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January 31, 2013 - Connected Energy® Grid Management Pilot Package helps electric utilities implement distribution grid monitoring. Multi-vendor distribution line sensors and software suite allow continuous monitoring of distribution circuits, delivering information on grid conditions downstream of substation. Flexible rules engine captures and executes utility-defined business rules over data flowing in from distribution grid line sensors, ensuring most significant information is conveyed to operators.

BPL Global Launches Grid Management Pilot Package

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BPL Global, Ltd
Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA, 16066

Press release date: January 24, 2013

--- High-Definition Condition-Monitoring of the Distribution Grid ---

PITTSBURGH -- BPL Global®, Ltd. (BPLG), a smart grid technology company, announced today the launch of its Grid Management Pilot Package providing electric utilities a rapid, cost effective path to implement distribution grid monitoring. The combination of BPLG's state-of-the-art software suite integrated with industry leading, multi-vendor distribution line sensors provides utilities continuous monitoring of distribution circuits, delivering valuable information on grid conditions downstream of the substation.

Downstream power metrics can be used for a variety of operational needs such as restoring service more quickly by identifying and locating line faults, improving Volt/VAR control, optimizing voltage for CVR energy savings, measuring power metrics at renewables interconnects and protecting assets on congested circuits. Deployed on circuits where utilities have the greatest opportunity to create value, BPLG's Connected Energy® Grid Management Pilot Package quickly delivers the operational insight needed by distribution grid operators.

"Our package enables the quick deployment of both line monitoring hardware and system software to provide power metrics and fault information that utilities can use to improve reliability and efficiency," said Mark Rupnik, EVP and GM Distribution Solutions of BPLG. "Our solution is designed to provide actionable information so that utilities can improve distribution grid operations and generate a solid return on their investment."

Connected Energy® Grid Management is a turnkey software, sensor and communications solution. The power of the solution is in a flexible rules engine that captures and executes utility-defined business rules over the high volume of data flowing in from distribution grid line sensors. The rules ensure that the most significant and relevant information is conveyed to the grid operators in a timely manner allowing operations personnel to quickly assess and respond to grid conditions. The solution is communications and line sensor vendor neutral and BPLG has already integrated industry leading communications and line sensors into our state-of-the-art solution.

Grid Management is part of the Connected Energy® suite of smart grid solutions including Demand Management, DER Management, Substation Automation and Transformer Monitoring. BPLG solutions can be combined to offer broader capabilities for advanced distribution automation and leveraged for a higher return on investment.

For more information on the Connected Energy® Grid Management solution and pilot package, please contact BPL Global - call 888-225-2508, e-mail or see a demonstration at the Distributech Conference in San Diego, CA from January 29( )through 31, 2013.

About BPL Global
BPL Global® (BPLG) provides electric utilities with a suite of smart grid solutions for advanced distribution automation from substations through customer premises. Our solutions collaborate across the grid, helping utilities increase efficiency and reliability to improve their financial, operational and environmental performance. BPLG combines our experience in applying smart grid solutions with our market-leading technology to successfully serve leading utilities around the world.

CONTACT: Thorne King, +1-724-933-7704,
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