The City of Naperville Utility has been rewarded $10.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a smart-grid energy management system, the efforts for which started in 2010. The Department of Energy selected 100 companies nationwide to receive funding as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The smart-grid energy management system will deploy more than 57,000 smart meters and install the infrastructure and software necessary to support and integrate various smart grid functions and the two-way flow of information between the utility and customers.
Naperville’s smart grid project will include completion of automation of the city’s grid, by integrating automatic, computerized meter reading with other advanced technology systems. The NSGI program delivers as excellent ROI by increasing network reliability, operational efficiencies, reducing wasted energy, and providing customers the option to use new tools, additional rate plans, and low cost off peak energy to manage their energy costs.
Over the past couple of decades, Naperville has invested in its electric grid to support the explosive population growth of the city and to improve overall reliability of the electrical distribution service. The NSGI will leverage this current upgraded infrastructure in creating a state-of-the-art grid that will improve the utility's ability to more efficiently distribute energy and empower customers to choose when they want to consume electricity and how they pay for it.
This information was submitted by Olga Geynisman from the City of Naperville Utility on 9/30/2010.
, 57,323 Smart Meters
, AMI Communication Systems
, Meter Communications Network
, Meter Data Management System
, Customer Systems (voluntary)
, Customer Web Portal
, In-Home Displays/Energy Management Systems
, Programmable Communicating Thermostats
, Direct Load Control Devices
, Distribution Automation Equipment for 6 out of 117 Distribution Circuits
, Automated Distribution Circuit Switches
, Circuit Monitors/Indicators
, Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
, Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
, Deferred Investment in Distribution Capacity Expansion
, Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Distribution Line losses
, Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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