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M2M Communications Project Description

Beginning in March 2010, M2M Communications (M2M) developed and installed two-way, web-to-wireless -control devices as part of the Peak Energy Agriculture Rewards (PEAR) program, an agricultural response program in California??s Central Valley. The program was marketed to agricultural customers within Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) service territories and ran through April 2011. The controllers collected real-time information on water use and soil conditions, enabling farmers to make informed decisions as to whether they could participate in response vents and earn cash incentives. The -control devices turned irrigation pumps off and on in response to announcements of critical peak events.

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Oncor Electric Delivery Interim Report - October 2011

Oncor and its partners are conducting studies to remove constraints that prevent utilities from using Dynamic Line Rating (DLR) technology. Oncor will install and commission DLR technology at 26 locations distributed along eight transmission circuits located in Bell, Bosque, Falls, Hill, McLennan, and Williamson counties in central Texas. These circuits have been identified as significantly constrained by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. At each location sensors will be attached to transmission towers. Radio receivers will be installed inside ten substations. The remaining dynamic line rating components will be housed at a transmission management system control center in Dallas. DLR technology uses a tension sensing device installed directly in a transmission circuit that accurately rates the conductor allowing better line management that enables the reduction of grid congestion. The use of DLR will provide the true transfer capacity of the grid in real time accounting for actual weather conditions. Oncor will demonstrate how installation can be streamlined; optimize the number of monitors required to rate the transmission line; train installation crews in effective installation practices; evaluate current calibration techniques to improve productivity and accuracy; and develop a best practices manual for future installations. Oncor will also demonstrate a technology that monitors line sag/clearances without requiring mounting equipment on the structures or line, which provides the flexibility to move sensors as needed.

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Municipal Utilities' Investment in Smart Grid Technologies Improves Services and Lowers Costs - October 2014

Burbank Water and Power’s (BWP’s) Smart Grid Program included smart meters, communications infrastructure, an outage management system (OMS), distribution automation (DA), time-based rate programs, advanced customer service options, energy storage, and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The project implemented two-way communications and metering to enable customers to view their energy consumption at their convenience through systems such as web portals. The project also included DA to enhance the reliability and quality of electric delivery and reduce operations and maintenance costs. In addition, the project included controls for distributed energy resources to manage peak electric demand and integrate renewable resources into grid operations.

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NSTAR Interim Report - March 2013

NSTAR is enabling residential dynamic pricing (time-of-use, critical peak rates, and rebates) and two-way direct load control by capturing Automated Meter Reading (AMR) data transmissions and communicating through existing customer-sited broadband connections in conjunction with home area networks. This will enable recording and transfer of interval consumption data to NSTAR via a two-way communications pathway that can also be used for sending load control signals, measuring demand response loads, and conducting event-specific impact evaluations. Customers can view their real-time energy consumption and costs through in-home displays and via a web portal. This approach has been validated in NSTAR’s Smart Grid test lab. The project demonstration includes approximately 2,700 residential customers in the Boston area. Data collection will span two summer (i.e., cooling) seasons and occur over a period of about 24 months.

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University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Project Description

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is developing a workforce fully trained in power technology by providing education and training to current and future workers across a variety of educational levels. For middle schools and high schools, UTC trains teachers about power technology to draw more future workers into the industry. Power-related electives permit undergraduate students to specialize in high- technologies. Engineers who have already earned university degrees benefit from additional training in modern power systems through a Master??s program, short courses, and seminars. Additionally, certificate programs are being developed in cyber security, Smart Grid, clean energy and efficiency, and power engineering for current technicians and displaced workers. UTC will also develop programs for managers by integrating engineering management courses with power systems education.

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Interoperability and Cyber Security Plan - NRECA CRN Smart Grid Regional Demonstration - May 2010

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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National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Case Study - June 2011

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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City of Fort Collins Project Description

The primary aim of the project is to demonstrate the monitoring, aggregation, distribution integration, dispatch, and verification of distributed generation, renewable energy, and response resources (collectively, Distributed Energy Resources or DER) for reducing peak loading on two feeders within Fort Collins Utilities electric distribution network by at least 15% (target goal is in the 20% to 30% range). Over 3.5 megawatts (MW) of DER from approximately 5 different participant locations were aggregated to demonstrate technical feasibility and the benefits of DER to asset owners and distribution network operations. Distributed generation sources (including renewable generation sources) that will be part of the demonstration include photovoltaic, micro-turbines, dual fuel CHP systems using process-generated methane, reciprocating engines, conventional backup generators, wind turbine simulator, plug-in hybrid electrics in a vehicle-to-grid configuration, and fuel cells. response capabilities will be aggregated from a mix of heating and air conditioning loads, process loads, and thermal storage. Energy efficiency upgrades will also contribute toward long-term reduction of loads on the selected feeders.

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ATK Launch Systems Project Description

ATK Launch Systems in Promontory, Utah comprises over 540 buildings on a sprawling 19,900-acre site accessible by 75 miles of roads. Their power of three main substations and 60 miles of power lines deliver about 17 MW () to the facilities, with an annual energy bill of over $15 million. The objective of this project is to "develop and demonstrate a diverse of renewable distributed generation technologies that are integrated into an intelligent automation with two-way communications to the utility and that will produce an on- reduction of 15% of substation ." The ATK Launch Systems Demonstration Project technology includes: Renewable Energy Sources, which are waste heat recovery systems ??? 100 kW of generation, wind turbines (water pumping/compressed air storage) ??? 100 kW total capacity, and 500 kW of total storage capacity. The wind and waste heat generators will provide energy to recharge the storage systems. The project includes aggregation and monitoring, detection and diagnostics, remote monitoring and control, two-way customer-utility web interface, black start, historical trending and reports, as well as alarm and event notification.

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UNLV Project Description

This project demonstrates dramatic reduction in residential new construction through distributed generation, distributed energy storage, energy efficiency, direct control and price-responsive control. In cooperation with a nationally recognized home builder, a green field development of 185 homes has been built in which each home was designed for optimal energy efficiency and electrically metered with the most advanced technology available. Efficiency improvement over conventionally designed homes has exceeded 45% and the goal of 65% efficiency is expected when storage batteries are adopted by home owners. The multi-faceted approach to effective and efficient electricity use includes solar photovoltaic systems, direct and price-responsive control and peak reduction strategies. Most importantly, UNLV is directing this development along with the local utility with cutting edge metering and communication technologies to assess the cooperative behavior of residences in the goal of electricity conservation. An ???Intelligent Agent?? software has been developed to integrate Internet and communications with home owners that weaves customer preferences into the energy savings strategy in a way to that is intended to excite and engage residential customers in the management process.

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Project Boeing SGS: Interim Technology Performance Report 2 - June 2014

Boeing and its partner PJM Interconnection will demonstrate the benefits of advanced technologies for improving cyber security in an energy management environment. This project is differentiated by its ability to leverage network architecture and industry leading security experience and capabilities that are scalable and interoperable with both legacy systems and new smart grid technologies. The PJM project region covers all or part of 13 states and the District of Columbia, includes over 243,000 square miles, and serves more than 61 million people. This densely populated region accounts for more than 26% of total generation and load for the entire Eastern Interconnection. Boeing will demonstrate a combination of technologies that it has successfully implemented in the commercial, defense, and intelligence communities that will result in enhanced situational awareness and security. The project will commence with an in-depth security assessment of the regional network and the evolving communication, telemetry, and advanced controls required for a secure, reliable power grid. Assessment results will determine the set of selected technologies to be evaluated, integrated and tested for inclusion as part of the cyber security suite for the strong, secure, smart grid. The project will conclude with operational demonstrations conducted for government and industry stakeholders. Deliverables will include reports on technology benefits achieved through analysis, experimentation and demonstration. Results will contribute significantly to providing metrics for assessing smart grid progress for the transmission system. Thus the project will advance the DOE's ultimate goals of increasing the reliability of the grid, providing greater security, and establishing a baseline for grid-wide replication.

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Implementing the CIM at DTE: An Implementation Methods Committee Case Study - January 2014

Detroit Edison’s (DTE’s) SmartCurrentsSM project involved deployment of distribution automation (DA) assets on 55 circuits, an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system to support 725,000 meters, a meter data management system (MDMS), a distribution management system (DMS), and various customer systems, including a new web portal, in-home displays, and programmable communicating thermostats. The DA component included implementation of automated switches and monitors for improved volt/VAR control at 11 substations. DTE also piloted a time-based rate program to assess demand response potential and customer acceptance. The project improved distribution system reliability, operational efficiency, and power quality. DTE also enabled customers to make more informed decisions about electricity usage to control costs.

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Chevron Energy Solutions L.P. Project Description

The overarching objectives of the proposed demonstration are to significantly reduce peak and measurably improve power reliability at Santa Rita Jail. This will be accomplished by implementing a CERTS (Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions) microgrid that incorporates one of the nation??s largest customer-sited NaS energy storage systems with multiple distributed energy resources. By effectively reducing peak , the project will improve grid reliability, increase grid efficiency and security. By providing islanding capability, the project will meet critical customer reliability requirements.

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San Diego Gas & Electric Project Description

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E;) will conduct a pilot scale proof-of-concept test in San Diego, California of how advanced GridWiseTM information-based technologies and DER may increase asset utilization and reliability of the power grid in a nationally scalable approach. The application of appropriate technologies in an integrated fashion has the potential to allow more power to be delivered through existing infrastructure and reduce the need to build more in the future.

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Detroit Edison Interim Report - January 2014

Detroit Edison’s (DTE’s) SmartCurrentsSM project involved deployment of distribution automation (DA) assets on 55 circuits, an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system to support 725,000 meters, a meter data management system (MDMS), a distribution management system (DMS), and various customer systems, including a new web portal, in-home displays, and programmable communicating thermostats. The DA component included implementation of automated switches and monitors for improved volt/VAR control at 11 substations. DTE also piloted a time-based rate program to assess demand response potential and customer acceptance. The project improved distribution system reliability, operational efficiency, and power quality. DTE also enabled customers to make more informed decisions about electricity usage to control costs.

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Marblehead Municipal Light Department Consumer Behavior Study

MMLD is rolling out a pricing option to???as well as collecting interval load data from???a subset of consumers using the advanced meters. The goal is to assess how residential consumers accept and respond to CPP on a voluntary (???opt-in??) basis to redu

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Project Boeing SGS: Interim Technology Performance Report 1 - December 2012

Boeing and its partner PJM Interconnection will demonstrate the benefits of advanced technologies for improving cyber security in an energy management environment. This project is differentiated by its ability to leverage network architecture and industry leading security experience and capabilities that are scalable and interoperable with both legacy systems and new smart grid technologies. The PJM project region covers all or part of 13 states and the District of Columbia, includes over 243,000 square miles, and serves more than 61 million people. This densely populated region accounts for more than 26% of total generation and load for the entire Eastern Interconnection. Boeing will demonstrate a combination of technologies that it has successfully implemented in the commercial, defense, and intelligence communities that will result in enhanced situational awareness and security. The project will commence with an in-depth security assessment of the regional network and the evolving communication, telemetry, and advanced controls required for a secure, reliable power grid. Assessment results will determine the set of selected technologies to be evaluated, integrated and tested for inclusion as part of the cyber security suite for the strong, secure, smart grid. The project will conclude with operational demonstrations conducted for government and industry stakeholders. Deliverables will include reports on technology benefits achieved through analysis, experimentation and demonstration. Results will contribute significantly to providing metrics for assessing smart grid progress for the transmission system. Thus the project will advance the DOE's ultimate goals of increasing the reliability of the grid, providing greater security, and establishing a baseline for grid-wide replication.

