T&D World Magazine

Nighthawk Receives Order from Central Vermont Public Service

Nighthawk Systems, Inc. has received an order from Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS) for 200 additional remote control devices to be used in its load control program. The Nighthawk controls will be installed at customer premises and will allow CVPS to control water heaters during periods of peak demand.

In thousands of residences in the Northeast, the electrical circuit for hot water heaters is directed through a separate utility meter co-located with the main house meter. Antiquated systems using pre-set time clocks installed on the water heater have been used for decades to control loads during peak hours. Several years ago, Nighthawk designed the intelligent CEO-30 wireless remote disconnect that is installed quickly and easily at the external meter, eliminating any premise wiring. In contrast to cumbersome pre-set time clocks, the CEO-30 allows a utility to control loads on demand at the appropriate times.

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