February 2nd, 2011
HAI Smart Grid Solutions, the leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, announced today that they have 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.
Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and MLGW, homeowners receive tools and training that assists with tracking electricity usage and assists with 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 exact bill to date, 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.
About HAI (www.homeauto.com): HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) is a privately held manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use based in New Orleans, LA. Incorporated in 1985, HAI has developed a full line of award-winning automation products, including demand response and energy awareness equipment for the utility industry. HAI’s Smart Grid Solutions products are available to consumers through select utilities.