Data reported by:

Westar Energy

SmartStar Lawrence Project
Recipient information Input
Total number of customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 684,531
Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 596,852
Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 82,836
Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 4,843
Total number of AMI smart meters installed and operational prior to the SGIG/SGD program
AMI smart meters installed and operational Quantity* Cost
Total 47,899 $8,596,241
Residential 43,475
Commercial 4,406
Industrial 18
AMI smart meter features operational Feature enabled # of meters with feature
Interval reads 1 47,899
Remote connection/disconnection Yes 46,109
Outage detection/reporting Yes 47,899
Tamper detection Yes 47,899
AMI communication networks and data systems Description Cost
Backhaul communications description Westar will use the public wireless cellular infrastructure to provide WAN access... $0
Meter communications network The EnergyAxis system architecture was designed with distributed intelligence...
Head end server The EnergyAxis head-end is a software system maintained within Westar's data center.... $28,890,755
Meter data analysis system The MDM system will be the hub for storing, validating, and reporting meter reads...
Other IT systems and applications
Web portal deployed and operational Quantity* Description
Customers with access to web portal 47,899
Customers enrolled in web portal 20,187 The initial release of the Energy Engage web portal is being prepared for release...
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
Time of Use Rate1,0009

* 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.

Recipient information Input
Total number of customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 684,531
Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 596,852
Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 82,836
Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 4,843
Total number of distribution circuits within utility service territory 1,338
Total number of distribution substations 716
Portion of distribution system with SCADA prior to SGIG/SGD program
Portion of distribution system with distribution automation (DA) prior to SGIG/SGD program
Electric distribution system % Description
Portion of distribution system with SCADA due to SGIG/SGD program 100.00% No new SCADA device implementations are planned for the project.
Portion of distribution system with DA due to SGIG/SGD program 1.00% Mid?circuit reclosers will have two?way communication with Westar's corporate...
DA devices installed and operational Quantity* Description Cost
Automated feeder switches 31 Westar will deploy mid?circuit reclosers that will have two?way communication with Westar's corporate network. The public cellular communication network will be utilized. The data provided by the reclosers will be combined information provided by Westar's ... $1,399,707
Automated capacitors 6 $60,744
Automated regulators
Feeder monitors $69,039
Remote fault indicators 27
Transformer monitors (line)
Smart relays
Fault current limiter
Other devices 0 $0
SCADA and DA communications network Cost
Communications equipment and SCADA $0
Distribution management systems integration Integrated Description
AMI
Outage management system A vendor for the smart grid ready Outage Management System has been selected,...
Distributed energy resource interface
Other
Distribution automation features / functionality Function enabled Description
Fault location, isolation and service restoration (FLISR) No Features will be employed once all assets are installed and tested; still working...
Voltage optimization No At this time no plans have been made to do 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.