City of Quincy, FL Smart Grid Project
The City of Quincy Utility will receive $2.4 million in funding to develop a smart-grid energy management system. The U.S. Department of Energy selected 100 companies nationwide to receive funding as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The City of Quincy, Florida (Quincy) Smart Grid Project involves the installation of new smart meters, supporting communication infrastructure, and advanced service programs for customers across its entire customer base. The project includes: 1) implementing two-way communication and utility applications to enable customers to view their energy consumption at their convenience through the customer’s Web portal, 2) deploying monitoring devices, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and load control systems to Quincy’s distribution system, and 3) adding demand response programs to all customer classes including programmable communicating thermostats capable of cycling air-conditioning units with no manual intervention.