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Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative

Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative Smart Grid Project

Abstract

The Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC) smart grid project (ConnSMART Program) involved participation of four municipal utilities: Groton Utilities, Jewett City Department of Public Utilities, Norwich Public Utilities, and South Norwalk Electric and Water. The project deployed 38,598 advanced meters and made interval usage web presentment available to two thirds of advanced meter customers; the ultimate intention is to provide access to all customers with smart meters. All substations located within Groton Utilities' two service territories have been fully automated. The project also developed a new business intelligence platform to improve understanding and control of wholesale power costs. In addition, small pilot programs introduced and tested voluntary time-based rates and direct load control devices.

Contact Information

Gabe Stern
Director of Strategic Planning and Technical Services
Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC)
gstern@cmeec.org

Recipient Team Program Website: www.connsmart.org

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative)
HQ State: Connecticut
NERC Region: NPCC
Total Budget: $18,376,100
Federal Share: $9,188,050
 
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Improved Operational Efficiency
  • Enhanced Customer Service Options