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Southeast Smart Grid Peer-to-peer Workshop - October 2011

Progress Energy Service Company's (Progress Energy's) Optimized Energy Value Chain project involved deployment of advanced metering and distribution automation systems. The project implemented two-way communications to allow Progress Energy to manage, measure, and verify targeted demand reductions during peak periods. New information and communications systems capture commercial and industrial (C&I) meter data for billing and future implementation of new pricing programs and service offerings. Progress Energy implemented a distribution management system, automated switching, and integrated voltage and reactive power control to reduce line losses and improve service reliability. The project also installed advanced transmission systems, including on-line monitoring equipment on key and "at-risk" transmission substations and transformer banks. In addition, Progress Energy installed 255 electric vehicle charging stations in the Carolinas and Florida service territories.

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Kansas City Power and Light Interim Report

Kansas City Power & Light and its partners is demonstrating an end-to-end SmartGrid ???built around a major SmartSubstation with a local distributed control based on IEC 61850 protocols and control processors???that includes advanced generation, distribution, and customer technologies. Co-located renewable energy sources, such as solar and other parallel generation, will be placed in the demonstration area and will feed into the energy grid. The demonstration area consists of ten circuits served by one substation across two square miles with 14,000 commercial and residential customers. Part of the demonstration area contains the Green Impact Zone, 150 inner-city blocks that suffers from high levels of unemployment, poverty, and crime. Efforts in the Green Impact Zone will focus on training residents to implement weatherization and energy efficiency programs to reduce utility bills, conserve energy, and create jobs. KCP&L??s SmartGrid program will provide area businesses and residents with enhanced reliability and efficiency through real-time information about electricity supply and . It will enable customers to manage their electricity use and save money.

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NRECA Final Report

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 ; generation and transmission-wide (G&T) response over advanced metering infrastructure (AMI); over AMI; water heater and air conditioning 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 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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Oncor Electric Delivery Final Report

Oncor and its partners are conducting studies to remove constraints that prevent utilities from using Dynamic Line (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 components will be housed at a transmission management 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 ; 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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Technology Performance Report #1: Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration, a Regional Smart Grid Demonstration Project

Southern California Edison (SCE) is conducting an end-to-end demonstration of numerous Smart Grid technologies necessary to meet state and federal policy goals for the year 2020. The Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration (ISGD) project will investigate the use of to enable deep, substation-level situational awareness. The project will also evaluate the latest generation of technologies, including looped 12 kV distribution circuit topology utilizing universal remote circuit interrupters. Advanced Volt/VAR Control capabilities will also be used to demonstrate customer energy consumption savings through conservation voltage reduction. The project scope includes customer homes, where the integration, monitoring, control, and efficacy of devices such as energy management systems, smart appliances, energy storage, and photovoltaic systems will be demonstrated. The impact of device-specific response (DR), as well as management capabilities involving energy storage devices and plug-in electric vehicle charging equipment will also be assessed. DR events will use the protocol standards being adopted by Advanced Metering Infrastructure programs such as Edison SmartConnect??. The project results will also demonstrate the next generation of Substation Automation (SA-3), an automation and control design based on the open standard IEC-61850. This is expected to provide measurable engineering, operations, and maintenance benefits through improved safety, security, and reliability.

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Project Boeing SGS: Interim Technology Performance Report 3 - November 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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NYPA Evaluation of Instrumentation and Dynamic Thermal Ratings for Overhead Lines - Final Report - October 2013

New York Power Authority (NYPA) and its partners will implement and demonstrate the effects that Dynamic Thermal Circuit Ratings (DTCR) technology can have on areas of the New York State transmission system where there is the potential for wind generation. NYPA will use real-time thermal ratings measurements to correlate increased wind generation and increased transmission capacity, which could defer millions of dollars in capital expenditures on transmission projects. DTCR will be applied to three 230 kV transmission lines: Moses-Willis line spanning 710 feet surrounded by inactive agricultural land and low hayfields near to the town of Massena; Willis-Ryan line spanning 580 feet surrounded by cultivated cropland close to Chateaugay; and Moses-Adirondack line spanning 545 feet in Massena surrounded by permanent pasture and near natural forest and wetland.

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NYPA Evaluation of Instrumentation and Dynamic Thermal Ratings for Overhead Lines - Interim Report

New York Power Authority (NYPA) and its partners will implement and demonstrate the effects that Dynamic Thermal Circuit Ratings (DTCR) technology can have on areas of the New York State transmission system where there is the potential for wind generation. NYPA will use real-time thermal ratings measurements to correlate increased wind generation and increased transmission capacity, which could defer millions of dollars in capital expenditures on transmission projects. DTCR will be applied to three 230 kV transmission lines: Moses-Willis line spanning 710 feet surrounded by inactive agricultural land and low hayfields near to the town of Massena; Willis-Ryan line spanning 580 feet surrounded by cultivated cropland close to Chateaugay; and Moses-Adirondack line spanning 545 feet in Massena surrounded by permanent pasture and near natural forest and wetland.

