Entergy New Orleans, Inc. Smart Grid Project
Entergy New Orleans, Inc., located in New Orleans, Louisiana, will receive $5 million in funding to help make a smarter energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy selected Entergy as one of 100 companies selected nationwide to receive a federal stimulus grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Entergy New Orleans’ (ENO) Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Pilot program includes smart meters, in-home displays (IHDs), programmable communicating thermostats (PCTs), and Web portals for low-income customers. The pilot project evaluates customer acceptance and the impacts of peak time rebates, air-conditioning load controls, and enabling technologies on customer electricity usage and peak demands. ENO is working with local community outreach organizations to help solicit and enroll low-income customers in the pilot programs.
- 4,7000 Smart Meters
- AMI Communication Systems
- Enhanced Web Portal access for 3,500 customers
- 3,000 In-Home Displays
- 400 Programmable Communicating Thermostats
- Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers