Data reported by:

Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia

MEAG Smart Grid Distribution Automation Project
Recipient information Input
Total number of customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 758,055
Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 637,944
Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 119,070
Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 1,041
Total number of distribution circuits within utility service territory 441
Total number of distribution substations 171
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 92.70% This metric is calculated as the percent of system with upgraded RTUs.
Portion of distribution system with DA due to SGIG/SGD program 80.00% This metric is calculated as the percent of system with upgraded feeder breaker...
DA devices installed and operational Quantity* Description Cost
Automated feeder switches The DA Metric being reported is the installation of feeder relays. MEAG is replacing substation electromechanical relays with DNP-3 based microprocessor based relays. The new relays are anticipated to reduce maintenance needs, provide expanded sets of info...
Automated capacitors
Automated regulators 813 $3,647,080
Feeder monitors $10,037,614
Remote fault indicators
Transformer monitors (line) $0
Smart relays 284
Fault current limiter
Other devices 238 $3,396,616
SCADA and DA communications network Cost
Communications equipment and SCADA $7,453,392
Distribution management systems integration Integrated Description
AMI
Outage management system
Distributed energy resource interface
Other
Distribution automation features / functionality Function enabled Description
Fault location, isolation and service restoration (FLISR)
Voltage optimization
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.