Department of Energy Releases Smart Grid Impact Reports
The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) is pleased to announce the release of four new reports on the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program.
The reports cover four key smart grid application areas:
- Demand reductions from the application of advanced metering infrastructure, time-based rates, and customer systems
- Operations and maintenance savings from the application of advanced metering infrastructure
- Reliability improvements from the application of distribution automation technologies and systems
- Application of automated controls for voltage and reactive power management
A fifth report is planned for later this year that addresses the application of synchrophasor technologies for electric transmission systems.
The reports all include: (1) descriptions of the technologies and systems being deployed and how they are being applied to derive impacts and benefits, (2) updates on the current deployment status of those technologies and systems, (3) analysis of the initial results from the subset of projects that have reported impacts, and (4) observations about the results and plans for future analysis.
As more results become available, DOE-OE plans to conduct further analysis and publish additional reports that summarize the results of the SGIG projects. You’ll be notified when these reports are publically available on the SGIG website.
DOE is interested in your comments on the reports and suggestions for analysis topics to address in future reports. If you wish to make comments, please access http://www.smartgrid.gov/contact.