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Indianapolis Power and Light Company Smart Grid Project
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Lead Organization:
Indianapolis Power and Light Company
HQ Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Project Contact Information:
Name:
 Joan Soller
Email:
 Joan.soller@aes.com
Address:

2102 N. Illinois Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-1330

 
Project Summary:

Indianapolis Power & Light Company’s (IPL) Smart Energy project is deploying distribution automation, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), and customer systems assets to improve the operational efficiency of its distribution systems. Distribution automation assets include automated controls, relays, and reclosers, which are used to reduce operations and maintenance costs and restoration times. AMI assets include 10,400 smart meters, and customer systems include programmable communicating thermostats. Through pilot programs, IPL is determining best practices for peak demand management through pricing and the impacts of new technologies including electric vehicles and charging stations.

Equipment:

- 10,400 Smart Meters
- AMI Communication Systems
- Meter Communications Network
- Backhaul Communications
- Meter Data Management System
- Customer Systems for 10,400 customers
- 4,000 Home Area Networks
- 1,900 Programmable Communicating Thermostats
- Customer Web Portal Access for Customers with Both Existing and New Meters
- Distribution Automation Equipment for 400 out of 400 Circuits
- Distribution Management System
- Distribution Automation Communications Network
- Automated Distribution Circuit Switches
- Automated Capacitors
- Automated Regulators
- Equipment Health Sensors
- 200 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Targeted Benefits:

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

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