Eastern Nebraska Public Power District Consortium

Smart Grid Initiative

Abstract

The Cuming County Public Power District’s (CCPPD’s) Smart Grid Initiative, with key partner Stanton County Public Power District (SCPPD), implemented a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system and distribution automation (DA) equipment on all 68 circuits. A wireless communication network has been deployed throughout both PPDs’ service territories to support the new SCADA and DA software. These systems provide the foundation for future substation automation (SA) and down line automation of newly installed intelligent reclosers and voltage regulator controls.

Contact Information

Tisha S. Alfson
Technology Services Supervisor/SGIG Project Manager
Cuming County Public Power District
talfson@ccppd.com

Recipient Team Websites: www.ccppd.com
www.scppd.net

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Eastern Nebraska Public Power District Consortium (Smart Grid Initiative)
HQ State: Nebraska
NERC Region: MRO
Total Budget: $4,470,049
Federal Share: $1,874,994
 
Funding Program:
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Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures, and Distribution Line Losses
  • Reduced Service Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs