Data reported by:

EPB

Smart Grid Project
Recipient information Input
Total number of customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 172,079
Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 149,147
Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 19,460
Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 3,472
Total number of AMI smart meters installed and operational prior to the SGIG/SGD program
AMI smart meters installed and operational Quantity* Cost
Total 175,116 $41,861,000
Residential 152,450
Commercial 22,584
Industrial 82
AMI smart meter features operational Feature enabled # of meters with feature
Interval reads 1 175,116
Remote connection/disconnection No 0
Outage detection/reporting Yes 175,116
Tamper detection No 0
AMI communication networks and data systems Description Cost
Backhaul communications description The backhaul network for the AMI system is a fiber optic network. Approximately... $36,978,920
Meter communications network Meter communication between meters occurs through an unlicensed 900MHz radio spectrum...
Head end server Interactive system which will take a high volume of data from the smart meters... $7,188,000
Meter data analysis system
Other IT systems and applications
Web portal deployed and operational Quantity* Description
Customers with access to web portal 174,336
Customers enrolled in web portal 139,478 We have enabled our customer web portal to provide customers with access to their...
Customer systems installed and operational Quantity* Description Cost
Communication networks and home area networks N/A We have evaluated several products, but have not found any products that add significant... N/A
In home displays 0 We have not installed any in-home displays at this time. We are currently evaluating... $0
Energy management device 0 We have evaluated several products, but have not found any products that add significant... N/A
Direct load control devices 0 We have not installed any of the direct load control devices for the pilot. ... $0
Programmable communicating thermostats 0 We have not installed any of the direct load control devices for the pilot. ... $0
Smart appliances
Customer system communication networks Description
Network characteristics within customer premise We have evaluated several products, but have not found any products that add significant...
Pricing program Customers with access Customers enrolled Description
Time of Use Rate5,000130

* In some circumstances, costs are incurred before devices are installed resulting in a reported cost where the quantity is zero.

* All dollar figures are the total cost, which is the sum of the federal investment and cost share of the recipient (the recipient cost share must be at least 50% of the total overall project cost).

** In some cases the number of entities reporting is greater than the total number of projects funded by the Recovery Act because some projects have multiple sub-projects that report data. View list of sub-projects.

Recipient information Input
Total number of customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 172,079
Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 149,147
Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 19,460
Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 3,472
Total number of distribution circuits within utility service territory 309
Total number of distribution substations 117
Portion of distribution system with SCADA prior to SGIG/SGD program
Portion of distribution system with distribution automation (DA) prior to SGIG/SGD program
Electric distribution system % Description
Portion of distribution system with SCADA due to SGIG/SGD program 100.00% All 46 kv breakers and 12 kv breakers are monitored and controlled by the new...
Portion of distribution system with DA due to SGIG/SGD program 100.00% The scope of the project was to automate the fault isolation and service restoration...
DA devices installed and operational Quantity* Description Cost
Automated feeder switches 1,294 46kv: Motor operated switches were installed on the 46kv system to provide the fault isolation and service restoration functionality. 12kv: Pulse-closing reclosers were installed on the 12kv system to provide the fault isolation and service restoration fun... $48,426,000
Automated capacitors
Automated regulators 0 $0
Feeder monitors
Remote fault indicators
Transformer monitors (line)
Smart relays 0
Fault current limiter
Other devices
SCADA and DA communications network Cost
Communications equipment and SCADA $1,488,000
Distribution management systems integration Integrated Description
AMI 0 We implemented our DMS in October of 2013. We are planning to complete the interface...
Outage management system No The integration with OMS was implemented in August of 2013. This includes the...
Distributed energy resource interface
Other
Distribution automation features / functionality Function enabled Description
Fault location, isolation and service restoration (FLISR) Yes EPB's Smart Grid included the purchase and installation of automation software...
Voltage optimization No EPB's SCADA replacement includes functionality to monitor voltage at telemetered...
Feeder peak load management Yes EPB's SCADA replacement includes alarms to identify when feeder loading thresholds...
Microgrids
Other functions

* In some circumstances, costs are incurred before devices are installed resulting in a reported cost where the quantity is zero.

* All dollar figures are the total cost, which is the sum of the federal investment and cost share of the recipient (the recipient cost share must be at least 50% of the total overall project cost).

** In some cases the number of entities reporting is greater than the total number of projects funded by the Recovery Act because some projects have multiple sub-projects that report data. View list of sub-projects.