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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 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

Darcie Rayner
Associate Project Manager – Smart Grid/Communication Engineering
Eversource Energy

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Recipient: NSTAR Electric Company
HQ State: Massachusetts
Total Budget: $20,265,677
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

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