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Central Lincoln People's Utility District

Smart Grid Team 2020 Program

Abstract

As part of their Smart Grid Team 2020 Project, Central Lincoln People’s Utility District (Central Lincoln PUD) deployed advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), a meter data management system (MDMS), an AMI‐enabled web portal, an outage management system (OMS), and distribution automation (DA) assets. The AMI component of the project included system‐wide installation of smart meters and deployment of communications infrastructure to support the AMI data transfer. DA upgrades included deployment of an enhanced supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system; automated distribution feeder controls, regulators, monitors, and fault indicators; and an upgraded fiber optic cable network.

Contact Information

Bruce Lovelin
Chief Engineer
Central Lincoln PUD
blovelin@cencoast.com

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Central Lincoln People's Utility District (Smart Grid Team 2020 Program)
HQ State: Oregon
NERC Region: WECC
Total Budget: $19,159,194
Federal Share: $9,579,597
 
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Distribution Line Losses and Theft
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions