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Integrated Smart Grid Provides Wide Range of Benefits in Ohio and the Carolinas

August 2014
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
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Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Enterprise systems integration, Web Portal, Pricing Program, Distribution Automation (DA), Smart relay, distribution management system, Integrated Volt-VAR Control, Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR), Smart Grid Investment Grant Program, SGIG

Duke Energys comprehensive grid modernization program, funded in part by a Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG), has reduced outages and improved power quality for Ohio and Carolinas customers. By deploying smart grid technologies and integrating them with upgraded back-end information management systems, Duke has improved operational efficiencies, optimized voltage, automated 'self-healing' disruption response, and expanded smart grid technologies to other service territories using lessons learned.