Data reported by:

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC

Smart Grid Project
Recipient information Input
Total number of customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 2,042,352
Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 1,789,077
Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 253,275
Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project
Total number of AMI smart meters installed and operational prior to the SGIG/SGD program
AMI smart meters installed and operational Quantity* Cost
Total 2,130,737 $330,701,313
Residential 1,859,008
Commercial 271,729
Industrial
AMI smart meter features operational Feature enabled # of meters with feature
Interval reads 1 2,130,737
Remote connection/disconnection Yes 2,038,499
Outage detection/reporting Yes 2,130,737
Tamper detection Yes 2,130,737
AMI communication networks and data systems Description Cost
Backhaul communications description The Backhaul Network is comprised of a communication path from the cell relays,... $81,831,423
Meter communications network The meter communication network comprises a communication path from the meters...
Head end server The DCE (Data Collection Engine) Head End collects all meter data that is transmitted... $80,178,901
Meter data analysis system
Other IT systems and applications
Web portal deployed and operational Quantity* Description
Customers with access to web portal 2,320,156
Customers enrolled in web portal 20,382 CEHE daily sends 15-minute consumption data for each accepted and approved smart...
Customer systems installed and operational Quantity* Description Cost
Communication networks and home area networks N/A N/A
In home displays 504 The Public Utility Commission of Texas has approved CEHE's deployment of up to... $4,117,010
Energy management device N/A
Direct load control devices
Programmable communicating thermostats
Smart appliances
Customer system communication networks Description
Network characteristics within customer premise
Distributed energy resources Quantity* Capacity Description Cost
Distributed generation 0 0 kW
Energy storage kW
Plug in electric vehicle charging points kW
Distributed energy resource interface N/A N/A

* In some circumstances, costs are incurred before devices are installed resulting in a reported cost where the quantity is zero.

* All dollar figures are the total cost, which is the sum of the federal investment and cost share of the recipient (the recipient cost share must be at least 50% of the total overall project cost).

** In some cases the number of entities reporting is greater than the total number of projects funded by the Recovery Act because some projects have multiple sub-projects that report data. View list of sub-projects.

Recipient information Input
Total number of customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 2,042,352
Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 1,789,077
Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 253,275
Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project
Total number of distribution circuits within utility service territory 1,516
Total number of distribution substations 240
Portion of distribution system with SCADA prior to SGIG/SGD program
Portion of distribution system with distribution automation (DA) prior to SGIG/SGD program
Electric distribution system % Description
Portion of distribution system with SCADA due to SGIG/SGD program 100.00% Number of circuits or feeders with SCADA / Distribution Automation divided by...
Portion of distribution system with DA due to SGIG/SGD program 11.74% Distribution automation is being installed at the rate of approximately 2.5 devices...
DA devices installed and operational Quantity* Description Cost
Automated feeder switches 567 Intelligent Grid Switching Devices (IGSD), are a comprehensive package of technologies installed on distribution feeders that perform a number of key IG functions. The devices act as a switching device. They use an enclosed switching body, similar to a lin... $30,419,991
Automated capacitors
Automated regulators
Feeder monitors
Remote fault indicators
Transformer monitors (line) $11,741,750
Smart relays 171
Fault current limiter
Other devices $0
SCADA and DA communications network Cost
Communications equipment and SCADA $18,684,247
Distribution management systems integration Integrated Description
AMI 0
Outage management system Yes The Advanced Metering System (AMS) team has rolled out the Outage Management System...
Distributed energy resource interface No
Other No
Distribution automation features / functionality Function enabled Description
Fault location, isolation and service restoration (FLISR) No Fault Location Application locates the physical location of fault. Fault is isolated...
Voltage optimization
Feeder peak load management
Microgrids
Other functions

* In some circumstances, costs are incurred before devices are installed resulting in a reported cost where the quantity is zero.

* All dollar figures are the total cost, which is the sum of the federal investment and cost share of the recipient (the recipient cost share must be at least 50% of the total overall project cost).

** In some cases the number of entities reporting is greater than the total number of projects funded by the Recovery Act because some projects have multiple sub-projects that report data. View list of sub-projects.