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Indianapolis Power & Light Company

Smart Energy Project

Abstract

Indianapolis Power & Light Company's (IPL's) Smart Energy Project involved implementation of distribution automation (DA) assets, an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system, a meter data management system (MDMS), and various customer systems. The project deployed 10,275 smart meters and DA equipment including automated switches, relays, reclosers, capacitors, voltage regulators, and condition monitors. Customer systems included enhanced website features, allowing customers to enroll in energy programs and to access personalized energy dashboards. IPL also deployed 162 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, evaluating usage to better understand EV impacts on the grid.

Contact Information

Joan Soller
Manager, Corporate Planning
Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL)
Joan.soller@aes.com

Recipient Team Web site: www.IPLpower.com

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Indianapolis Power & Light Company (Smart Energy Project)
HQ State: Indiana
NERC Region: RFC
Total Budget: $52,700,847
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