Data reported by:

South Mississippi Electric Power Association - MEPA

Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Associated Smart Grid Investments for Rural Mississippi
AMI smart meters installed and operational Quantity* Cost
Total 30,638 $5,471,660
Residential 26,487
Commercial 4,135
Industrial 16
AMI smart meter features operational Feature enabled # of meters with feature
Interval reads 1 30,638
Remote connection/disconnection Yes 10,127
Outage detection/reporting Yes 30,638
Tamper detection Yes 30,638
AMI communication networks and data systems Description Cost
Backhaul communications description Tower construction is in process for the Motorola Canopy. MEPA is 100% complete... $941,984
Meter communications network The network will consist of information traveling from a meter to a collector...
Head end server SCADA server has been installed and is functional. MEPA has chosen a Single Windows... $3,745,035
Meter data analysis system
Other IT systems and applications
Web portal deployed and operational Quantity* Description
Customers with access to web portal 5
Customers enrolled in web portal 5 Only the 5 prepay "test" members are being allowed to access the web portal at...
Customer systems installed and operational Quantity* Description Cost
Communication networks and home area networks N/A N/A
In home displays
Energy management device N/A
Direct load control devices
Programmable communicating thermostats
Smart appliances
Customer system communication networks Description
Network characteristics within customer premise
Pricing program Customers with access Customers enrolled Description
Prepay 55

* 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.

Electric distribution system % Description
Portion of distribution system with SCADA due to SGIG/SGD program 95.00% MEPA currently has 17 substations that are SCADA equipped and all are communicating...
Portion of distribution system with DA due to SGIG/SGD program
DA devices installed and operational Quantity* Description Cost
Automated feeder switches
Automated capacitors
Automated regulators
Feeder monitors
Remote fault indicators
Transformer monitors (line)
Smart relays
Fault current limiter
Other devices
SCADA and DA communications network Cost
Communications equipment and SCADA $615,083
Distribution management systems integration Integrated Description
AMI
Outage management system Integration has been enabled and will complete when all meters have been depl...
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.