City of Leesburg, FL

Leesburg Smart Grid Investment Grant Project

Abstract

The City of Leesburg’s (Leesburg) Smart Grid Investment Grant project involves a city-wide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), new customer systems, and expansion of distribution automation capabilities. Leesburg is providing consumer education to help customers use the new devices and usage information to their full potential. The project also automates and increases the efficiency of portions of the electric distribution system through the deployment of automated voltage capacitors, fault indicators, and automated reclosers. These devices improve power quality, reduce line losses, and reduce the duration and number of customers affected by power outages.

Contact Information

Paul D. KalvElectric Director and Chief Smart Grid Systems ArchitectCity of Leesburg Electric DepartmentEmail: paul.kalv@leesburgflorida.govhttp://www.leesburgflorida.gov/index.aspx?page=50

At-A-Glance
Recipient: City of Leesburg, FL (Leesburg Smart Grid Investment Grant Project)
HQ State: Florida
NERC Region: FRCC
Total Budget: $19,497,625
Federal Share: $9,748,812
 
Funding Program:
Project Type:
 
Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures, Distribution Line Losses, and Theft
  • Deferred Investment in Distribution Capacity Expansion
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Costs
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions