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NSTAR Electric Company

Grid Self-Healing and Efficiency Expansion


The NSTAR Electric Company (NSTAR) Grid Self-Healing and Efficiency Expansion project involves the installation of significant new equipment for automation and management of the distribution grid. A network of new and existing switches, monitors, and reclosers are installed on selected circuits to provide the grid with the capability to automatically isolate grid power disturbances and to rapidly restore functional portions of circuits. New automated distribution equipment is also being deployed by the utility as a means to better manage power fluctuations on the grid, thus improving power factor and system energy efficiency.

Contact Information

Pascal Pernigotto
Smart Grid Project Manager
NSTAR Electric

Aliaa El-Hadidy
Smart Grid Associate Project Manager
NSTAR Electric

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Recipient: NSTAR Electric Company (Grid Self-Healing and Efficiency Expansion)
HQ State: Massachusetts
Total Budget: $20,123,766
Federal Share: $10,061,883
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Targeted Benefits:
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures, Distribution, and Line Losses