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Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division

Implementation of Smart Grid Technology in a Network Electric Distribution System


Memphis Light, Gas, and Water Division (MLGW) implemented smart grid technology in a network electric distribution system. The installed technologies included new intelligent relays and sensor equipment to provide remote switching at the transformer level as well as vital information to aid in the design, operation, and preventive maintenance of the complex electric system. The project deployed a communications system that facilitates the flow of real-time data from intelligent electronic devices and sensors installed in the field with MLGW's control systems.

Contact Information

Alan Long
Project Manager
Memphis Light, Gas, and Water Division
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Recipient: Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division
HQ State: Tennessee
Total Budget: $11,483,935
Federal Share: $5,063,469
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions

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