Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Company Smart Grid Project

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Cheyenne Light, Fuel, and Power Company, by way of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was awarded $5 M in funding to develop a smart grid.[2]

Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Company (CLFP) is one of three Black Hills Corporation subsidiaries deploying advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)—the other two are Black Hills/Colorado Electric (BHCOE) and Black Hills Power, Inc. (South Dakota/Wyoming). CLFP’s project includes the deployment of smart meters, communications infrastructure, and a meter data management system (MDMS). The project provides improved outage restoration from the integration of an outage management system with the AMI. Two-way communication allows for off-cycle reads, tamper detection, potential remote connect/disconnect of customer loads and potential future implementation of time-based rate programs.[3]

Smart Grid Equipment

  • 39,102 Smart Meters
  • AMI Communication Systems
  • Meter Data Management System

Targeted Benefits

  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability
  • Reduced Ancillary Service Cost
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions


  1. ARRA Smart Grid Investment Grants
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cheyenne Light, Fuel, and Power Smart Grid Award
  3. Project Information Page