City of Wadsworth

Connected Grid Project

Abstract

The City of Wadsworth’s (Wadsworth) Connected Grid project involves system-wide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and targeted installation of in-home displays, home area networks, programmable communicating thermostats, load control devices, and distribution automation equipment. The smart meters provide two-way communication, allowing customers to view their energy use and Wadsworth to better monitor customer demand. Load control devices and programmable communicating thermostats help Wadsworth manage its peak load. Wadsworth is also upgrading and expanding its distribution automation equipment, including installation of automated reclosers (feeder switches) and capacitor bank controls. This is expected to improve reliability, reduce operations and maintenance costs, and decrease distribution energy losses. 

Contact Information

Gene Post
Manager of Electric and Communications
City of Wadsworth
gpost@wadsworthcity.org
www.wadsworthcity.com

Chris Easton
Director of Public Service
City of Wadsworth
ceaston@wadsworthcity.org

At-A-Glance
Recipient: City of Wadsworth (Connected Grid Project)
HQ State: Ohio
NERC Region: RFC
Total Budget: $10,823,539
Federal Share: $5,411,769
 
Funding Program:
Project Type:
 
Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures, Distribution Line Losses, and Theft
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions