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Wisconsin Power and Light Company (Smart Grid Distribution Automation)
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Lead Organization:
Wisconsin Power and Light Company
HQ Location:
Madison, Wisconsin
Project Contact Information:
 Steven Schultz

4902 North Biltmore Lane, Suite 1000
Madison, WI 53718-2148

Project Summary:

Wisconsin Power and Light Company’s (WPL) smart grid distribution automation project is designed to improve distribution system efficiency and reliability while lowering operations and maintenance costs. WPL is deploying a new centralized energy management system and adding intelligent communication and control modules to approximately 40% of its distribution capacitor banks. The capacitor banks selected for upgrade were determined based on coverage area and load usage. Project benefits include reducing distribution energy losses by improving power factor and reducing distribution operations and maintenance costs. WPL also expects to reduce vehicle fuel consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions by reducing truck rolls through automation.


- Distribution Automation Equipment for approximately 298 out of 906 circuits
--- Distribution Automation Communications Network
--- Automated Capacitors

Targeted Benefits:

- Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Distribution Line Losses
- Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions
- Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
- Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage

Additional Information:

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

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