El Paso Electric has placed an additional order for Nighthawk CEO700 remote power disconnect units as part of the ongoing automation program at the utility. El Paso Electric, which generates and distributes electricity through an interconnected system to approximately 351,000 customers in the Rio Grande Valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico, has become one of Nighthawk’s largest customers as a result of orders placed throughout 2006 and 2007.
El Paso Electric is realizing multiple benefits through the use of the CEO700. Cost savings are being generated by eliminating truck rolls normally associated with connecting and disconnecting customers. In addition, the units are being placed at locations with dangerous access points in an effort to reduce the risk of injury to field technicians.