Grid-Interop Forum 2007
“Duke Energy’s Utility of The Future:
Developing A Smart Grid Regulatory Strategy Across Multi-State Jurisdictions”
67 South Bedford St.,
Burlington, MA 01803
Director - Utility of the Future
400 South Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28285
Keywords: Duke Energy, Utility of the Future
An overview of the regulatory challenges faced by Duke
Energy as it pursues its Utility of the Future project.
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is one of North America's
largest electric power companies. Headquartered
Charlotte, NC, it has nearly 37,000 MW of generating
capacity (plus 4,000 MW more in Latin America) and
serves nearly 4M customers.
Duke Energy’s long term vision is to transform the
operation of its electric power grid by creating a reliable and
scalable networked infrastructure capable of delivering and
receiving information from intelligent devices distributed
across its power systems, automating components of the
distribution systems and leveraging the linked networks for
improved operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction.
Duke Energy refers to this new networked infrastructure as
its Utility of the Future (UoF) project.
KEMA, Inc. has been onsite with Duke since the inception
of the UoF project, and continues to serve as Duke’s
external counsel regarding project implementation.
Duke Energy's initial Smart Grid pilots are already
underway as it seeks to fine-tune its network configuration
for various topographies (urban, suburban, rural). Two
1. Piloting advanced metering and distribution
communications systems, distribution sensors,
meters and in-home applications
2. Integrating non-BPL communications and
multiple meter types in Bloomington, IN to create
a Smart Gr