Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Company Smart Grid Project

From Open Energy Information

Cheyenne Light, Fuel, and Power Company, by way of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was awarded $5 M in funding to develop a smart grid.[2]

Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Company (CLFP) is one of three Black Hills Corporation subsidiaries deploying advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)—the other two are Black Hills/Colorado Electric (BHCOE) and Black Hills Power, Inc. (South Dakota/Wyoming). CLFP’s project includes the deployment of smart meters, communications infrastructure, and a meter data management system (MDMS). The project provides improved outage restoration from the integration of an outage management system with the AMI. Two-way communication allows for off-cycle reads, tamper detection, potential remote connect/disconnect of customer loads and potential future implementation of time-based rate programs.[3]

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Smart Grid Equipment

  • 39,102 Smart Meters
  • AMI Communication Systems
  • Meter Data Management System

Targeted Benefits

  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability
  • Reduced Ancillary Service Cost
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions

References

  1. ARRA Smart Grid Investment Grants
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cheyenne Light, Fuel, and Power Smart Grid Award
  3. Project Information Page