Demonstrate the use of advanced sensors and monitoring instrumentation on low voltage (secondary) networks in downtown Boston to improve grid reliability and safety. The project which began in 2010, will provide additional visibility for operators, which will increase the system's capacity to integrate on-site energy technologies, such as solar photovoltaic energy systems, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles or battery storage. Knowledge gained from this demonstration will lay the groundwork for the broad application of smart grid and on-site energy generation programs for secondary area network grids in large urban areas such as New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles.
, Major & Minor Node Sensors
, Enhanced Substation SCADA (PLCs)
, Greatly improved knowledge of the urban grid’s status in near real-time allowing proactive maintenance leading to improved safety & reliability
, Possibly enable DG integration with secondary area network grids