HAI has been selected for a partnership with Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW) to provide in home energy displays for MLGW’s Smart Grid Demonstration Project. HAI will provide 500 Home Area Network (HAN) devices to select MLGW customers.
HAI’s In-Home Display
Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and MLGW, the project provides homeowners with tools and training that assists with tracking electricity usage and opportunities for reducing costs. The HAI devices are being provided at no cost to the end-user thanks to a Smart Grid Investment Grant program.
All 1,000 Smart Grid Demonstration participants receive a smart meter installed at no charge, and 500 homes will receive HAI’s In-Home Energy Display (81A00-WHSH). Homeowners can view their exact bill to date, their projected monthly bill, and see the instantaneous demand plus energy trend of the past hour.
Graphs showcase usage and cost histories, so customers can see when they are spending the most money on electricity.
“HAI is excited to provide tools to customers so that they can manage their energy usage more effectively,” explained HAI director of SmartGrid Solutions, Thomas Pickral. “We are proud to be partnering with MLGW to show how Smart Grid technology can benefit everyone from the utility company to the average consumer.”
Enrollment began in November of 2010. Customers started receiving their In Home Displays January 1, 2011.
HAI previously announced that it had been selected for a partnership with Entergy New Orleans to provide nearly 5,000 Home Area Network (HAN) devices for demand response, energy display, and comfort control. This project specifically targets low-income housing and rental units, with enrollment beginning now and the official rollout on April 1, 2011.