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Black Hills Power, Inc. Smart Grid Project
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Lead Organization:
Black Hills Power, Inc.
HQ Location:
Rapid City, South Dakota
Project Contact Information:
 Chuck Loomis

409 Deadwood Avenue
Rapid City, SD 57702

Project Summary:

Black Hills Power, inc. in Rapid City, South Dakota, with the help of $5.6M in Recovery Act funding, has initiated a smart grid project that will install 69,000 smart meters, along with the communications infrastructure, IT software, and equipment necessary to operate a fully functional Smart Grid system in service area starting in year 2010.


, 68,800 Smart Meters

, AMI Communication Systems

, Meter Communications Network

, Backhaul Communications

, Meter Data Management System

Targeted Benefits:

, Reduced Meter Reading Costs

, Improved Electric Service Reliability

, Reduced Ancillary Service Cost

, Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage

, Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions

Additional Information:

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

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