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Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative

Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative Smart Grid Project

Abstract

The Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative Smart Grid project (“ConnSMART Program”) involves the deployment of 35,000 advanced meters and interval usage web presentment to 24,000 customers of the four participating municipal utilities (Groton Utilities, Jewett City Department of Public Utilities, Norwich Public Utilities, and South Norwalk Electric and Water). The project will offer small pilot programs to introduce and test voluntary time-based rates and direct load control devices and will fully automate all substations located within Groton Utilities’ two service territories. The project will develop a new business intelligence platform utilized to improve understanding and control of wholesale power costs. The project aims to increase reliability, staff and asset productivity and customer service as well as enable customers to understand and take action to control their own energy use. Together, these benefits are aimed at controlling and potentially reducing customer power costs while improving customer usage understanding, service level and communications quality.

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