Smart Grid Investment Model (SGIM)

From Open Energy Information

The Smart Grid Investment Model (SGIM) is designed for use by electric cooperatives, municipal, and other public utilities. It allows users to: (1) identify each technology and program that fits within the smart grid purview; (2) identify benefits of each technology/program including cost savings, peak kilowatts, and hourly load profiles over the next 20 years; (3) identify technology, installation, program, and management costs based on utility and customer characteristics; and (4) compare benefits and costs to determine investment returns.