Georgia System Operations Corporation

Energy Management Infrastructure Project

Abstract

The Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC) Energy Management Infrastructure Initiative (GEMINI) Project involved upgrades to the company’s transmission operations, communications and control systems, and new analysis tools for grid operators. The objective of the GEMINI project was to install or upgrade the infrastructure necessary to support smart grid applications deployed by GSOC’s 38 rural electric distribution cooperatives to increase the reliability, security, interoperability, and efficiency of their distribution systems. The project implemented advanced analysis software for improved monitoring, planning, and electricity cost analysis. The improvements to wide-area monitoring, visualization, and control system capabilities enable GSOC to rapidly analyze operations across its entire transmission system and automatically communicate information about disruptions or changes in power flow on the grid to its member electric cooperatives. 

Contact Information

Mark ReevesPrincipal EngineerGeorgia System Operations Corporationmark.reeves@gasoc.com

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Georgia System Operations Corporation (Energy Management Infrastructure Project)
HQ State: Georgia
NERC Region: SERC
Total Budget: $12,913,003
Federal Share: $6,456,501
 
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Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Improved System Reliability
  • Improved Operational Awareness and Efficiency
  • Enhanced Protection from Cyber Attacks