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University of Minnesota Project Description

Building on their current electric power engineering program, the University of Minnesota (UMN) is revitalizing U.S. power engineering education by creating a consortium of a large number of universities that will share state-of-the-art laboratories in power engineering. Programs are collectively designed and shared with consortium universities who disseminate laboratories and curricula to non-member regional universities, and technical and community colleges. This method of dissemination enables flexibility in fulfilling each university??s needs and facilitates information sharing with novel laboratories. The consortium is also supporting faculty development and providing new classroom materials. Establishing a foundation for graduate education and research in the areas of renewable energy such as wind, solar, storage, and energy conservation is also a part of these revitalization efforts.

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Vermont Transco, LLC Consumer Behavior Study

Vermont Transco will perform a statistically rigorous assessment of the relative merits of several dynamic pricing options and information treatments on a subset of residential customers in Vermont. This is a randomized study involving both treatment grou

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New York State Electric and Gas Final Report - September 2012

New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) will build an advanced compressed air energy storage (CAES) plant with a rated capacity of 150 WM using an existing 4.5 million cubic foot underground salt cavern in Reading, New York. The plant is sited between the bulk of U.S. wind resources and the heavy population centers of the East Coast; it is the closest proposed underground storage asset to the New York and New England load areas. The plant will have the capacity to operate 16 hours a day and will provide energy arbitrage for approximately 2,300-2,500 hours each year. It will use off-peak electricity to compress air into the cavern. When electricity is needed the air will be withdrawn, heated, and passed through a turbine to drive an electric generator, burning one-third the amount of fuel compared to conventional combustion turbines. NYSEG’s CAES plant will provide flexible generation capability to accommodate fluctuations in load. The plant will be tied to NYSEG’s cross-state 230 kV/345 kV transmission system that feeds major metropolitan centers in Central New York. The 230 kV line is the recipient of a large proportion of wind power and is tied to the New York City load areas. It will provide redundancy in capacity, ensure against congestion and power fluctuations, and can provide improved power quality to the grid. Iberdrola USA, the parent of NYSEG, plans to conduct a feasibility study in the future to determine the ability to increase the plant’s capacity to 360 MW or greater.

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NRECA Interim Reports - November 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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Oklahoma Gas & Electric Consumer Behavior Study

OG&E is assessing the relative merits of several dynamic pricing options and information treatments on a subset of residential and commercial sector volunteers in Norman. This is a randomized, statistically based study involving 4,000 residences and 1

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New Forecasting Tools Enhance Wind Energy Integration In Idaho and Oregon - September 2014

Idaho Power Company’s (IPC’s) Smart Grid Program included deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), AMI‐enabled customer systems, and advanced synchrophasor monitoring equipment for the transmission system. IPC installed 380,928 smart meters for residential and commercial customers and deployed a web portal to provide customers with access to their AMI data and new energy management tools. Smart meters enable IPC to enhance its offering of existing time‐of‐use rates to customers and further reduce peak loads on the system. Peak load is also managed through direct load control devices on participating customers’ irrigation systems. IPC also installed phasor measurement units (PMUs) to improve the diagnostic capabilities and overall reliability of the transmission system. In addition, the company developed tools to enable the effective integration of renewable resources onto the transmission grid.

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CCET Final Report

The Center for Commercialization of Electric Technologies (CCET) is demonstrating new response mechanisms to help integrate large amounts of highly variable wind generation into the ERCOT grid by utilizing better monitoring capabilities, enhanced operator visualization, and improved management. Improved management includes the use of smart grid technologies at Texas facilities: Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, Mueller Development in Austin, the Harmony solar community, north of Houston and residential consumers in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas.

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