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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Smart Grid Initiative

Abstract

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative's (REC's) Smart Grid Initiative project deployed smart meters across the service territory and a supporting communications infrastructure, as well as a meter data management system (MDMS) to help manage the increased data available from the smart meters. The project also deployed distribution automation equipment, including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and automated controls on distribution voltage regulators to improve power quality, reduce line losses, and reduce operations and maintenance costs through monitoring and control of distribution voltage.

Contact Information

Shawn McDonough, PMP
Project Manager
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
smcdonough@myrec.coop

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (Smart Grid Initiative)
HQ State: Virginia
NERC Region: SERC
Total Budget: $31,435,874
Federal Share: $15,694,097
 
Funding Program:
Project Type:
 
Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Increased Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures, Line Losses, and Theft
  • Reduce Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions