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Smart Grid Project

Abstract

EPB’s smart grid project involved deployment of a fiber optic network as the primary means of communication for all smart grid equipment, an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system, an energy management web portal, and distribution automation (DA) equipment on over half of EPB’s circuits. The project also delivered time-based rate programs to customers to create incentives for peak load and overall bill reductions. The EPB smart grid project has enabled a new kind of partnership with customers aimed at reducing peak loads, overall electricity use, and operations and maintenance costs. The distribution system upgrades increase operational efficiency, reduce line losses, and improve service reliability for customers.

Contact Information

Rebecca Asher
Senior Internal Auditor
EPB
asherrd@epb.net

https://www.epb.net/

At-A-Glance
Recipient: EPB (Smart Grid Project)
HQ State: Tennessee
NERC Region: SERC
Total Budget: $226,707,562
Federal Share: $111,567,606
 
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Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Increased Electric Service Reliability
  • Reduced Costs from Distribution Line Losses, Equipment Failures, and Theft
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions