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NSTAR Electric Company

Grid Self-Healing and Efficiency Expansion

Abstract

The NSTAR Electric Company (NSTAR) Grid Self-Healing and Efficiency Expansion project involved deployment of two-way communications infrastructure and distribution automation (DA) equipment on 400 circuits. New switches, sectionalizers, reclosers, and condition monitors were installed to enable automatic detection and isolation of power outages, followed by rapid restoration of functional portions of the circuits.

Contact Information

Amin Jessa
Director, Distribution Engineering
Eversource Energy
Amin.Jessa@eversource.com

Darcie Rayner
Associate Project Manager – Smart Grid/Communication Engineering
Eversource Energy
Darcie.Rayner@eversource.com

Recipient Team Project Website: www.eversource.com

At-A-Glance
Recipient: NSTAR Electric Company (Grid Self-Healing and Efficiency Expansion)
HQ State: Massachusetts
NERC Region: NPCC
Total Budget: $20,265,677
Federal Share: $10,061,883
 
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Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures, Distribution, and Line Losses