Sioux Valley Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc.

SVE SmartGrid Program


The Sioux Valley Energy (SVE) Smart Grid Program deployed an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system to provide AMI-based services for SVE customers; installations included 27,641 smart meters and a supporting communications network. The project also implemented a critical peak pricing (CPP) pilot across the service territory to assess the effectiveness of time-based rate programs. The pilot involved deployment of home area networks, in-home displays, and a customer web portal, as well as implementation of a time-of-use electricity rate.

Contact Information

Ted Smith
Director of Engineering and Operations
Sioux Valley Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Recipient: Sioux Valley Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SVE SmartGrid Program)
HQ State: South Dakota
NERC Region: MRO
Total Budget: $7,323,262
Federal Share: $3,603,593
Funding Program:
Project Type:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Increased Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures, Distribution Line Losses, and Theft
  • Deferred Investment in Generation Capacity Expansion
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions