June 30, 2014
The LIPA Smart Grid Demonstration Project includes the installation of AMI, distribution automation and substation automation, as well as the installation of load control devices (approximately 100) and customer automation systems (up to 5). The AMI deployment will consist of the installation of 1,488 smart meters at residential locations and approximately 850 smart meters at commercial locations. The distribution automation work will involve the deployment of 24 smart switches on more than 18 circuits across three substations, as well as the installation of 51 automated capacitor bank controllers. The substation automation work will involve upgrading the five existing RTUs and installing 26 new digital meters across the three substations.