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Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division

Implementation of Smart Grid Technology in a Network Electric Distribution System

Abstract

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
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: $11,483,935
Federal Share: $5,063,469
 
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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