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Town of Danvers, MA (Smart Grid Implementation Program)
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Lead Organization:
Town of Danvers, MA
HQ Location:
Danvers, Massachusetts
Project Contact Information:
Name:
 Charles Underhill
Email:
 cunderhill@mail.danvers-ma.org
Address:

1 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA 01923

 
Project Summary:

The Town of Danvers’ Smart Grid Implementation Program includes advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and automated distribution equipment. Smart meters and AMI for Danvers’ residential, commercial, and industrial customers support time-based rate programs and a home energy network pilot. AMI is aimed at helping customers manage their energy usage, and Danvers hopes to reduce meter reading costs and air pollution by reducing truck rolls for meter reading. Benefits from distribution automation include better reliability and lower line losses.

Equipment:

- 12,839 Smart Meters
- AMI Communications Systems
- 75 Home Area Networks
- Customer Web Portal
- In-­Home Displays
- Distribution Automation Upgrades for 5 of 34 Circuits
- Distribution Management System
- Distribution Automation Communications Network
- SCADA Communications Network
- Automated Distribution Circuit Switches
- Smart Relays
- Automated Capacitors

Targeted Benefits:

- Reduced Customer Electricity Costs
- Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Distribution Line Losses
- Reduced Operations and Maintenance Costs
- Enhanced Distribution Reliability and Power Quality
- Reduced Meter Reading Costs
- Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
- Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 
Additional Information:

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

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