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Georgia Institute of Technology Project Description

The National Electric Energy Testing, Research, and Applications Center (NEETRAC) of the Georgia Institute of Technology is working with its 35 member companies and other utilities to deliver training for line crews and engineers. NEETRAC scientists and engineers will develop and conduct the training. Line crews will learn how to install new technology connector products through classroom lectures and discussions that use NEETRAC failure investigation studies and hand-on practicum where students will install various accessories. Engineers will learn about connector theory, how to specify connectors, and how to create quality systems that ensure reliability of field installations.

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Ameren Services Company Project Description

Ameren??s Smarter Workforce Training Program addresses three Smart Grid areas: advanced distribution management systems (ADMS), a new geographic information (GIS), and other smart devices for electric distribution systems. As a part of their training process, Ameren identifies key users who will receive additional training as instructors. This approach builds instructor credibility and enables these instructors to share their knowledge at their work sites. Ameren fosters a culture of continuous feedback to increase the effectiveness of their training and ensure student learning. Key stakeholders validate training materials, processes, and delivery methods during pilot training sessions. Ameren uses the Kirkpatrick model to evaluate training programs by targeting student satisfaction, learning, application of knowledge and skills gained, and track results, such as improved morale, return on investment, increase in sales/production, and increased customer satisfaction.

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Ivy Tech Project Description

Ivy Tech and Purdue University is combining education and industry to form the Crossroads SmartGrid Training Program to develop education courses to minimize the education-workforce gap in the electric energy sector. Educational areas include systems management and security, information technology and power systems engineering, and training of line workers, technicians, and mechanics. The curriculum will train operators, technicians, engineers, and research scientists in college degree and certificate programs. Crossroads will use HUB technology developed at Purdue as a training module.

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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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Mon Power Project Description

This FirstEnergy/MonPower RDSI demonstrates improved distribution performance, reliability, and security of electric supply through the integration of distributed resources. The West Virginia Super Circuit (WVSC) is a smart grid demonstration project led by FirstEnergy. Its subsidiary MonPower is working with selected partners and vendors to demonstrate improved distribution performance, reliability, and security of electric supply through the integration of distributed resources and advanced technologies.

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Automated Demand Response Benefits California Utilities and Commercial & Industrial Customers

Honeywell is demonstrating, on a utility program scale, commercial acceptance of automated response (autoDR) working with Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E). Honeywell is providing a turnkey utility-style program effort to sign up and implement technology for commercial and industrial customers whose average electric exceeds 200 kW. Large-scale customer adoption of autoDR enables SCE and PG&E to initiate and automatically execute customized shedding and other strategies in response to peak event notifications or price signals. Honeywell provides all aspects of customer delivery for the autoDR program, including customer audits, installation of customer-sited automated control devices, and recommendations for optimal response strategies. This project coincides with the California utilities?? adoption of (CPP). CPP is a mandatory tariff for new, large commercial customers that will push electric rates approximately 10 times higher during high electric days, but offers customers a lower daily rate for non-critical peak days.??

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Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Project Description

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in collaboration with Exelon, the Galvin Electricity Initiative (GEI), S&C Electric and other key partners (the team) propose to develop, demonstrate, promote, and commercialize a and supporting technologies that will achieve "Perfect Power" at the main campus of IIT. This will be a self healing, learning and self-aware Smart Grid that identifies and isolates faults, reroutes power to accommodate changes and generation, and dispatches generation and reduces based on price signals, weather forecasts, and loss of grid power.

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Workforce Development Institute Project Description

The Workforce Development Institute is collaborating with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, the National Electrical Contractor??s Association, and major utilities to ensure that adequate numbers of lineman are trained and available to install, maintain, and support the New York State electric power sector. The program will upgrade and improve skills needed to support Smart Grid implementation. This project will result in 450 new apprenticeship positions and establish a career path for these individuals to move from pre-apprentices to apprentices to journeymen. The project is also training 800 current lineworkers (journeymen, current apprentices, groundhands, splicers, and equipment operators) with adequate knowledge for job retention and implementation of the Smart Grid. Trainees are immediately placed in jobs.

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NRECA & DOE Smart Grid Demonstration Project (DE-OE0000222) Interim Technology Performance Report - April 2013

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is demonstrating Smart Grid technologies with 27 cooperatives in 11 states across multiple utilities, geographies, climates, and applications including low density areas, low consumer income areas, and service areas prone to natural disasters. NRECA will conduct studies in advanced volt/volt-ampere reactive for total demand; generation and transmission-wide (G&T) demand response over advanced metering infrastructure (AMI); critical peak pricing over AMI; water heater and air conditioning load control over AMI; advanced water heater control and thermal storage; consumer Internet energy usage portal pilots; consumer in-home energy display pilots; time-sensitive rates pilots; multiple AMI integration at G&T co-ops; distribution co-op meter data management system applications; and self-healing feeders for improved reliability. Installations will be implemented in four successive tranches, each of four months’ duration. A study will be conducted at the conclusion of each trance to improve the study plan, alter the type of data collected if necessary, and to assess the type of equipment installed and its configuration. This information will be shared across the co-op community.

