T&D World Magazine

Nighthawk Systems Announces Initial Order to New York Electric Utility

Nighthawk Systems, Inc. has received an initial order from Central Hudson Gas & Electric for its CEO700 wireless disconnect units. The order was placed after the successful completion of tests of the Nighthawk units, inclusive of customized firmware, which began in the fall of 2007. Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation serves approximately 371,000 customers in eight counties of New York State’s Mid-Hudson River Valley, and delivers natural gas and electricity to a 2600-square-mile service territory that extends north from the suburbs of metropolitan New York City to the Capital District at Albany. This initial order is expected to be shipped during the current quarter.

The CEO700 gives electric utilities the ability to wirelessly disconnect and reconnect power to residential electric meters from a centralized location, improving customer service response times and saving the utility significant time and money over the traditional manual disconnect method that requires multiple truck rolls and field personnel.

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