|Web portal deployed and operational||Quantity*||Description|
|Customers with access to web portal||2,717|
|Customers enrolled in web portal||1,548||The Tendril Vantage is a browser?based Internet portal that enables monitoring,management, and control of energy consumption on smart ZigBee enabled devices in the home. It will allow customers to view and manage household energy consumption, compare consumption to other households with similar demographics, and receive messages from NSTAR.|
|Customer systems installed and operational||Quantity*||Description||Cost|
|Communication networks and home area networks||N/A||Establishing a home area network (HAN) is critical to the success of this project. This will be achieved by installing an ERT bridge and Internet gateway in all participant homes. The number of customers with access to a HAN will be the same as the number with in?home displays and web portals.||N/A|
|In home displays||2,717||The display is a digital wireless device that shows real?time power demand, billing?period electricity consumption and cost, the current TOU electricity price or critical event status, and other related information. It will also serve as an additional communication channel for NSTAR to inform customers of critical events.||$427,928|
|Energy management device||0||Energy management devices (i.e., programmable controllable thermostats or direct load control switches) will be provided to select customers. The number of energy management devices deployed will equal the sum of direct load control switches deployed plus programmable controllable thermostats deployed.||N/A|
|Direct load control devices||2||Approximately half of pilot participants will receive either programmable controllable thermostats or direct load control devices. To date, 2 participants have received Direct Load Control Devices as part of this project.||$410|
|Programmable communicating thermostats||1,066||Approximately half of pilot participants will receive either programmable controllable thermostats or direct load control devices.||$159,900|
|Smart appliances||0||Smart appliances are not a part of this project.||$0|
|Customer system communication networks||Description|
|Network characteristics within customer premise||Establishing a home area network (HAN) is critical to the success of this project. This will be achieved by installing an ERT bridge and Internet gateway in all participant homes. The number of customers with access to a HAN will be the same as the number with in?home displays and web portals.|
|Pricing program||Customers with access||Customers enrolled||Description|
|Flat Rate||2,717||1,021||Customers in the Enhanced Information (also known as "Information Only") group will remain on their otherwise applicable rate schedule and continue taking service under a flat rate.|
|Flat rate with Peak Time Rebates||2,717||422||NSTAR will offer a critical peak rebate (CPR) overlaid on the standard applicable rate to a portion of the pilot participants, with a pre?established rebate amount awarded to customers who utilize automated thermostat controls or an automated AC load control switch to reduce load during critical peak events.|
|Time of Use rate with Critical Peak Pricing||2,717||1,274||NSTAR will offer a new time of use (TOU) rate with critical peak pricing (CPP) for events called by NSTAR to a portion of the pilot participants.|
* In some circumstances, costs are incurred before devices are installed resulting in a reported cost where the quantity is zero.
* All dollar figures are the total cost, which is the sum of the federal investment and cost share of the recipient (the recipient cost share must be at least 50% of the total overall project cost).
** In some cases the number of entities reporting is greater than the total number of projects funded by the Recovery Act because some projects have multiple sub-projects that report data. View list of sub-projects.