This project will demonstrate advanced metering infrastructures, home area networks, distributed storage, photovoltaics, and electric vehicle charging. Participating customers will be able to decide the duration and type of energy used, including solar power, and can sell power back to the grid. On the utility side, the project will demonstrate risk management methods to improve the efficiency of operation, new dashboard technology for control center operators, an intelligent maintenance system, and more. The goals of this project are to reduce power outages, decrease O&M costs, improve power quality, reduce T&D losses, and protect secure sites. This project is being conducted in New York City and its New York and New Jersey suburbs. A very high density service territory, this area includes critical customers such as the Federal Reserve, Wall Street, major communications hubs, and major medical facilities. The project will serve as a blueprint for high density, urban, underground networks. The total budget for this project is more than $92 million, including a federal share of more than $45 million. The project is a Smart Grid Demonstration Program as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). A key partner is Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
For more information, refer to:
Smartgrid.gov: Con Edison Secure Interoperable Open Smart Grid Demonstration