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Wellsboro Electric Company

Smart Choices Project


The Wellsboro Electric Company (WECo) Smart Choices Project involved the deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), a meter data management system (MDMS), and an energy management web portal and mobile device application made available to all customers. The project enables WECo to more efficiently monitor and respond to voltage irregularities, customer outages, and tampering alarms. Serving one of the poorest communities in Pennsylvania, WECo rolled out a large energy education campaign using radio spots and informational booths to teach customers how to use the new technologies to reduce their electricity consumption and lower their bills.

Contact Information

Bob McCarthy
Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Wellsboro Electric Company

Recipient: Wellsboro Electric Company
HQ State: Pennsylvania
NERC Region: RFC
Total Budget: $974,002
Federal Share: $431,624
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Costs from Theft
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage

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