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Secure Interoperable Open Smart Grid Demonstration Project (Final Technical Report Appendices) - December 2014

The Consolidated Edison Company of New York and its partners are demonstrating a secure, interoperable, open Smart Grid that reduces electricity demand and increases energy reliability and efficiency. The project performer, servicing New York City and its suburbs, has one of the highest load densities in the world, representing a complex and diverse test bed, including critical organizations such as Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, major medical facilities, and hubs for national and global communications. Distributed thermal and battery storage, advanced metering infrastructure, home area networks, building management systems, photovoltaics, and smart electric vehicle charging have been demonstrated. The demonstrations have illustrated how data from disparate systems are securely communicated, integrated, and displayed to the control center operator through the use of decision-aid tools, thus helping operators identify problem areas and prioritize corrective action in both normal and contingency operations. Other new technologies developed include a rules-based dashboard for operators, a risk management engine to facilitate efficient operation, a transmission decision management engine that aggregates electricity supply data, an adaptive stochastic controller, and an intelligent maintenance system. It is anticipated that the technologies listed above will be scalable across urban utility territories nationwide.

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Secure Interoperable Open Smart Grid Demonstration Project (Final Technical Report) - December 2014

The Consolidated Edison Company of New York and its partners are demonstrating a secure, interoperable, open Smart Grid that reduces electricity demand and increases energy reliability and efficiency. The project performer, servicing New York City and its suburbs, has one of the highest load densities in the world, representing a complex and diverse test bed, including critical organizations such as Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, major medical facilities, and hubs for national and global communications. Distributed thermal and battery storage, advanced metering infrastructure, home area networks, building management systems, photovoltaics, and smart electric vehicle charging have been demonstrated. The demonstrations have illustrated how data from disparate systems are securely communicated, integrated, and displayed to the control center operator through the use of decision-aid tools, thus helping operators identify problem areas and prioritize corrective action in both normal and contingency operations. Other new technologies developed include a rules-based dashboard for operators, a risk management engine to facilitate efficient operation, a transmission decision management engine that aggregates electricity supply data, an adaptive stochastic controller, and an intelligent maintenance system. It is anticipated that the technologies listed above will be scalable across urban utility territories nationwide.

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City of Naperville, IL Project Description

The City of Naperville (Naperville) Smart Grid Initiative involved city-wide deployment of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)??system, a meter data??management (MDMS), and an expansion of (DA) capabilities.

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University of Kentucky Project Description

The University of Kentucky Research Foundation is creating a Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK) at the College of Engineering. In close collaboration with industry, the PEIK will combine existing power engineering courses within the College with newly created courses and laboratories, and coordinate with relevant courses in other engineering and non??engineering fields to provide students with an attractive clearly??marked pathway into the power engineering workforce. This project will grant baccalaureates, graduate degrees, and certificates of completion for the Professional Development Program.

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Salt Lake Community College Project Description

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is providing training on the introduction and integration of Smart Grid. Occupational training and placement activities focus on electric power line installer/repairer, control valve installer/repairer, power plant operator, utility energy efficiency technician, automation technician, efficiency measurement technician, and energy auditor jobs. SLCC is targeting displaced workers, as well as current and future electric power sector personnel. Workforce training will aid the state of Utah in meeting its energy and Smart Grid goals. Through the use of distance learning, SLCC will increase its geographic reach to expand the capacity of a trained Smart Grid workforce.

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09-0015-city-of-naperville-project-description_01-19-11_final.pdf

The City of Naperville (Naperville) Smart Grid Initiative involved city-wide deployment of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)??system, a meter data??management (MDMS), and an expansion of (DA) capabilities.

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09-0291-city-of-wadsworth-project-description_1-19-11_final.pdf

The City of Wadsworth's (Wadsworth's) Connected Grid project involved system??wide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and targeted installation of in??home displays (IHDs), home area networks (HANs), programmable communicating thermostats (PCTs), and control devices. Wadsworth also upgraded and expanded its deployment of (DA) equipment across 17 circuits, including installation of automated reclosers (feeder switches) and capacitor bank controls.

