Data reported by:

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation

PPL Smart Grid Project
Recipient information Input
Total number of customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 1,396,751
Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 1,221,405
Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 170,920
Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 4,426
Total number of distribution circuits within utility service territory 1,153
Total number of distribution substations 376
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 50 Feeders in the Harrisburg project area have commissioned distribution automation...
Portion of distribution system with DA due to SGIG/SGD program 4.00% 214 Cleveland-Price Motor Operators for the airbreak switches, 195 QEI Capacitor...
DA devices installed and operational Quantity* Description Cost
Automated feeder switches 214 214 Cleveland-Price Motor Operators for the airbreak switches, 195 QEI Capacitor Bank controllers and 77 Cooper Vacuum Circuit Reclosers with Form 6 controllers are installed, which is a total of 486 DA devices out of the 486 planned for installation in th... $8,346,286
Automated capacitors 195 $775,710
Automated regulators
Feeder monitors
Remote fault indicators
Transformer monitors (line)
Smart relays
Fault current limiter
Other devices 77 $3,080,000
SCADA and DA communications network Cost
Communications equipment and SCADA $10,288,532
Distribution management systems integration Integrated Description
AMI 0
Outage management system No
Distributed energy resource interface
Other No
Distribution automation features / functionality Function enabled Description
Fault location, isolation and service restoration (FLISR) No Not deployed/installed to date
Voltage optimization No Not deployed/installed to date
Feeder peak load management
Microgrids
Other functions No Not deployed/installed to date

* 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.