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Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (Cobb EMC Smart Grid Program)
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Lead Organization:
Cobb Electric Membership Corporation
HQ Location:
Marietta, Georgia
Project Contact Information:
Name:
 Bhaji Dhillon, P.E.
Email:
 bhaji.dhillon@cobbenergy.com
Address:

1000 EMC Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060

 
Project Summary:

The Cobb Electric Membership Corp (Cobb EMC) project includes the installation of a fully integrated advanced metering system across the service territory. The installation includes smart meters, enhanced communications infrastructure and availability of in-home displays and direct load control devices. The project aims to reduce peak electricity demand, overall energy usage, outage durations, and operations and maintenance costs. The project implements two-way communication and utility applications to: (1) allow customers to view their energy consumption at their convenience through the customer Web portal and in-home displays, (2) allow Cobb EMC to manage, measure, and verify targeted demand reduction, and (3) provide the utility with automated notifications indicating the scope and location of customer outages.

Equipment:

- 195,000 Smart Meters
- AMI Communication Systems
--- Meter Communications Network
--- Backhaul Communications
- Meter Data Management System
- Home Area Networks
- Customer Web Portal
- 3,800 In-Home Displays
- 40,000 Direct Load Control Devices

Targeted Benefits:

- Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
- Reduced Meter Reading Costs
- Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
- Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
- Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Theft
- Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions
- Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage

 
Additional Information:

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

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