A Test Case for Conservation Voltage Optimization


Progressive installations of RF AMI implementations allow access to real-time downline system voltages and responsive system voltage optimization back at the substation. Lower voltages can mean lower usage for consumers. Lower usage typically means reduced revenue. But are there mitigating benefits that justify an aggressive CVO program? In Kentucky, a G&T is teaming with some distribution cooperatives to determine if CVO can be implemented that will make sense for all vested parties. Not theory, we measured it.


  • Matt Ward – Utility System Consultant – Power System Engineering
  • Tom Castle – Senior Engineer, Corporate Technical Services – East Kentucky Power Cooperative
  • Sean Hurd – Engineering Supervisor – Blue Grass Energy