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PPL Electric Utilities Corp. Smart Grid Project
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Lead Organization:
PPL Electric Utilities Corp.
HQ Location:
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Project Contact Information:
 Mike Godorov

827 Hausman Road
Allentown, PA 18104-9392, United States

Project Summary:

PPL Electric Utilities Corp., located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has been awarded $19 million in funding to develop a smarter energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy selected PPL Electric Utilities Corp. as one of 100 companies to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The stimulus funds will be used to deploy a distribution management system and smart grid technologies to monitor and control the grid in real-time, improve system reliability and energy resource optimization, and provide the infrastructure for distributed generation and broader energy efficiency efforts which started in 2010.


, Distribution Automation Equipment for 50 out of 1,153 Distribution Circuits
, Distribution Management System
, Distribution Automation Communications Network
, SCADA Communications Network
, Automated Distribution Circuit Switches
, Automated Capacitors

Targeted Benefits:

, Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
, Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
, Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures
, Deferred Investment in Distribution Capacity Expansion
, Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
, 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/ppl_electric_utilities_corporation_ppl_...

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