Marblehead Municipal Light Department

Integrated AMI System with Real-Time Pricing Pilot Program

Abstract

The Marblehead Municipal Light Department (MMLD) project involves the town-wide installation of a fully integrated advanced metering system and a pilot program to assess the effectiveness of time-based rate programs and automated load management. It is aimed at reducing peak electricity demand, overall energy use, and operations and maintenance costs while increasing distribution system efficiency, reliability, and power quality. The project implements two-way communication to: (1) allow customers to view their energy consumption at their convenience through an energy Web portal, and (2) allow MMLD to manage, measure, and verify targeted demand reductions during peak periods. The project also includes a study of consumer behavior in response to a critical peak pricing service option.

Contact Information

Robert V. Jolly, Jr.
General Manager
Marblehead Municipal Light District
rjolly@marbleheadelectric.com

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Marblehead Municipal Light Department (Integrated AMI System with Real-Time Pricing Pilot Program)
HQ State: Massachusetts
NERC Region: NPCC
Total Budget: $2,692,350
Federal Share: $1,346,175
 
Funding Program:
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Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Increased Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures, Distribution Line Losses, and Theft