National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Smart Grid Demonstration Project
Install and operate of a suite of diverse Smart Grid technologies and aggregate the data from 17 rural electric cooperatives across 10 states. Technologies will include over 130,000 meters, over 18,000 demand response switches, nearly 4,000 in-home displays or smart thermostats, and others. In addition to customer-focused technologies, the project will include voltage sensors and fault detectors. The demonstration data will be centralized for all sites and include studies on total demand, distributed energy resources, peak pricing, customer appliance control, and self-healing technologies for improved reliability.