Data reported by:

City of Ruston, Louisiana

Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Smart Grid Development Program
Recipient information Input
Total number of customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 9,930
Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 8,633
Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 1,283
Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 14
Total number of AMI smart meters installed and operational prior to the SGIG/SGD program
AMI smart meters installed and operational Quantity* Cost
Total 10,596 $3,425,098
Residential 9,792
Commercial 804
Industrial
AMI smart meter features operational Feature enabled # of meters with feature
Interval reads 1 10,596
Remote connection/disconnection Yes 4,600
Outage detection/reporting Yes 10,596
Tamper detection Yes 10,596
AMI communication networks and data systems Description Cost
Backhaul communications description Combination of city fiberoptic network and GE MDMS radios. Fiber was installed... $351,295
Meter communications network 900MHZ spread spectrum by Cooper Power. This task is complete.
Head end server YUKON software by Cooper Power. The software is currently installed and communicating... $371,948
Meter data analysis system Harris MeterSense is installed and operational. Meter data is viewed, managed,...
Other IT systems and applications
Web portal deployed and operational Quantity* Description
Customers with access to web portal 10,596
Customers enrolled in web portal 2 Ruston has implemented Harris’ Customer Connect as part of the prepay implementation....
Customer systems installed and operational Quantity* Description Cost
Communication networks and home area networks N/A N/A
In home displays
Energy management device N/A
Direct load control devices
Programmable communicating thermostats
Smart appliances
Customer system communication networks Description
Network characteristics within customer premise
Pricing program Customers with access Customers enrolled Description
Prepay 10,5962
Ruston is currently live with PrePay as of April, 20...
Net Metering 6814
Distributed energy resources Quantity* Capacity Description Cost
Distributed generation kW N/A
Energy storage kW
Plug in electric vehicle charging points 0 0 kW The Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Charging Station project will provide a... $0
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 9,930
Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 8,633
Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 1,283
Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 14
Total number of distribution circuits within utility service territory 18
Total number of distribution substations 5
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 0.00% Reclosers and capacitors are SCADA operable.
Portion of distribution system with DA due to SGIG/SGD program 0.00% 50% of Ruston's capacitor banks are automated along with SCADA control and monitoring...
DA devices installed and operational Quantity* Description Cost
Automated feeder switches 6 Equipment installation is in complete. Ruston's use of Cap Banks are to maintain voltage and power factor. Ruston does not do any demand management, peak load reduction, or capacity deferrals per their current purchase power agreement. $338,615
Automated capacitors 10 $29,203
Automated regulators 0
Feeder monitors 28 $80,831
Remote fault indicators 0
Transformer monitors (line) 0 $562,550
Smart relays 28
Fault current limiter 0
Other devices 0
SCADA and DA communications network Cost
Communications equipment and SCADA $18,440
Distribution management systems integration Integrated Description
AMI 1
Outage management system No
Distributed energy resource interface No
Other No
Distribution automation features / functionality Function enabled Description
Fault location, isolation and service restoration (FLISR) Yes The project has included installation of new automated switches, re-closers and...
Voltage optimization Yes The project has included installation of new capacitor banks. This equipment coordinates...
Feeder peak load management Yes Ruston has installed 6 feeder monitors.
Microgrids No Not applicable
Other functions No Not applicable

* 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.