Atlantic City Electric Company Smart Grid Project

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Atlantic City Electric, as part of the Recovery Act, will receive $18.7 million in federal funding to install a smart grid that will help prevent power outages and allow consumers to use less energy.[2]

The Atlantic City Electric Company’s (ACE) SGIG Distribution Automation project is deploying distribution automation assets, direct load control devices, and a wireless communications network. Direct load control devices are being offered that provide financial incentives for customers for allowing ACE to cycle air-conditioners or control thermostats during peak periods. Distribution automation devices, which include feeder monitors, equipment condition monitors, and automated feeder switches improve the reliability and power quality of the distribution system. These systems also reduce operation and maintenance costs as well as distribution line losses.[3]

Smart Grid Equipment

  • Customer Systems for 25,000 Customers
  • Programmable Communicating Thermostats
  • Direct Load Control Devices
  • Distribution Automation Equipment for 24 out of 339 Circuits
  • Distribution Automation Communications Network
  • Automated Distribution Circuit Switches
  • Automated Capacitors
  • Equipment Health Sensors
  • Circuit Monitors/Indicators

Targeted Benefits

  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Distribution Line Losses
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions


  1. ARRA Smart Grid Investment Grants
  2. 2.0 2.1 Atlantic City Electric Press Release
  3. Project Information Page