Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc

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Nov 21, 2013 (3 years and 4 months ago)

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Vermont’s
eEnergy


Smart Grid Initiative


Presentation to

AEIQ


eEnergy Vermont


Participation


Collaboration of all
eEnergy

VT Participants


One Vermont Application


Includes:


17 electric utilities


VT Department of Public Service


Norwich University


University of Vermont


Efficiency Vermont



VELCO as SGIG “Program Management”

Vermont as Nation’s Energy Laboratory…Again



History


Vermont has a history of providing a small and vertically
integrated energy laboratory for the nation.





Location


Vermont is located in
-
between three regional control areas:
ISO
-
NE, NY
-
ISO, and Hydro
-
Quebec.



Beginning Base Work Done


Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC)
smart meters to over 70% of customers


they will serve as a “test
bed” for work which will be leveraged across the state. VELCO fiber
optic network well underway.



Vermont Vision


Establish Vermont as nation’s first truly statewide
smart grid with enhanced capability from regional grid to state grid to
distribution utility to customer





Elements of the eEnergy Vermont Project


Project work has impacted customers throughout the state, though not all
service areas have identical deployments. Generally, projects cover the
following:



Smart Meters:
deployments to approximately 300,000 premises in the state
connecting meters and utilities, some backhaul communications utilizing
ARRA Broadband Project (
Vtel
)


Grid Automation:
upgrades and new deployments of SCADA controls to
substations and the distribution circuits


Dynamic Rates Testing:
pilots to test different combinations of dynamic
rate structures and customer
-
side devices (in
-
home displays, etc…) to
determine the most effective combinations of rates and electronics


Fiber Optic Backbone:
leverage separately financed VELCO 1000
-
mile
fiber optic backbone project needed for grid reliability and communication to
serve as
eEnergy

Vermont’s “communications highway”

eEnergy Vermont


Smart Meters and Beyond

The eEnergy project will enable customers make choices
around their energy consumption