OG&E Begins Smart Grid Transformation

OG&E implements its Positive Energy Smart Grid program in Norman, partnering with The Structure Group to continue develop a smart grid roadmap.
OG&E plans to install 42,000 new digital meters across Norman in 2010. During the same time, about 3,000 Norman customers will be equipped with new programmable thermostats and energy-use devices to help them track and control their electricity use and costs.
OG&E started working with The Structure Group to develop an approach to transform the electric utility to meet the changing demands associated with smart grid. Work with The Structure Group has included collaborating on the business case to support the Positive Energy Smart Grid program, creating “day in the life” scenarios that detail how smart grid technology could be used most effectively, and developing requests for proposals for other partners to support implementation of the program. By integrating areas such as distribution automation, advanced metering, demand response, cyber security and compliance, OG&E foresees the development of an integrated solution that enhances the customer experience while reducing overall operating costs.
The team moves now to the next phases of the program which includes implementation planning, business process re-engineering, system deployment /integration and field deployment for Norman.
OG&E serves more than 773,000 customers in a service territory spanning 30,000 square miles in Oklahoma and western Arkansas.

Was this article helpful?

Related Articles

Leave A Comment?