Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Smart Grid Project

Abstract

Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. (GSEC) Smart Grid Project deploys advance metering and distribution automation to 10 of its 16 member distribution cooperatives (co-ops). Each member co-op designed and planned their projects to address specific challenges and achieve benefits. In general, the projects aim to reduce customer electricity costs, peak demand, and operations costs while improving distribution reliability. The project deploys about 86,000 smart meters in total and advanced communication networks to: (1) allow select customers to view their electricity usage through a Web portal, mobile APP, and/or in home display, (2) allow participating co-ops to manage, measure, and verify targeted reductions during peak periods, and (3) reduce operations and maintenance costs by automating meter reading and service tasks.     

Contact Information

Melody Gillis
Controller
Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc.mgillis@gsec.coop
Recipient Team Web Site:  www.gsec.coop/

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Smart Grid Project)
HQ State: Texas
NERC Region: TRE
Total Budget: $43,157,788
Federal Share: $17,263,115
 
Funding Program:
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Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures, Distribution Line Losses, and Theft
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage