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Idaho Power Company

IPC Smart Grid Program

Abstract

Idaho Power Company’s (IPC’s) Smart Grid Program included deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), AMI‐enabled customer systems, and advanced synchrophasor monitoring equipment for the transmission system. IPC installed 380,928 smart meters for residential and commercial customers and deployed a web portal to provide customers with access to their AMI data and new energy management tools. Smart meters enable IPC to enhance its offering of existing time‐of‐use rates to customers and further reduce peak loads on the system. Peak load is also managed through direct load control devices on participating customers’ irrigation systems. IPC also installed phasor measurement units (PMUs) to improve the diagnostic capabilities and overall reliability of the transmission system. In addition, the company developed tools to enable the effective integration of renewable resources onto the transmission grid.

Contact Information

Duane Van Patten
Program Manager
Idaho Power Company
dvanpatten@idahopower.com

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Idaho Power Company (IPC Smart Grid Program)
HQ State: Idaho
NERC Region: WECC
Total Budget: $98,270,405
Federal Share: $47,000,000
 
Funding Program:
Project Type:
 
Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • 380,928 Smart Meters
  • AMI Communications Network (Power Line Carrier and Broadband)
  • Web Portal Access for 416,020 Customers
  • Customer Information System
  • 8 Phasor Measurement Units
  • Transmission Line Monitoring Equipment
  • Distribution and Transmission Communications
  • Networks (Power Line Carrier, Fiber Optics, Radio, and Wireless)