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Smart Reconfiguration of Idaho Falls Power Distribution Network

The principal goal of this activity is to accelerate grid modernization by providing technical assistance to northwestern states in the United States, utilities, and other stakeholders that are facing key emerging grid modernization challenges. The northwestern United States is rich in hydroelectric power generation, which primarily serves loads in a large geographical region that includes the states of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Montana. This project aims to demonstrate the use of smart reconfiguration and protection system methods for enhancing the quality of power service for the Idaho Falls Power (IFP) distribution network, located in Idaho Falls.

Project Quick Facts

Topic ID: 1.3.09
Technical Area: Operations
Funding : $1 Million
Duration: 1.5 Years
Status: Current

Technical Project Team

  • Lead

    Rob Hovaspian, ANL

  • Jim Follum,
  • Kevin Schneider,

Project Partners

Idaho Falls Power
Schweitzer Engineering Labs (SEL)
Washington State University
Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems

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