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Minnesota Power (Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project)
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Lead Organization:
Minnesota Power
HQ Location:
Duluth, Minnesota
Project Contact Information:
Name:
 Dan Gunderson
Email:
 dwgunderson@mnpower.com
Address:

30 West Superior Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55802

 
Project Summary:

Minnesota Power’s Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure project involves the installation of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and explores the application of distribution automation. The project is aimed at improving customer understanding of their electricity usage, reducing operations and maintenance costs, and improving awareness of and response to distribution system outages. The project implements two-way communication to: (1) provide customers with more timely electricity usage information, (2) identify when and where outages are occurring, and (3) demonstrate the performance of select distribution automation equipment.

Equipment:

- 8,030 Smart Meters
- AMI Communication Systems
--- Meter Communications Network
--- Backhaul Communications
- Customer Web Portal
- 1,750 Direct Load Control Devices
- Distribution Automation Equipment for 1 out of 336 Circuits
--- Automated Distribution Circuit Switches
--- Equipment Condition Monitors

Targeted Benefits:

- Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
- Reduced Meter Reading Costs
- Improved Electric Service Reliability
- Reduced Costs from Theft

 
Additional Information:

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

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