Elster Electricity Completes Shipment of 220,000 Type AB Electromechanical Meters for Residential AMR Roll-Out at Dominion


Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A., August 1, 2006 - Elster Electricity, LLC announces that it has completed the shipment of 220,000 Type AB1R electromechanical meters with ERT modules to Dominion-one of the nation's largest producers of energy. This integrated solution allows Dominion to retrieve billing data from electric meters via radio frequency to a mobile AMR (automatic meter reading) data collection system.

Elster and Dominion spearheaded a comprehensive delivery and installation schedule that spanned from 2005 into 2006. Elster efficiently managed and met delivery deadlines for 38 large volume shipments to numerous locations, while responding to the emergency requirements of utilities in Hurricane Katrina-affected areas.

"We are proud of our long-standing alliance relationship with Dominion," stated Ronald B. Via, vice president of Elster Electricity. "Our Type AB electromechanical meter offers cost-efficiency and accuracy as well as long life and consistent service performance. We are delighted to have met Dominion's aggressive project schedule and short delivery window in order to keep the project on track."

About Dominion

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with an energy portfolio of about 28,100 megawatts of electric generation, about 6.3 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves and 7,800 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline. Dominion also operates the nation's largest underground natural gas storage system with more than 950 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in nine states. For more information, visit www.dom.com.

About Elster Electricity, LLC

Elster Electricity is a provider of advanced metering infrastructure solutions to help utilities improve revenue cycle services, customer service, delivery reliability, and workforce utilization.

Elster Electricity, LLC

Elster is located in Raleigh, North Carolina and is part of the world's largest multi-utility metering company for electricity, water, and gas metering. For more information, visit www.elsterelectricity.com.

Media Contact:

Gabrielle Puccio
Director, Corporate Communications
Elster Electricity, LLC
208 South Rogers Lane
Raleigh, NC 27610 USA
Tel: (919) 250-5413, Fax: (919) 250-5489
gabrielle.puccio@us.elster.com

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