South Sudanese Ministers Tour Bluebonnet Smart Grid
“We are excited to host the South Sudanese leaders and hear about their plans to develop a smart grid,” said
This morning, a senior delegation from the government of
Bluebonnet began its smart grid project five years ago. Since then, the cooperative has installed a two-way grid along 11,000 miles of line and deployed 80,000 smart meters, covering the entire service territory. The cooperative was able to fully implement the smart grid with only two minimal rate increases, and over the course of the project, it was able to utilize the newly implemented technology to save money.
“We modernized our infrastructure and information and outage management systems without a pilot program,” said
Bluebonnet’s vision is to go a step further by implementing a Sustainable Grid(TM), which encompasses three main ideas: Net Energy Market, Economic Development and Education Empowerment. Members will be able to generate electricity, conserve electricity and shift their load at peak times. This will empower members with the right to know and control their electric usage and the right to be a full partner in generating the electricity they use. Fundamentally, the goal is to neutralize, if not reduce, the system’s impact on the overall state grid.
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is one of the largest electric cooperatives in
SOURCE Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative