Stanton County Public Power District Smart Grid Project

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Stanton County Public Power District, located in Stanton, Nebraska, will receive $397 million in funding to develop a smarter energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy selected Stanton County as one of 100 companies to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[2]

Stanton County Public Power District’s (SCPPD) Advanced Metering Infrastructure Initiative project deploys 2,315 smart meters to cover all customers in the service territory. The project provides automatic meter reading and improved outage detection and response. The project extends smart meter coverage from 453 to 2,768 meters and uses existing radio frequency and power-line-carrier communications networks for data collection.[3]

Equipment

  • 2,315 Smart Meters

Targeted Benefits

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

References

  1. ARRA Smart Grid Investment Grants
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stanton County Award
  3. Project Information Page