Siemens and BPL Global Team-up for Comprehensive Smart Grid Solutions


ORLANDO, FL and PITTSBURGH, PA Siemens Energy, Inc. and BPL Global® (BPLG) are expanding their relationship in North America to provide the most comprehensive Smart Grid portfolio in the industry. Siemens is currently an investor in BPLG and a co‐marketer of its transformer monitors, and now Siemens will team with BPLG to integrate and resell BPLG load management and distributed energy resource management solutions. Siemens and BPLG will integrate BPLG Smart Grid solutions with Siemens' distribution automation applications, including its distribution management system (DMS), SCADA and substation automation solutions.

"Expanding our strategic relationship with Siemens as an investor and partner provides a comprehensive Smart Grid solution for electric utilities," said Keith Schaefer, CEO of BPL Global. "This is essential to meet the step‐change in market demand catalyzed by ARRA funding. Combining the unparalleled market presence and solution breadth of Siemens and leading Smart Grid solutions from BPLG positions both companies to better serve our customers."

BPLG develops and deploys transformational Smart Grid solutions to modernize electric grids worldwide addressing applications across the grid from the substation to customer premises. BPLG's demand management solution integrates software, hardware and services that enable the utility to directly manage non‐critical load for operational and market monetization needs. The solution provides electric utilities with direct control of dispatchable load with predictable and verifiable management of individual loads. BPLG is uniquely positioned as a first mover in integrating management of distributed energy resources, including renewable generation, distributed generation, energy storage and load into a single, controllable system. Collaborative management of these diverse assets allows electric utilities to optimize reliability, efficiency, economic and environmental goals.

Siemens has Smart Grid solutions along the entire energy conversion chain from planning and consulting to the products and services required to enable the grid to operate intelligently. And Siemens also incorporates solutions for commercial and industrial applications as well as smart homes, including building automation, IT systems integration, advanced lighting technology and energy efficient appliances, for a comprehensive Smart Grid solution.

"Working with innovative partners like BPLG allows Siemens to strengthen our Smart Grid solutions, a portfolio unmatched by any supplier in the industry," said Mike Edmonds, vice president, Energy Automation, Siemens Energy, Inc. "Power SG Smart Grid solutions from BPLG enable Siemens to provide direct load management and distributed energy resource management integrated with our distribution automation solutions. This link will enable utilities to add controllable demand management to their smart grid deployments, creating enhanced value for distribution network operations."

Through the expanded relationship, Siemens and BPLG have increased capabilities to connect utilities and their customers and integrate intelligence throughout the distribution grid, improving grid reliability and efficiency, as well as reducing the environmental impact.

About Siemens

The Siemens Energy Sector is the world's leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2009 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR25.8 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR30 billion and posted a profit of EUR3.3 billion. On September 30, 2009, the Energy Sector had a work force of approximately 85,100. Further information is available at: http://www.siemens.com/energy.

About BPL Global

BPL Global, Ltd. (BPLG) is a smart grid technology company dedicated to leading the transformation of energy efficiency and reliability. The company provides software solutions and services to electric utilities and energy service companies enabling an intelligent grid to more efficiently manage demand, integrate distributed energy resources, improve service reliability, and optimize cost and capital productivity. BPL Global partners with local utilities, Internet service providers, equipment suppliers and financiers to create end‐to‐end solutions integrating the best in software, communications, hardware and managed services to aggressively deploy smart grid solutions around the world. Part of the clean technology sector of the electric utility industry, our applications provide the critical foundation for a coordinated, intelligent grid to deliver energy more efficiently and reliably for a greener environment. www.bplglobal.net

Siemens Contact:

Monika Wood

407‐736‐4197

monika.wood@siemens.com

BPL Global Contact:

Thorne King

724‐933‐7704

tking@bplglobal.net

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