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City of Leesburg, FL

Leesburg Smart Grid Investment Grant Project


The City of Leesburg's (Leesburg's) Smart Grid Investment Grant project involved city-wide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), installation of new customer systems, and expansion of distribution automation (DA) capabilities. Leesburg enacted a consumer education program to help customers fully exploit the new devices and the energy usage information they provided. The project also automated and increased the efficiency of portions of the electric distribution system through deployment of automated voltage capacitors, intelligent electronic device (IED) controls located in new and existing feeder breakers, and automated field reclosers. A system-wide coordination and sectionalizing study was also performed.

Contact Information

Patrick Foster
Director of Electric
City of Leesburg Electric Department

Recipient: City of Leesburg, FL
HQ State: Florida
Total Budget: $19,587,256
Federal Share: $9,748,812
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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

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