Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company Smart Grid Project

From Open Energy Information

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, will receive $130 million in funding to develop a smarter energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy selected Oklahoma Gas and Electric as one of 100 companies to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[2]

The Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) program involves system-wide deployment of a fully integrated advanced metering system, distribution of in-home devices to almost 6,000 customers, and installation of advanced distribution automation systems. The program is a partnership with customers, aimed at reducing peak loads, overall electricity use, and operations and maintenance costs while increasing distribution system efficiency, reliability, and power quality.[3]


  • 790,215 Smart Meters
  • AMI Communications Systems
  • Meter Communications Network
  • Backhaul Communications
  • Meter Data Management System
  • Customer Systems for 48,000 Customers
  • Home Area Network
  • In-Home Displays
  • Programmable Communicating Thermostats
  • Distribution Automation Equipment for 50 out of 1,064 Feeders
  • Distribution Management System
  • Automated Distribution Circuit Switches
  • Automated Capacitors

Targeted Benefits

  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Increased Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Deferred Investment in Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Capacity Expansion
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions


  1. ARRA Smart Grid Investment Grants
  2. 2.0 2.1 Oklahoma Gas and Electric Award
  3. Project Information page