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

Aug. 31, 2014

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

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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.

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