and advanced customer service options, which were also part of the project scope. Lakeland's project included a consumer behavior study (CBS) assessing the impacts of time-based rate programs.

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Long Island Smart Energy Corridor Final Technology Performance Report

April 2015

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has teamed with Stony Brook University (Stony Brook or SBU) and Farmingdale State College (Farmingdale or FSC), two branches of the State University of New York (SUNY), to create a Smart Energy Corridor.? The project, located along the Route 110 business corridor on Long Island, New York, demonstrated the integration of a suite of Smart Grid technologies from substations to end-use loads.

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Seeo Inc Solid State Batteries for Grid-Scale Energy Storage Final Technical Report

April 2015

The purpose of this project was for Seeo to deliver the first ever large-scale or grid-scale prototype of a new class of advanced lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. The technology combines unprecedented energy density, lifetime, safety, and cost. The goal was to demonstrate Seeo"s entirely new class of lithium-based batteries based on Seeo"s proprietary nanostructured polymer electrolyte. This technology can enable the widespread deployment in Smart Grid applications and was demonstrated through the development and testing of a 10 kilowatt-hour (kWh) prototype battery system. This development effort, supported by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) enabled Seeo to pursue and validate the transformational performance advantages of its technology for use in grid-tied energy storage applications. The focus of this project and Seeo"s goal as demonstrated through the efforts made under this project is to address the utility market needs for energy storage systems applications, especially for residential and commercial customers tied to solar photovoltaic installations. In addition to grid energy storage opportunities Seeo"s technology has been tested with automotive drive cycles and is seen as equally applicable for battery packs for electric vehicles.

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Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (PMU Deployment in the Carolinas with Communication System Modernization)

April 2015

Duke Energy Carolinas, LLCs (Dukes) project focused on the modernization of the existing serial based communications infrastructure across the Carolinas. Upgrades to 52 substations included installations of phasor measurement units (PMUs) and centralized phasor data concentrators (PDCs). Existing energy management systems were also upgraded, and visualization software was deployed to provide enhanced situational awareness for grid operators.

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Entergy Services, Inc. - Deployment and Integration of Synchro Phasor Technology Final Project Description

April 2015

Entergy Services, Inc. (Entergy) installed phasor measurement units (PMUs), substation computers, phasor data concentrators (PDCs), and state-of-the-art decision support tools across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and non-ERCOT1 portions of East Texas. Additionally, the project focused on training and education throughout the Entergy operations and engineering groups to provide the foundational learning required to implement these advanced tools.

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Whirlpool Corporation Smart Appliance Project

April 2015

The Whirlpool Smart Appliance Project developed and marketed smart grid kitchen appliances and management protocols that allow Whirlpool appliances to interact with the U.S. grid system, wifi internet cloud systems, and smart device applications. The scope of work included obtaining inputs from the electric utility industry, consumers, and smart grid communications companies. Whirlpool designed wifi, smart phone, and cloud communications apps, installed and tested them in the appliances, obtained the tooling, and manufactured new Smart 6th Sense LiveTM refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers, and clothes dryers.

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Midwest Energy (Relay Replacement for Knoll Substation)

April 2015

Midwest Energy, Inc. (Midwest) deployed new communications equipment and smart relays at its Knoll substation. These relays included synchrophasor measurement technologies that increase grid operators visibility of bulk power system conditions in near-real time, enable earlier detection of problems that threaten grid stability or cause outages, and facilitate sharing of information with neighboring control areas.

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Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project (Technology Performance Report #1)

April 2015

This is the first of several Technology Performance Reports (TPR) for the Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project (TSP). The TSP is jointly funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) (American Reinvestment and Recovery Act - ARRA) and Southern California Edison (SCE). The TSP is a demonstration of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) connected directly to the SCE sub-transmission grid. The facility is located approximately 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles, in Tehachapi, CA at the corner of Williamson Road and East Tehachapi Boulevard. The main objective of the TSP is to evaluate the performance of utility scale lithium ion battery technology in improving grid performance and integrating intermittent generation, e.g., wind. The primary object is to use electrical energy storage to manage conventional energy flows in a time dependent function in order to address grid instability and capacity issues that result from the interconnection of highly variable generation resources. The TSP was developed based on engineering studies and analysis of the transmission assets in the Tehachapi region, also referred to as the Antelope-Bailey area for transmission studies. In general, SCE evaluated the local transmission assets by completing power flow and dynamic stability simulation studies which looked at current conditions and contingency conditions at selected times in the future. Specifically, the objective of the study was to quantify the grid reliability and power quality issues and assess potential improvements on the grid at selected interconnection locations by the deployment of energy storage devices with four-quadrant control of real and reactive power.

