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Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Smart Grid Project

Abstract

The Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. (GSEC) Smart Grid Project deployed advanced metering and distribution automation (DA) to 10 of its 16 member distribution cooperatives (co-ops). The deployment included a total of 88,411 smart meters. The geographic area served by GSEC and the 10 participating co-ops is large and rural in nature. Each member co-op designed and planned a project to address specific challenges and achieve benefits.

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
 
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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