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Knoxville Utilities Board (Knoxville Smart Grid Community Project)
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Lead Organization:
Knoxville Utilities Board
HQ Location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
Project Contact Information:
 Eric Greene

445 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902-1130

Project Summary:

The Knoxville Smart Grid Community project includes the deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) infrastructure and distribution automation assets. The project aims to reduce costs for utility operations and maintenance through reduced meter reading expenses, faster outage detection, and improved peak load management. It is also aimed at increasing distribution system efficiency, reliability, and power quality. Better power quality and reactive power management are being addressed with fault current indicators and volt ampere reactive (VAR) control at substations. Furthermore, the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) is collaborating with The University of Tennessee to analyze the metering and distribution data.


- 4,200 Electric Smart Meters
- AMI Communication Systems
--- Meter Communications Networks
--- Backhaul Communications
- Customer System Communications Network
- Customer Systems for 4,200 Customers
--- Enhanced Web Portal Access
- Distribution Automation Equipment for 17 Out of 266 Circuits
--- Distribution Automation Communications Network
--- Automated Capacitor Banks
--- Equipment Condition Monitors
--- Power Quality Meters

Targeted Benefits:

- Reduced Meter Reading Costs
- Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
- Reduced Costs from Theft and Distribution Line Losses
- Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
- 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/knoxville_utilities_board_knoxville_sma...

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