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Ohio's Progress to the Smart Grid
Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC)

This fact sheet provides updated report regarding several utility companies' progress in smart grid implementation. Since 2009, AEP has installed 134,000 smart meters, among which 110,000 are part of $150M smart grid demonstration project. Duke Energy Ohio, who received $200M fund, installed 139,000 smart meters, and plans to install 700,000 in total to cover the entire service territory. Currently Duke offers its smart-metering customers two time-of-use rates and two dynamic pricing rates. FirstEnergy received $57M federal grant to launch its pilot program for its 5000 customers in Cleveland Illuminating territory. It anticipates developing of dynamic pricing option by 2012, and in the future it may install additional 39,000 smart meters. Dayton Power & Light is the only utility that did not received any grant, as it voluntarily withdrew its application.

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