Smart Grid in Test

Catawba College is partnering with Duke Energy on a yearlong energy management pilot program that is made possible by digital, smart grid technology.  Seven large buildings on the Catawba campus are equipped with digital smart meters that gather energy usage data for each building. The data is then transmitted back to Duke Energy through a wireless communications system and to members of the campus community and the public at large through a campus-metering page on the college website.  See real-time energy usage of the facility. These buildings represent approximately 50% of the electrical energy usage of the campus.  The facility of the Center for the Environment is one of the seven buildings in the smart grid test.