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Georgia System Operations Corporation Energy Management Infrastructure Project Final Project Description

July 2014
U.S. Department of Energy
Georgia, GSOC, GEMINI, Transmissions Operations, energy distribution grid operators

The Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC) Energy Management Infrastructure Initiative (GEMINI) Project involved upgrades to the company's transmission operations, communications and control systems, and new analysis tools for grid operators. The objective of the GEMINI project was to install or upgrade the infrastructure necessary to support smart grid applications deployed by GSOC's 38 rural electric distribution cooperatives to increase the reliability, security, interoperability, and efficiency of their distribution systems. The project implemented advanced analysis software for improved monitoring, planning, and electricity cost analysis. The improvements to wide-area monitoring, visualization, and control system capabilities enable GSOC to rapidly analyze operations across its entire transmission system and automatically communicate information about disruptions or changes in power flow on the grid to its member electric cooperatives.