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SGIP_IMC_DTE_CIM_Case_Study_FINAL_2014-01-27a.pdf

Detroit Edison??s (DTE??s) SmartCurrentsSM project involved deployment of (DA) assets on 55 circuits, an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to support 725,000 meters, a (MDMS), a (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 to assess response potential and customer acceptance. The project improved distribution 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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dte_interim_report_final_01132014b_0.pdf

Detroit Edison??s (DTE??s) SmartCurrentsSM project involved deployment of (DA) assets on 55 circuits, an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to support 725,000 meters, a (MDMS), a (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 to assess response potential and customer acceptance. The project improved distribution 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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FirstEnergy’s Consumer Behavior Study: Preliminary Evaluation for the Summer 2012

FirstEnergy Services Corporation??s (FirstEnergy??s) Smart Grid Modernization Initiative (SGMI) involved deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), (DA), volt/VAR optimization (VVO), time-based rate programs, direct control (DLC) devices, and customer systems in parts of New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. SGMI??s Ohio footprint covered a 400-square-mile area southeast of Cleveland. Smart meters were piloted in Ohio, and a statistically rigorous study assessed impacts and customer acceptance of time-based rate programs. DA equipment deployed in New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania included reclosers, capacitor banks and grid sensing devices. VVO equipment, deployed in Ohio and Pennsylvania, included capacitor banks and tap changer regulator controls. Advanced control devices were deployed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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Smart Meter Investments Yield Positive Results in Maine

Central Maine Power Company??s (CMP) Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project consists of territory-wide deployments of more than 600,000 smart meters to all of its residential, commercial, and industrial customers. This project is designed to create 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. This project aims to reduce operations and maintenance costs and service restoration times for customers through quicker and more accurate location of faults and power outages. CMP plans to assess the -shape and consumption impacts of providing customers with different types of information using Web portals and proactive bill alert message.

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El Paso Electric Company Project Description

El Paso Electric??s (DA) Project involved??installation of new switches, relays, locators, and sensors on??eight distribution circuits. The equipment enables automated??response to grid disturbances and helps operators more quickly??diagnose outages to reduce restoration times for customers on those??circuits. A new (SCADA)??communications network allows for integration of real??time data??from the sensor equipment with the distribution management??system (DMS) to provide grid operators with significantly enhanced??visibility into the state of the . The project addressed specific??reliability needs in two separate service areas: one in Van Horn,??Texas, and one in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

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Cobb_EMC_Final_Project_Description_-_20140324.pdf

The Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (Cobb EMC) project involved the installation of a fully integrated advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution across the service territory. Cobb EMC installed more than 194,195 smart meters, 12 new communication towers, and 15 Tower Gateway Base stations. The new two-way network infrastructure and (MDMS) allow Cobb EMC to collect and process interval usage data for customersandimproveoutagemanagementandpowerrestoration efforts by integrating the AMI data and functionality into operational and maintenance procedures.??

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09_0042-marblehead-project-description_1-19-11_final.pdf

The Marblehead Municipal Light Department (MMLD) project involves the town-wide installation of a fully integrated advanced metering and a pilot program to assess the effectiveness of time-based rate programs and automated management. It is aimed at reducing peak electricity , overall energy use, and operations and maintenance costs while increasing distribution efficiency, reliability, and power quality. The project implements two-way communication to: (1) allow customers to view their energy consumption at their convenience through an energy Web portal, and (2) allow MMLD to manage, measure, and verify targeted reductions during peak periods. The project also includes a study of consumer behavior in response to a service option.

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University of Houston Project Description

The Smart Grid Energy Coalition is establishing a Power Training Campus in response to workforce needs; establishing processes to determine skill objectives and design training; and providing a clear career progression from entry-level hands-on training through the development of basic and specialized skills to the attainment of advanced skills and degrees for higher-level design and management functions. The Coalition will ensure that credits are transferable by executing agreements across training partners. Students, job seekers, academia, and industry participants will integrate through a community/social networking . Training development will occur in a repeated cycle of needs assessment, training design, validation cohort training, and transition of training to production programs. Progress will be measured by monitoring the number and content of the courses developed, cohort response, expansion of Coalition members, and tracking student progress through the networking .

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University of Hawaii, Manoa Project Description

This project will create a new cross-disciplinary program at the University of Hawaii Manoa (UHM) that includes Responsive and Dynamic (RAD) training coupled with foundational research-based curricula in clean energy technologies, renewable energy production, storage, grid integration and Smart Grid technologies. The program leverages industry expertise to train B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. level students in multiple disciplines across the electricity and power sectors. Each student will have a broad cross-disciplinary knowledge of clean energy and sustainability issues, including engineering, science, social and economic impacts. Students will learn through formal and foundational coursework, labs/group research projects and rotational training. Special attention will be given to the unique challenges that the Hawaiian islands face with integrating an increasing amount of renewable energy to its isolated grid.

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