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Lakeland Electric's (Lakeland's) Smart Grid Initiative involved the deployment of smart meters and communications infrastructure. These technologies supported implementation of time-based rate programs and advanced customer service options, which were also part of the project scope. Lakeland's project included a consumer behavior study (CBS) assessing the impacts of time-based rate programs.

Contact Information

John F. McAuliffe
Manager, Smart Grid Operations
Lakeland Electric

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Recipient: Lakeland Electric
HQ State: Florida
Total Budget: $35,081,502
Federal Share: $14,850,000
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability
  • Reduced Costs from Distribution Line Losses
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions

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