Details of US Green Communities Act
Drawn from a googlemap submission.
Green Communities Act:
Each electric distribution company shall file a proposed plan with the department of public utilities to establish a smart grid pilot program. Each such pilot program shall utilize advanced technology to operate an integrated grid network communication system in a limited geographic area.
Each pilot program shall include, but not be limited to:
advanced (“smart”) meters that provide real time measurement and communication of energy consumption
automated load management systems embedded within current demand-side management programs
remote status detection and operation of distribution system equipment.
time of use or hourly pricing for commodity service for a minimum of 0.25% of the company’s customers.
A specific objective of the pilot shall be to reduce, for those customers who actively participate in the pilot, peak and average loads by a minimum of 5 per cent.
Plans which provide for larger numbers of customers and can show higher bill savings than outlined above shall be eligible to earn incentives as outlined in an approved plan. The programs filed by the distribution company shall include proposals for rate treatment of incremental program costs provided, however, that such program costs shall be deemed by the department to be a cost of basic service and recovered in rates charged for basic service.