This installation, which includes an integrated control center system containing more than $50 million in high-tech infrastructure, will enable MISO to reliably operate the largest and lowest-cost electric transmission grid in the United States. Upon project completion in the late fall of 2001, MISO will become the largest Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-approved Independent System Operator in the country.
DETROIT-A new era in Detroit Edison electric meter reading may be just around the corner. A pilot program in Pontiac is allowing the utility to read meters by a computer miles away. Detroit Edison is receiving meter data from 1,200 Detroit Edison residential and small business customers in Pontiac, a first step to determine whether the new technology can be applied on a large scale.