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Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (Smart Grid Thermostat Project)
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Lead Organization:
Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
HQ Location:
Akeney, Iowa
Project Contact Information:
Name:
 Bob Haug
Email:
 bhaug@iamu.org
Address:

1735 Northeast 70th Avenue
Ankeny, IA 50021-9353

 
Project Summary:

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) Smart Grid Thermostat project involves the deployment of advanced metering and customer systems for eight participating municipal utilities. The project aims to reduce peak demands and utility operating costs. The project deploys about 5,450 smart meters, 5,400 programmable communicating thermostats, and direct load control devices to: (1) allow customers to view and control their energy consumption at their convenience through a Web portal, and (2) allow the participating utilities to manage, measure, and verify targeted demand reductions during peak periods.

Equipment:

- Approx. 5,450 Smart Meters
- AMI Communication Systems
--- Meter Communications Network
--- Backhaul Communications
- Customer Systems for Approx. 5,400 Customers
--- Customer Web Portal
--- Approx. 200 Direct Load Control Devices
--- Approx. 5,200 Programmable Communicating Thermostats

Targeted Benefits:

- 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/iowa_association_municipal_utilities_sm...

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