Data reported by:

Minnesota Power

Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project
Recipient information Input
Total number of customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 142,931
Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 121,215
Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 21,288
Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 428
Total number of AMI smart meters installed and operational prior to the SGIG/SGD program
AMI smart meters installed and operational Quantity* Cost
Total 8,030 $1,593,327
Residential 7,843
Commercial 187
Industrial
AMI smart meter features operational Feature enabled # of meters with feature
Interval reads 1 8,030
Remote connection/disconnection Yes 1,571
Outage detection/reporting Yes 8,030
Tamper detection N/A
AMI communication networks and data systems Description Cost
Backhaul communications description Public Cellular Backhaul with Custom APN $107,799
Meter communications network 900Mhz band licensed multi-channel private wireless with single hop-architecture...
Head end server Regional Network Interface (RNI) Comprising all meter data and functional uti... $531,595
Meter data analysis system Utilization of Meter Data Warehouse product developed by InStep Solutions. Currently...
Other IT systems and applications
Web portal deployed and operational Quantity* Description
Customers with access to web portal 3,644
Customers enrolled in web portal 901 The web portal provides usage information as it is updated within the head end...
Customer systems installed and operational Quantity* Description Cost
Communication networks and home area networks N/A N/A
In home displays
Energy management device N/A
Direct load control devices 1,571 The direct load control devices are a integrated disconnect meter on a second... $419,217
Programmable communicating thermostats
Smart appliances
Customer system communication networks Description
Network characteristics within customer premise
Pricing program Customers with access Customers enrolled Description
Flat Rate8,0306,605
Traditonal Flat Rates for Residential.
Time of Use rate with Critical Peak Pricing00
Net Metering 8,0300
Dual Fuel - Heat Load Control W/ Disconnect Meter1,5711,411
Off Peak - Heat Load Control w/Daily Interruption Via Disconnect Meter1,5715

* In some circumstances, costs are incurred before devices are installed resulting in a reported cost where the quantity is zero.

* All dollar figures are the total cost, which is the sum of the federal investment and cost share of the recipient (the recipient cost share must be at least 50% of the total overall project cost).

** In some cases the number of entities reporting is greater than the total number of projects funded by the Recovery Act because some projects have multiple sub-projects that report data. View list of sub-projects.

Recipient information Input
Total number of customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 142,931
Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 121,215
Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 21,288
Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 428
Total number of distribution circuits within utility service territory 336
Total number of distribution substations 166
Portion of distribution system with SCADA prior to SGIG/SGD program
Portion of distribution system with distribution automation (DA) prior to SGIG/SGD program
Electric distribution system % Description
Portion of distribution system with SCADA due to SGIG/SGD program 0.30% The portion of the system with SCADA, Minnesota Power's Entire Distribution System...
Portion of distribution system with DA due to SGIG/SGD program 0.30% This refers to the portion of the MP System that has Distribution Automation Components...
DA devices installed and operational Quantity* Description Cost
Automated feeder switches 5 This refers to the number of DA devices installed including Smart Switches and Monitors (May be integrated together) $445,266
Automated capacitors
Automated regulators
Feeder monitors 5 $0
Remote fault indicators
Transformer monitors (line)
Smart relays
Fault current limiter
Other devices $0
SCADA and DA communications network Cost
Communications equipment and SCADA $279,940
Distribution management systems integration Integrated Description
AMI
Outage management system GE PowerOn System, multiple upgrades required to interface with AMI System. Integration...
Distributed energy resource interface
Other
Distribution automation features / functionality Function enabled Description
Fault location, isolation and service restoration (FLISR) Yes The Intillirupter Switch Solution coordinates and automatically optimizes switching...
Voltage optimization No The Intellirupter Switches contain metering in them as well as meter power quality...
Feeder peak load management
Microgrids
Other functions

* In some circumstances, costs are incurred before devices are installed resulting in a reported cost where the quantity is zero.

* All dollar figures are the total cost, which is the sum of the federal investment and cost share of the recipient (the recipient cost share must be at least 50% of the total overall project cost).

** In some cases the number of entities reporting is greater than the total number of projects funded by the Recovery Act because some projects have multiple sub-projects that report data. View list of sub-projects.