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Westar Energy

SmartStar Lawrence Project


Westar Energy, Inc.’s (Westar’s) SmartStar Lawrence project deployed an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system, integrated communications infrastructure, a meter data management system (MDMS), a customer web portal, and distribution automation (DA) equipment on 15 circuits in Lawrence, Kansas. A few neighborhoods in Wichita, Kansas, received smart meters and access to the online energy dashboard as well.

Contact Information

Michelle Delka
Director, Smart Grid Business Solutions
Westar Energy, Inc.

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Recipient: Westar Energy
HQ State: Kansas
NERC Region: SPP
Total Budget: $39,709,168
Federal Share: $19,041,565
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures, Distribution Line Losses, and Theft
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions

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