This calculator estimates the impacts of specific smart grid infrastructure projects on load profile and criteria pollutant emissions (i.e. SO2, NOx, and CO2). Choose a common smart grid project type below to be guided through estimating the project's impact on energy usage and the resulting emissions. If you already understand the changes in your system's electric load and want to jump right to calculating emissions impacts, or wish to estimate a different use case, choose the custom project.

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Energy Storage for Annual Peak Shaving

Energy storage discharged to shave any peak over a threshold power, recharged during local minima

Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Generation

Smart grid enabled Solar PV generation installations

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

Automated metering infrastructure to reduce truck rolls

Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR)

Conservation voltage reduction operating year-round to maximize energy conservation


Coordinated overnight electric vehicle (EV) charging, compared to uncoordinated charging

Demand Response

Air-conditioner demand response based on daily and critical peak pricing


Calculate emissions consequences of user-provided pre- and post- smart grid project load profiles

For use case and technology types not yet implemented (like the example projects below), the "Custom" project type above can often suffice.

Future Projects

Energy storage operated to minimize criteria pollutant emissions

An energy storage device of known power and energy capacity operated to store low cost energy for use during periods of peak pricing

Distribution automation for Fault Location Isolation and Service Restoration (FLISR), reducing truck rolls

New electric vehicles introduced to the grid, with uncoordinated charging

Energy storage for improved integration of intermittent wind power

Energy storage for improved integration of intermittent solar power

Water heater, refrigerator, clothes dryer, and HVAC based demand response

Coordinated electric vehicle charging to minimize carbon or other criteria pollutant emissions