JEA Smart Grid Project

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JEA located in Jacksonville, Florida, will receive $13.01 million in funding to develop a smarter energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy selected JEA as one of 100 companies to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[2]

Jacksonville Electric Authority’s (JEA) Smart Energy project involves the installation of smart meters, supporting communication infrastructure, and advanced electric service programs for customers. A limited number of customers are receiving new smart meters that can more precisely monitor real-time electricity usage. A new communications system transfers customer data to the utility where upgraded software platforms analyze and present the data to grid operators. The meters eliminate the need for truck visits for meter reading, reduce costs and emissions, and enable the development of new electric service program offerings for customers. This project, including a Web portal and voluntary time-of-use rate programs, increase customer control of their electricity use and costs.[3]


  • 3,000 Smart Meters
  • AMI Communication Systems
  • Meter Communications Network
  • Backhaul Communications
  • Meter Data Management System
  • Customer Web Portal Access for 3,000 Customers

Targeted Benefits

  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions


  1. ARRA Smart Grid Investment Grants
  2. 2.0 2.1 JEA Smart Grid
  3. Project Information Page