- Category: Smart Grid
12 Apr 2012
- Published on Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:09
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The Long Island Power Authority has begun installing approximately 2,000 “smart meters” in homes and businesses along Route 110 in Farmingdale, New York as part of the Department of Energy-funded Smart Energy Corridor project.
The meters are designed to provide more timely and accurate information to both customers and the electric provider, allowing more accurate billing information and resolving outages faster.
“LIPA is committed to laying the foundation for a smart grid on Long Island,” said LIPA chief operating officer Michael Hervey.
“This next phase of smart meters and the Smart Corridor Project will provide better real-time information to our customers and LIPA in order to help increase operational efficiency, energy efficiency, outage communications and customer service.”
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Deployment of the 2,000 smart meters is expected to be completed by June this year.
Together with LIPA are Stony Brook University and Farmingdale State College. Landis+Gyr, using its Gridstream RF technology, will be testing consumer response to dynamic pricing signals and the scalability of the smart grid.
Stony Brook University will conduct research on cybersecurity, power flow analysis, load forecasting, phase balancing, voltage control and customer information visualization – all of which contributes to reliability and saving customers money.
The university will also conduct courses relating to smart grid technologies and public outreach and will use its business incubation programs to develop and commercialize smart grid products creating the basis for additional economic development on Long Island.
Farmingdale State College, on the other hand, will demonstrate the benefits of load control and smart meter-enabled energy management on a portion of its campus and will install distributed renewable generation to demonstrate how it can be integrated into the local network to reduce energy requirements while supporting reliability. – EcoSeed Staff