Data reported by:

NSTAR Electric Company

Grid Self-Healing and Efficiency Expansion
Recipient information Input
Total number of customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 1,138,112
Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 985,885
Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 148,356
Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project 3,871
Total number of distribution circuits within utility service territory 1,960
Total number of distribution substations 194
Portion of distribution system with SCADA prior to SGIG/SGD program
Portion of distribution system with distribution automation (DA) prior to SGIG/SGD program
Electric distribution system % Description
Portion of distribution system with SCADA due to SGIG/SGD program 81.62% NSTAR will report this metric as the percent of feeders in the project and in...
Portion of distribution system with DA due to SGIG/SGD program 0.00% This metric will track and report the project and system percentages for the number...
DA devices installed and operational Quantity* Description Cost
Automated feeder switches 360 This includes ASUs, VFIs, RTUs, Reclosers and PME-9 switches. These device installations can be remotely controlled through two-way communication radios, which allows dispatchers to switch main line circuits and restore the greatest number of customers pos... $14,269,782
Automated capacitors 109 $1,273,746
Automated regulators
Feeder monitors 360 $0
Remote fault indicators 360
Transformer monitors (line)
Smart relays
Fault current limiter
Other devices 100 $321,006
SCADA and DA communications network Cost
Communications equipment and SCADA $4,259,232
Distribution management systems integration Integrated Description
Outage management system
Distributed energy resource interface
Distribution automation features / functionality Function enabled Description
Fault location, isolation and service restoration (FLISR) Yes The automated feeder switches are expected to enable and improve FLISR capabilities....
Voltage optimization Yes The dispatchable capacitor bank aspect of the project is expected to allow further...
Feeder peak load management Yes Feeder load will be managed by transferring load to adjacent feeders in cases...
Other functions

* 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.