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Southern California Edison Company Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage Project Technology Performance Report #1

April 2015

With a vision of safely providing a more reliable and affordable electric system, Southern California Edison Company (SCE) has been awarded up to $39.6 million in matching funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct the Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration (ISGD). This demonstration is testing the interoperability and effectiveness of key elements of the electric grid _ from the transmission level through the distribution system and into the customer premises. This end-to-end demonstration of smart grid technologies is helping SCE address several profound changes impacting the electric grids operation, including increased use of renewable resources, more intermittent generation connecting to the distribution system, the ability of customers to actively manage the way they use electricity, and policies and mandates focused on improving the environment and promoting energy security. Project Overview ISGD operates primarily in the City of Irvine (Irvine) in Orange County, California, and many of the project components are located on or near the University of California, Irvine (UCI) campus. Key project participants include UCI, General Electric, SunPower Corporation, LG Chem, Space-Time Insight, and the Electric Power Research Institute. ISGD's evaluation approach includes four distinct types of testing: simulations, laboratory tests, commissioning tests, and field experiments. ISGD uses simulations and laboratory testing to validate a technology's performance capabilities prior to field installation. The purpose of the field experiments is to evaluate the physical impacts of the various technologies on the electric grid and to quantify the associated benefits.

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ISO-New England (Synchrophasor Infrastructure and Data Utilization in the ISO New England Transmission Region)

April 2015

ISO-New England (ISO-NE) and seven of its transmission owners have installed phasor measurement units (PMUs) and phasor data concentrators (PDCs) across the six states in the New England control area. These devices, in conjunction with a set of new applications, have the potential to improve the reliability of the transmission grid and to prevent the spread of local disturbances to neighboring regions through enhanced monitoring capabilities and increased situational awareness. ISO-NE is exploring a long-term plan for operations where advanced transmission management software will assist in determining real-time grid stability margins. ISO-NE has already used this technology to increase power system engineers visibility into bulk power system conditions in near-real time and enabled the potential for earlier detection of disturbances that could result in instabilities or cascading outages. Access to more granular grid state information has allowed ISO-NE power system engineers to improve power system models and analytical techniques, enhancing the overall reliability of the ISO-NE system.

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Lakeland Electric Consumer Behavior Study Final Evaluation Report

April 2015

This final evaluation report summarizes results from Lakeland Electric's two-year 3-Period Time of Use program called "Shift-to-Save." Lakeland Electric had undertaken this study as part of a full system wide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Smart Grid Investment Grant Program. Lakeland's submission to the DOE listed the objectives of this study to include estimating the following: the amount of peak demand savings, the amount of load shifting from on peak to off peak periods and from shoulder periods to off peak periods, and the amount of net overall electric usage savings to customers. Other objectives included assessing customer acceptance and retention, and assessing customer volunteer rates verses assigned rates, as well as customer dropout rates.

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Kansas City Power and Light Green Impact Zone SmartGrid Demonstration Final Technical Report

April 2015

This document represents the Final Technical Report for the Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) Green Impact Zone SmartGrid Demonstration Project (SGDP). The KCP&L project is partially funded by Department of Energy (DOE) Regional Smart Grid Demonstration Project cooperative agreement DE-OE0000221 in the Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure application area.This Final Technical Report summarizes the KCP&L SGDP as of April 30, 2015 and includes summaries of the project design, implementation, operations, and analysis performed as of that date.

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Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc. - Smart Grid Program

April 2015

Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s (TECI's) Smart Grid program involved the installation of advanced metering, communications infrastructure, distribution automation equipment, and customer systems. The project implemented two-way communication that enables customers to view their energy consumption at their convenience through customer systems and web portals.

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Lafayette Consolidated Government Lafayette Utilities System Smart Grid Project Final Project Description

April 2015

Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) is part of the Lafayette Consolidated Government. This municipally-owned electric utility serves the City of Lafayette and surrounding areas - comprising a population of more than 120,000 people over 47.7 square miles in southwestern Louisiana. The LUS Smart Grid project deployed advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), distribution automation equipment, and advanced monitoring equipment including Phasor Measurement Units (PMU) for the transmission system. The network of new transmission and distribution assets provides improved reliability and reduced outage duration, as well as reduced peak loads and overall energy usage across LUS's service territory. LUS also provided customer access to an enhanced web portal.

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