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Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County Project Description

The Snohomish County PUD, Washington, (Snohomish PUD) project involves several types of smart grid systems to enhance distribution performance and reliability. The project includes a digital communication network covering Snohomish PUD??s entire distribution to better respond to changes in electricity and grid conditions. The project upgrades 42 of 85 substations with automated control capabilities to prepare the substations for full-scale deployment of and integration of distributed energy resources. The project is deploying advanced automation equipment to 10 circuits to reduce line losses and to improve service reliability. These assets are being managed through a , which allows Snohomish PUD to better monitor and control grid operations and conditions. These upgrades allow Snohomish PUD to reduce operations and maintenance costs and improve distribution efficiency, reliability, and power quality.

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Exelon (ComEd/PECO) Smart Grid Demonstration Overview - August 2010

PECO’s Smart Future Greater Philadelphia project included installation of a robust, multi‐tiered communications infrastructure to support deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and distribution automation (DA). Over 784,000 smart meters were deployed, as well as a meter data management system (MDMS), a web portal, a time‐of‐use (TOU) pricing pilot, and a variety of DA assets, including capacitor and voltage controllers.​

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PPL Electric Utilities Corporation Project Description

PPL Electric Utilities?? smart grid project deployed new (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.??

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Consumer Behavior Study Description: Smart Study TOGETHER™ - November 2011

The Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E) project involved system-wide deployment of a fully integrated advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution and distribution of in-home devices to selected customers. OG&E also deployed a distribution management system, automated switching, and integrated volt/volt-ampere reactive (var) control. The project included an AMI-enabled study of consumer behavior in response to different forms of dynamic pricing and home area network technologies on an opt-in basis. Additionally, OG&E collaborated with University of Oklahoma faculty and students to deploy energy saving technologies within 46 buildings on the Norman, Oklahoma, campus and took advantage of opportunities for smart grid education and training.

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NV Energy Nevada Dynamic Pricing Trial Interim Report Vol 1-4 - April 2013

NV Energy’s NV Energize project includes deployment of smart meters and communications infrastructure for all residential and commercial customers and pilot programs for time-based rates, advanced customer service options, and electric vehicle monitoring. The project also includes a new meter data management system (MDMS) that integrates all the smart meter data for use in system management, operations, and billing activities. An advanced demand response management system (DRMS) integrates the utility’s portfolio of demand response programs and provides a link to customer service, control operations, system operations, and other functions. An energy management system links the control of the electric transmission, distribution, and generation facilities with the two distinct northern and southern Nevada balancing areas, thereby consolidating transmission and balancing operations statewide across all of NV Energy’s generation fleet and grid interface points. The associated operations improvements results in reduced operations costs, fewer truck rolls, and associated reductions in emissions.

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NV Energy Smart Meter Deployment Handbook - April 2013

NV Energy’s NV Energize project includes deployment of smart meters and communications infrastructure for all residential and commercial customers and pilot programs for time-based rates, advanced customer service options, and electric vehicle monitoring. The project also includes a new meter data management system (MDMS) that integrates all the smart meter data for use in system management, operations, and billing activities. An advanced demand response management system (DRMS) integrates the utility’s portfolio of demand response programs and provides a link to customer service, control operations, system operations, and other functions. An energy management system links the control of the electric transmission, distribution, and generation facilities with the two distinct northern and southern Nevada balancing areas, thereby consolidating transmission and balancing operations statewide across all of NV Energy’s generation fleet and grid interface points. The associated operations improvements results in reduced operations costs, fewer truck rolls, and associated reductions in emissions.

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City of Glendale Project Description

The City of Glendale??s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Smart Grid Initiative project involves -wide deployment of advanced meters, use of customer systems and in-home displays, installation of equipment systems, and management of distributed energy storage. The project aims to reduce peak loads, overall electricity use, and operations and maintenance costs while increasing distribution efficiency and reliability. The project implements secure wireless communications to (1) allow customers to view their electricity consumption through Web portals and displays at any time, and (2) allow Glendale to manage, measure, and verify targeted reduction during peak periods. In addition to the AMI deployment, Glendale is upgrading selected feeders with equipment to improve the operational efficiency as well as reliability.

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Pecan Street Smart Grid Demonstration Program - Interim Technology Performance Report - June 2014

Pecan Street Inc. is developing and implementing an Energy Internet at the 711-acre Robert Mueller mixed-use development in Austin, Texas. Smart Grid systems that form the foundation of this project include home energy monitoring systems, a smart meter research network, energy management gateways, distributed generation, electric vehicles with Level 2 charge systems and smart thermostats. These technologies will be integrated into a smart grid that links 1,000 residences - including 250 newer, green-built homes, 250 homes at least 10 years old that were not green-built and 140 apartments - 25 small commercial properties and three public schools. Over 200 of the residential participants will acquire rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) and 75 homes will acquire electric vehicles with level-2 charging systems through this research trial. The project will also integrate 50 residences with smart water and smart gas meters. Through the use of Pecan Street’s home energy monitoring systems, customers can view their energy use in real-time at the device level, set and track utility bill budgets, have software manage electricity use of individual appliances and sell energy back to the grid; cars connected to the grid can be powered with solar energy and help level loads; and utilities can store power and deliver it when needed. The project team will also develop and test advanced data acquisition and management structures that will transform big energy data into useful information within a secure environment.

