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Lakeland Electric

Smart Grid Initiative

Abstract

Lakeland Electric’s (Lakeland) Smart Grid Initiative includes smart meters, time-based rate programs, advanced customer service options, and communications infrastructure. The project implements two-way communications and metering expected to: (1) enable customers to view their energy consumption at their convenience through in-home displays and a Web portal, (2) provide time-based rate programs to customers, (3) provide information and tools to improve outage management, and (4) reduce distribution operations and maintenance costs.

Contact Information

Randall Dotson
Manager, Smart Grid Services
Lakeland Electric
Randall.Dotson@lakelandelectric.com



Recipient Team Website: http://www.lakelandelectric.com/
Recipient Team Project Website: http://plugintosmart.com/

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Lakeland Electric (Smart Grid Initiative)
HQ State: Florida
NERC Region: FRCC
Total Budget: $35,078,152
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