ABB will deploy its advanced Volt/Var Optimization (VVO) application at Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E), which serves more than 777,000 customers in a service territory spanning 30,000 sq miles (77,700 sq km) in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. The VVO application is one of the technologies that will be implemented as part of OG&E's Positive Energy Smart Grid Program.

OG&E embarked on the smart grid program in 2008 to improve energy efficiency and reliability in a cost-effective manner in partnership with its customers. The first step was testing of a small-scale deployment of smart meters in northwest Oklahoma City. The next step in 2010 is to study a larger deployment of smart meters as well as VVO home area networks and other technologies in Norman, Oklahoma.

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