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

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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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