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Lafayette Consolidated Government

Lafayette Utilities System Smart Grid Project

Abstract

Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) Smart Grid project involves the deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), distribution automation equipment, and advanced monitoring equipment for the transmission system. LUS expects the smart meters to reduce meter reading costs, lower vehicle emissions through fewer truck rolls, and enable advanced electric services for its customers. These services include an enhanced Web portal and a pilot time-based rate program. A network of new transmission and distribution assets provides improved reliability, reduced grid operations and maintenance costs, reduced outage duration, reduced peak loads, and reduced overall energy usage across LUS’s service territory.

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: $23,260,000
Federal Share: $11,630,000
 
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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