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PEPCO Holdings, Inc.- District of Columbia (Smart Grid Project)
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Lead Organization:
Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
HQ Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Project Contact Information:
 Sunil Pancholi

701 Ninth St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20068

Project Summary:

The Pepco - District of Columbia Smart Grid project in Washington, DC, includes distribution automation, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), and demand response programs that involve load control devices and time-based rate programs. The AMI installation is designed to provide customers and Pepco with detailed electricity usage information, which, when combined with the demand response programs, helps customers reduce electricity usage and peak demand. The distribution automation deployment includes automated distribution circuit switches and transformer monitors that improve the reliability of the distribution system while decreasing operations and maintenance costs.


- 270,000 Smart Meters
- AMI Communication Systems
--- Meter Communications Network
--- Backhaul Communications
- Meter Data Management System
- Customer Web Portal
- 25,250 Air Conditioner Direct Load Control Devices
--- Programmable Communicating Thermostats
--- Outdoor Cycling Switches
- Distribution Automation Equipment for 19 out of 779 Circuits
--- Distribution Automation Communications Network
--- Control of 76 Automated Distribution Circuit Reclosers/Switches
--- 41 Network Transformer Monitors
--- 14 Transformer Health Sensors/Monitors
--- Upgrading 9 Substations with smart devices

Targeted Benefits:

- Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
- Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Theft
- Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions
- Reduced Meter Reading Costs
- Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs

Additional Information:

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

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