Vermont Transco, LLC Smart Grid Project

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Vermont Transco, LLC, located in Rutland, Vermont, will receive $68.9 million in funding to develop a smarter energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy selected Vermont Transco as one of 100 companies to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[2]

The Vermont Transco eEnergy Project involves a collaboration of 20 publicly owned and investor-owned utilities in Vermont as well as the statewide energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Vermont. The project deploys advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), including approximately 300,000 smart meters across the state over 3 years and provides two-way communication between customers and the utilities. The project includes assessment of time-of-use and peak-time rebate programs through statistically rigorous consumer behavior studies that involve consumer Web portals and in-home displays. The project also involves installation of automated voltage regulators and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) equipment at selected substations, enabling better management of the distribution system and reducing operations and maintenance costs.[3]


  • 311,380 Smart Meters
  • AMI Communication Systems
  • Meter Communications Network
  • Backhaul Communications
  • Meter Data Management System
  • Customer Web Portal
  • 500 Home Area Networks
  • Distribution Automation Equipment for up to 47 out of 484 Circuits
  • Distribution Management System
  • Distribution Automation Communications Network
  • SCADA Communications Network
  • Automated Distribution Circuit Switches
  • Automated Regulators
  • Circuit Monitors/Indicators

Targeted Benefits

  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Theft
  • Deferred investment in Distribution Capacity Expansion
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions


  1. ARRA Smart Grid Investment Grants
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vermont Transco Award
  3. Project Information Page