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Lafayette Consolidated Government (Lafayette Utilities System Smart Grid Project)
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Lead Organization:
Lafayette Consolidated Government, LA
HQ Location:
Lafayette, Louisiana
Project Contact Information:
Name:
 Andrew Duhon
Email:
 aduhon@lus.org
Address:

705 West University Avenue,
Lafayette, Louisiana 70506

 
Project Summary:

Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) Smart Grid project involves the deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), distribution automation equipment, and advanced monitoring equipment for the transmission system. LUS expects the smart meters to reduce meter reading costs, lower vehicle emissions through fewer truck rolls, and enable advanced electric services for its customers. These services include an enhanced Web portal and a pilot time-based rate program. A network of new transmission and distribution assets provides improved reliability, reduced grid operations and maintenance costs, reduced outage duration, reduced peak loads, and reduced overall energy usage across LUS’s service territory.

Equipment:

- 63,700 Smart Meters
- AMI Communication Systems
--- Meter Communications Network
- Backhaul Communications
- Meter Data Management System
- Outage Management System
- Customer Web Portal Access for 63,700 Customers
- 200 In-Home Displays
- 200 Direct Load Control Devices (Central Air-Conditioners)
- Distribution Automation Equipment for 80 out of 80 Distribution Circuits
--- 136 Automated Capacitors
- Transmission Line Monitoring Equipment

Targeted Benefits:

-Reduced Meter Reading Costs
-Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
-Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
-Improved Power Quality
-Reduced Costs from Theft
-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/lafayette_consolidated_government_lafay...

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