HAI Partners with Entergy New Orleans, Inc. to Facilitate SmartView Energy Management Program

,400 homes will receive HAI's In-Home Energy Display (81A00-WHSH) and 400 homes will receive HAI's Omnistat2 programmable communicating thermostats (RC-2000WHSH).


Greg Rhoades
Associate Director of Marketing, HAI
4330 Michoud Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70129
Phone: (504) 736 -9810 x 233
Fax: (504) 253 -2955
Email: greg.rhoades@homeauto.com
New Orleans, LA - February 1st, 2011

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HAI Partners with Entergy New Orleans, Inc. to Facilitate SmartView Energy Management Program

HAI products will be demonstrated in booth #745 at Distributech, held in San Diego on February 1 -3, 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 Entergy New Orleans to facilitate the SmartView Energy Management program. HAI will provide nearly 5,000 Home Area Network (HAN) devices for demand response, energy display, and comfort control.

Co -sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and Entergy New Orleans, Inc., homeowners receive tools and training from Entergy utility company that assists with tracking electricity usage, assists with reducing costs, and in some cases, provides for credits on electrical bills. The HAI devices are being provided at no cost to the end -user thanks to a Smart Grid Investment Grant program.

All 7,000 participants receive a smart meter installed at no charge. 4,400 homes will receive HAI's In -Home Energy Display (81A00 -WHSH) and 400 homes will receive HAI's Omnistat2 programmable communicating thermostats (RC -2000WHSH). On both devices, 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. Additionally, the Omnistat2 functions with a 7 day programmable schedule. This automatically can save energy and money when no one is home. The program also includes an end -user website where the information may be accessed any time inside or outside the home.

The program is open to both low -income homeowners and renting tenants. Qualifying restrictions in this program are based on the number of people living in the home and the total household annual income. Those who meet these requirements will be selected on a first come, first served basis. The low -income aspect of this program makes it one of the first of its kind in the world to be deployed on this scale. Homeowners can view precise and real -time energy data, enabling them to make smarter choices and save money.

"HAI has several utility programs in North America with over 20,000 Smart Grid products in homes today, but there's nothing better than partnering with the top energy provider in our hometown", explained HAI Director of SmartGrid Solutions, Thomas Pickral. "We are proud to be partnering with Entergy of New Orleans to help the people in our community who need it most to save money on their electric bill."

Enrollment begins now and the official rollout is April 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.

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