The Madison Gas and Electric Company’s (MGE) Customer Driven Design of Smart Grid Capabilities project involves the installation of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), deployment of a new distribution management system, and installation of electric vehicle charging stations. These activities help improve efficiency, reliability, and service for MGE customers. Within MGE’s service territory, all medium to large-size commercial and industrial customers, and randomly selected residential and small business customers, are receiving advanced meters. A cellular communications system remotely relays customer energy use data to MGE, where upgraded software uses this data for billing and other operational needs. MGE is installing a new distribution management software platform, which improves analysis capabilities and overall system reliability. Under a pilot project, MGE is also installing electric vehicle charging stations and 25 home charging tracking points to study the impact of electric vehicle use on the grid and home-based energy demand.
- 4,500 Smart Meters
- AMI Communication systems
--- Meter Communications Network
- Distribution Management Systems
- 18 Electric Vehicle charging stations
- Improved Electric Service Reliability
- Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs