Knoxville Utilities Board

Knoxville Smart Grid Community Project

Abstract

The Knoxville Smart Grid Community project includes the deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) infrastructure and distribution automation assets. The project aims to reduce costs for utility operations and maintenance through reduced meter reading expenses, faster outage detection, and improved peak load management. It is also aimed at increasing distribution system efficiency, reliability, and power quality. Better power quality and reactive power management are being addressed with fault current indicators and volt ampere reactive (VAR) control at substations. Furthermore, the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) is collaborating with The University of Tennessee to analyze the metering and distribution data.

Contact Information

Eric Greene
Business Management Analyst
Knoxville Utilities Board
Eric.Greene@kub.org

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Knoxville Utilities Board (Knoxville Smart Grid Community Project)
HQ State: Tennessee
NERC Region: SERC
Total Budget: $7,170,043
Federal Share: $3,585,022
 
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Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Costs from Theft and Distribution Line Losses
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions