|Total number of customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project
|Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project
|Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project
|Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project
|Total number of AMI smart meters installed and operational prior to the SGIG/SGD program
|AMI smart meters installed and operational
|AMI smart meter features operational
|# of meters with feature
|AMI communication networks and data systems
|Backhaul communications description
|Combination of privately owned 900 Mhz I-Net Data Radio and privately owned fiber optic network.
|Meter communications network
|ACLARA Two Way Automatic Communications System (TWACS) power line carrier (PLC). The PLC technology injects a signal on the 60 Hz AC signal on either side of the zero crossing. This is a two way communications system with the meters.
|Head end server
|ACLARA TWACS Technology Net Server (TNS) software is the 'brain' of the two way automatic communications system.
|Meter data analysis system
|Other IT systems and applications
|Web portal deployed and operational
|Customers with access to web portal
|Customers enrolled in web portal
|NISC MDMS implemented and integrated with the AMI using MulitSpeak. Hourly usage data is available to the customer after batch processing is completed at approximately 10 AM for the prior 24 hour period.
|Customer systems installed and operational
|Communication networks and home area networks
|In home displays
|ACLARA TWACS in home display. Communicates with the member on the status of the Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) or Peak Time Rebate (PTR)events. These will be removed from homes upon the completion of the pilots. They will be reused for pre-paid metering.
|Energy management device
|Direct load control devices
|Programmable communicating thermostats
|Customer system communication networks
|Network characteristics within customer premise
|Customers with access
|MN Residential $0.0778, MN Irrigation $0.1498, MN General Service $0.0812, MN Commercial and Industrial $0.0720. MN state law requires that the average retail rate is paid to any small renewables under 40 kW. All SD rate classes $0.04565.
|Flat rate with Peak Time Rebates
|We are not doing any behavior based pricing programs this year. We are doing a cost of service study and are going to be looking at dynamic pricing programs and hope to have programs in the future.
|Time of Use rate with Critical Peak Pricing
|There are three different groups in each of the Farm and Rural Residential and Residential rates. The first group is an involuntary group. We have a total of 209 members in this group. These members were randomly chosen from among the membership. They get billed the lesser of the normal rate or the CPP rate. The second group is the voluntary group. We have a total of 218 members in this group. These individuals volunteered to be in the pilot program and they get billed the CPP rate. We also have a control group that does not know their usage is being analyzed to compare the other groups to know what 'normal' usage is to the other groups. The CPP rate is as follows; Farm and Rural Residential CPP Rate First 500 kWHs $0.0857 Next 1,000 kWHs $0.0775 Over 1,500 kWHs $0.0698 CPP Energy per kWH $0.50 Normal Farm and Rural Residential Rate First 500 kWHs $0.1048 Next 1,000 kWHs $0.0948 Over 1,500 kWHs $0.0854 Residential CPP rate First 500 kWHs $0.0725 Over 500 kWHs $0.0653 CPP Energy per kWH $0.50 Normal Residential Rate First 500 kWHs $0.0948 Over 500 kWHs $0.0854
* 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.