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Eastern Nebraska Public Power District Consortium (Smart Grid Initiative)
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Lead Organization:
Cuming County Public Power District
HQ Location:
West Point, Nebraska
Project Contact Information:
 Tisha S. Alfson

500 S. Main Street , PO Box 256
West Point, NE 68788

Project Summary:

Cuming County Public Power Distric, located in West Point, Nebraska has been awarded $1.8 million in federal funds to develop a smarter energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy chose Cuming Country Public Power District as one of 100 companies nationwide to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The proposed smart-grid project will install communications infrastructures and deploy control software to enable Smart Grid distribution functions for Cuming County Public Power District and Stanton County Public Power District distribution systems beginning 2010.


- Distribution Automation Equipment for 67 out of 68 Circuits
--- Distribution Automation Communications Network
--- SCADA Communications Network
--- Automated Distribution Circuit Switches
--- Automated Regulators
- Direct Load Control Devices

Targeted Benefits:

- Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
- Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures, and Distribution Line Losses
- Reduced Service Costs for Customers
- Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs

Additional Information:

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

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