Installing advanced switches, sensors, and communication equipment are expected to improve reliability (e.g., shorten the duration of outages), enhance system efficiencies, and reduce operations and maintenance costs. This chart shows the number of automated feeder switches installed as part of the Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program, and conveys the approximate extent of coverage in the United States resulting from SGIG funding.

 

SGIG Automated Feeder Switches Installed and Operational

Deployed as of March 31, 2015

Q1Q2Q3Q4

2010

0 0 184 1,725

2011

2,564 3,327 4,167 5,148

2012

5,681 6,290 6,838 7,188

2013

7,660 8,188 8,425 8,649

2014

8,659 8,685 8,925 9,061
** Number of entities reported: 54
Updated on March 13, 2015View All Data

The table below includes SGIG program distribution system expenditures.

SGIG Program Electric Distribution Asset Expenditures

Deployed as of December 31, 2014

Updated March 11, 2015

Electric Distribution Automation Assets

Quantity*

Incurred Cost**

Number of Entities Reporting***

Automated feeder switches

9,061

$450,777,312

49

Automated capacitors

11,007

$121,911,889

43

Automated regulators

10,665

$18,480,004

33

Fault current limiter

0

$217,260

4

Feeder monitors

4,447

$101,533,161

27

Substation monitor

20,263

$118,513,082

16

Distribution automation/Substation communication networks

 

$526,743,581

60

Distribution management systems

 

$331,142,712

40

IT hardware, systems, and applications that enable distribution functionalities

 

$137,002,266

32

Other electric distribution automation related costs

 

$296,590,009

90

Total electric distribution automation cost

 

$2,102,911,277

90

Electric Distribution Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Assets

Quantity*

Incurred Cost**

Number of Entities Reporting***

Stationary electricity and energy storage devices

196

$3,285,403

2

EV charging stations

492

$5,536,573

9

DER interconnection and communication equipment

0

$0

0

Other DER related costs

 

$6,661,234

40

Total DER cost

 

$15,483,210

40

* In some circumstances, costs are incurred before devices are installed resulting in a reported cost where the quantity is zero.

Projects only report data on devices they plan to install. Each project installs equipment that best supports their individual goals. Therefore, the number of projects reporting is expected to vary by equipment category. The individual project reporting pages show what equipment that project is installing.

** 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.