Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division

Implementation of Smart Grid Technology in a Network Electric Distribution System

Abstract

Memphis Light, Gas, and Water Division’s (Memphis’s) project to implement smart grid technology in a network electric distribution system includes new intelligent relays and sensor equipment to provide remote switching at the transformer level and vital information to aid in the design, operation, and preventive maintenance of this complex electric system. A communications system is being deployed which facilitates the flow of real-time data from intelligent electronic devices and sensors installed in the field with the Memphis’s control systems. Memphis expects these upgrades to reduce restoration times and the need for truck rolls for grid maintenance, improving reliability and reducing operating costs and pollutant emissions.

Contact Information

Alan Long
Project Manager
Memphis Light, Gas, and Water Division
along@mlgw.org
Recipient Team Web Site: www.mlgw.com

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division (Implementation of Smart Grid Technology in a Network Electric Distribution System)
HQ State: Tennessee
NERC Region: SERC
Total Budget: $13,112,363
Federal Share: $5,063,469
 
Funding Program:
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Equipment:
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