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Atlantic City Electric Company - Smart Grid Project

July 2013
U.S. Department of Energy
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The Atlantic City Electric Company's (ACE) SGIG Distribution Automation project is deploying distribution automation assets, direct load control devices, and a wireless communications network. Direct load control devices are being offered that provide financial incentives for customers for allowing ACE to cycle air-conditioners or control thermostats during peak periods. Distribution automation devices, which include substation smart devices, equipment condition monitors, and automated feeder reclosers/switches and capacitors, improve the reliability and power quality of the distribution system. These systems also reduce operation and maintenance costs as well as distribution line losses.