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DEED board awards $599,418 in grants, scholarships at spring meeting


From the May 14, 2013 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published May 14, 2013

The board of directors of APPA's Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency (DEED) program approved grants and scholarships totaling $599,418 at its spring meeting in Kissimmee, Fla., in March.

New grants were approved for:

•    Omaha Public Power District, Neb., $117,768 for "2013 SmartStructure Lite™Collaborative Pilot";
•    Florida Municipal Electric Association, $48,000 for "Biopower Project Assessment and Decisionmaking Best Practices Guide"; 
•    Holyoke Gas & Electric, Massachusetts, $125,000 for "CloudPower Residential Energy Storage Demonstration"; 
•    American Public Power Association, $16,000 in additional funding for "Distribution System Performance Improvement Guide; (Earlier, the DEED board awarded $12,000 for this project; the additional grant brings project funding to $28,000.) 
•    Silicon Valley Power, Santa Clara, Calif., $65,000 for "The Potential Effects of Increasing Use of Solid-State Lighting with Lighting Controls"; 
•    American Public Power Association, $33,650 for enhancements to eReliability Tracker 
•    City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., $125,000 for "S&T Microgrid Demonstration Employing Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuel Sources"; and
•    ElectriCities of North Carolina, $21,000 for "E-Tracker Project: Tracking Daily Electric Energy Use and Weather Data".

The DEED board awarded  $4,000 scholarships to 12 projects:

•    Dakota Huddleson, Tennessee Valley Authority, "Clinch River Small Modular Reactor Project";
•    Jabez Meulemans, River Falls Municipal Utilities, Wis., "Community Energy Emissions Offsetting and Economic Opportunities from Carbon Sequestration"; 
•    Hamed Babazadehrokni, Platte River Power Authority, Colorado, "Design HESS for Wind Turbine Generators"; 
•    Mehrdad Yazdanian, Seattle City Light, Washington, "Distributed Control Strategy for Microgrids"; 
•    Michelle Stalker, Loveland Water & Power, Colo., engineering internship;
•    Abiodun Iwayemi, Princeton Electric Department, Illinois, "Leveraging Smart Meter Data For Near Real-Time Residential Energy Audits"; 
•    William Plaxico, City of Palo Alto Utilities, Calif., "Methodology to Evaluate Volt/VAR Optimization Implementation";
•    Charles Bauschard, Coldwater Board of Public Utilities, Mich., "Minimize Reactive Power Financial Penalties: Medium Size Midwest Utility"; 
•    John Maclaga, City of Rocky Mount, N.C., "New Point of Delivery Construction"; 
•    C. Michael Foote, City of Gillette Utilities, Wyoming, "Optimizing Municipal Utility Operations"; 
•    Iman Mazhari, ElectriCities of North Carolina, "Reconfigurable Solar Converters for Capacity Firming of PV Power Plants";
•    Gary Allred, Town of Thatcher, Ariz., "Utility System's Mapping."

Information about the DEED program is posted on the APPA website.

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