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The Pecan Street Project - Working group recommendations - March 2010

Pecan Street Inc. is developing and implementing an Energy Internet at the 711-acre Robert Mueller mixed-use development in Austin, Texas. Smart Grid systems that form the foundation of this project include home energy monitoring systems, a smart meter research network, energy management gateways, distributed generation, electric vehicles with Level 2 charge systems and smart thermostats. These technologies will be integrated into a smart grid that links 1,000 residences - including 250 newer, green-built homes, 250 homes at least 10 years old that were not green-built and 140 apartments - 25 small commercial properties and three public schools. Over 200 of the residential participants will acquire rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) and 75 homes will acquire electric vehicles with level-2 charging systems through this research trial. The project will also integrate 50 residences with smart water and smart gas meters. Through the use of Pecan Street’s home energy monitoring systems, customers can view their energy use in real-time at the device level, set and track utility bill budgets, have software manage electricity use of individual appliances and sell energy back to the grid; cars connected to the grid can be powered with solar energy and help level loads; and utilities can store power and deliver it when needed. The project team will also develop and test advanced data acquisition and management structures that will transform big energy data into useful information within a secure environment.

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Pecan Street Project - Report Of Recommendations - December 2010

Pecan Street Inc. is developing and implementing an Energy Internet at the 711-acre Robert Mueller mixed-use development in Austin, Texas. Smart Grid systems that form the foundation of this project include home energy monitoring systems, a smart meter research network, energy management gateways, distributed generation, electric vehicles with Level 2 charge systems and smart thermostats. These technologies will be integrated into a smart grid that links 1,000 residences - including 250 newer, green-built homes, 250 homes at least 10 years old that were not green-built and 140 apartments - 25 small commercial properties and three public schools. Over 200 of the residential participants will acquire rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) and 75 homes will acquire electric vehicles with level-2 charging systems through this research trial. The project will also integrate 50 residences with smart water and smart gas meters. Through the use of Pecan Street’s home energy monitoring systems, customers can view their energy use in real-time at the device level, set and track utility bill budgets, have software manage electricity use of individual appliances and sell energy back to the grid; cars connected to the grid can be powered with solar energy and help level loads; and utilities can store power and deliver it when needed. The project team will also develop and test advanced data acquisition and management structures that will transform big energy data into useful information within a secure environment.

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Pecan Street Project - Presentation to EPA - December 2010

Pecan Street Inc. is developing and implementing an Energy Internet at the 711-acre Robert Mueller mixed-use development in Austin, Texas. Smart Grid systems that form the foundation of this project include home energy monitoring systems, a smart meter research network, energy management gateways, distributed generation, electric vehicles with Level 2 charge systems and smart thermostats. These technologies will be integrated into a smart grid that links 1,000 residences - including 250 newer, green-built homes, 250 homes at least 10 years old that were not green-built and 140 apartments - 25 small commercial properties and three public schools. Over 200 of the residential participants will acquire rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) and 75 homes will acquire electric vehicles with level-2 charging systems through this research trial. The project will also integrate 50 residences with smart water and smart gas meters. Through the use of Pecan Street’s home energy monitoring systems, customers can view their energy use in real-time at the device level, set and track utility bill budgets, have software manage electricity use of individual appliances and sell energy back to the grid; cars connected to the grid can be powered with solar energy and help level loads; and utilities can store power and deliver it when needed. The project team will also develop and test advanced data acquisition and management structures that will transform big energy data into useful information within a secure environment.

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Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC Project Description

Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC??s (Duke??s) project focused on the??modernization of the existing serial??based communications??infrastructure across the Carolinas. Upgrades to 52 substations??included installations of phasor measurement ntits (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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Atlantic City Electric Company Project Description

The Atlantic City Electric Company??s (ACE) SGIG project is deploying assets, direct control devices, and a wireless communications network. Direct control devices are being offered that provide financial incentives for customers for allowing ACE to cycle air-conditioners or control thermostats during peak periods. devices, which include feeder monitors, equipment condition monitors, and automated feeder switches improve the reliability and power quality of the distribution . These systems also reduce operation and maintenance costs as well as distribution line losses.

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Potomac Electric Power Company (Maryland) Project Description

The Pepco - Maryland Smart Grid project includes , advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), and a response program that involves direct control and time-based rate programs. The AMI installation is designed to provide customers and Pepco with detailed electricity usage information, which, when combined with response programs, can help customers reduce their electricity usage and manage their electricity costs. The deployment includes and transformer monitors that can improve the reliability of the distribution while decreasing the cost of operations and maintenance.

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