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Madison Gas and Electric Company Smart Grid Project
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Lead Organization:
Madison Gas and Electric Company
HQ Location:
Madison, Wisconsin
Project Contact Information:
Name:
 Pete Waldron
Email:
 PWaldron@mge.com
Address:

133 S. Blair St.
Madison, WI 53703

 
Project Summary:

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.

Equipment:

- 4,500 Smart Meters
- AMI Communication systems
--- Meter Communications Network
- Distribution Management Systems
- 18 Electric Vehicle charging stations

Targeted Benefits:

- Improved Electric Service Reliability
- Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs

 
Additional Information:

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

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