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Lafayette Consolidated Government

Lafayette Utilities System Smart Grid Project

Abstract

Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) is part of the Lafayette Consolidated Government. This municipally-owned electric utility serves the City of Lafayette and surrounding areas – comprising a population of more than 120,000 people over 47.7 square miles in southwestern Louisiana. The LUS Smart Grid project deployed advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), distribution automation equipment, and advanced monitoring equipment including Phasor Measurement Units (PMU) for the transmission system. The network of new transmission and distribution assets provides improved reliability and reduced outage duration, as well as reduced peak loads and overall energy usage across LUS's service territory. LUS also provided customer access to an enhanced web portal.

Contact Information

Andrew Duhon
Customer and Support Services Manager and AMI Project Manager
Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government/Lafayette Utilities System
aduhon@lus.org

 

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Lafayette Consolidated Government (Lafayette Utilities System)
HQ State: Louisiana
NERC Region: SERC
Total Budget: $22,197,604
Federal Share: $11,098,802
 
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Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Improved Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Theft
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions