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Detroit Edison Company-SmartCurrents

Publication Date: July 2014
Publishing Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
Format: PDF

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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