Cobb Electric Membership Corp

Cobb EMC Smart Grid Program

Abstract

The Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (Cobb EMC) project involved the installation of a fully integrated advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution across the service territory. Cobb EMC installed more than 194,195 smart meters, 12 new communication towers, and 15 Tower Gateway Base stations. The new two-way network infrastructure and meter data management system (MDMS) allow Cobb EMC to collect and process interval usage data for customersandimproveoutagemanagementandpowerrestoration efforts by integrating the AMI data and functionality into operational and maintenance procedures. 

Contact Information

Bhaji Dhillon, P.E., CEM
Manager, Power System Technologies & Planning
Cobb EMC
bhaji.dhillon@cobbenergy.com

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Cobb Electric Membership Corp (Cobb EMC Smart Grid Program)
HQ State: Georgia
NERC Region: SERC
Total Budget: $31,610,349
Federal Share: $15,805,174
 
Funding Program:
Project Type:
 
Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Theft
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage