Indianapolis Power & Light Company

Smart Energy Project

Abstract

Indianapolis Power & Light Company’s (IPL) Smart Energy project is deploying distribution automation, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), and customer systems assets to improve the operational efficiency of its distribution systems. Distribution automation assets include automated controls, relays, and reclosers, which are used to reduce operations and maintenance costs and restoration times. AMI assets include 10,400 smart meters, and customer systems include programmable communicating thermostats. Through pilot programs, IPL is determining best practices for peak demand management through pricing and the impacts of new technologies including electric vehicles and charging stations.

Contact Information

Joan Soller
Manager, Corporate Planning
Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL)Joan.soller@aes.com
Recipient Team Web site: IPLpower.com

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Indianapolis Power & Light Company (Smart Energy Project)
HQ State: Indiana
NERC Region: RFC
Total Budget: $48,900,000
Federal Share: $20,000,000
 
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Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Deferred Investment in Distribution Capacity Expansion
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Ancillary Service Cost
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions