Georgia System Operations Corporation, located in Tucker, Georgia, has been awarded $6.5 million in funding to develop a smarter, more efficient energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy chose Georgia System Operations as one of 100 companies nationwide to receive federal stimulus grants as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The project started in 2010 and the plan is to upgrade computer systems to instantaneously and automatically communicate information about disruptions or changes in flow on the grid, enhancing reliability and security of the grid; and to use digital controls to manage and modify electricity demand.
Transmission Systems Communication Equipment
, Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
, Optimized Generator Operation
, Reduced Ancillary Service Cost
, Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
, Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions
, Reduced Wide-Scale Blackouts