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Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia

MEAG Smart Grid Distribution Automation Project


The Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG) is a Generation and Transmission entity serving 49 MEAG Distribution “communities”. The Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) project upgraded 133 of 171 substations across the territory. The effort involved implementation of substation automation equipment and integrated information technology infrastructure, as well as remotely controlled motor-operated transmission switches within 11 key substations. As a result of this project, over 75% of MEAG’s distribution substations have been enhanced by SGIG improvements.

Contact Information

Doug Lego
Transmission – Director of Operations
Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia

Recipient: Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia
HQ State: Georgia
Total Budget: $24,534,700
Federal Share: $12,267,350
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Increased Electric Service Reliability

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