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CenterPoint Energy Smart Grid Project
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Lead Organization:
CenterPoint Energy
HQ Location:
Houston, Texas
Project Contact Information:
 Julienne P. Sugarek

1111 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002

Project URL:
Project Summary:

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric’s (CPE) Smart Grid project involves deployment of a fully integrated advanced metering system and Web portal access to over 2.2 million customers, along with installation of advanced monitoring and distribution automation equipment. The project aims to reduce peak loads, overall electricity use, and operations and maintenance costs while increasing distribution system reliability. The project implements secure communications to: (1) allow smart meter customers to view their electricity consumption data whenever they want through the Smart Meter Texas (SMT) data exchange, and (2) allow CPE to effectively visualize and operate the distribution system. As a transmission and distribution service provider, CPE provides metering data to retail energy providers (REPs) through the SMT data exchange. The billing data and customer systems enable REPs to offer information feedback, new pricing programs, and other electric service options to customers. The project also deploys a more advanced distribution management system and automated feeder switching, that reduces operational costs and improves service reliability.


- Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) / Smart Meters
- Customer Web Portal
- Distribution Automation
- Equipment Condition Monitor
- Smart Meter - Commercial
- Smart Meter - Industrial
- Smart Meter - Residential
- Smart Relays
- Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Communications Network

Targeted Benefits:

- Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
- Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures, Distribution Line Losses, and Theft
- Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Pollutant Emissions
- Reduced Meter Reading Costs
- Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
- Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
- Reduced Frequency and Duration of Outages

Additional Information:

For more information about the project, please refer to:
- http://www.smartgrid.gov/project/centerpoint_energy_houston_electric_llc...

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