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February 10, 2010 14:00 ET

77% of North American Utilities Polled Rank Distribution Automation as Top Smart Grid Application

GTM Research Releases The 2010 North American Utility Smart Grid Deployment Survey and Announces New Smart Grid Research Annual Subscription Service

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) - GTM Research, the market research arm of Greentech Media and industry leader in providing market, technology and economic analysis for the global renewable energy and electric power industries, today announced the availability of The 2010 North American Utility Smart Grid Deployment Survey, a comprehensive analysis of the trends emerging as utilities across the continent roll out smarter grids. The three primary deployment concerns are systems integration, data management solutions and electric vehicle integration, each receiving marks over 50% when asked where the biggest technology gaps exist (multiple selections were allowed).

"Many North American utility executives hold smart grid initiatives as a very high priority," said David J. Leeds, Smart Grid Analyst with GTM Research. "70% of survey respondents regard smart grid projects as either a strong priority or the highest priority relative to their overall business plans between now and 2015."

The 2010 North American Utility Smart Grid Deployment Survey draws on over 30 detailed smart grid deployment questions posed to decision makers at more than 50 North American utilities. The report provides critical insights about the near-term issues and longer-term plans for the developing smart grid market. The 58-page report, including more than 35 data graphics, accompanied with written analysis, provides information relating to:

-- AMI and smart meter deployment schedules
-- Priorities for building out a networked grid
-- Utility deployment concerns
-- Connecting smart grid networks to consumers
-- Primary applications and benefits of smarter grids
-- Plans for distribution automation and DMS (Distribution Management
   Systems)
-- The integration of renewables, storage and PHEVs
-- Policy and regulation
-- North American utilities' familiarity with smart grid
   product/service vendors

"The year 2010 is pivotal for the evolution of smarter grids, as it marks the time when the market will begin its transition from hype to reality," said Rick Thompson, President and Co-Founder of Greentech Media. "The future success and ultimate size of the opportunity in terms of market growth will be largely dependent on the events that unfold within the next 12-24 months."

In parallel to the release of The 2010 North American Utility Smart Grid Deployment Survey, GTM Research is also launching a new smart grid research annual subscription service. The subscription service includes eight smart grid market reports published over a twelve-month period, and dedicated time with GTM Research's smart grid analyst staff. All smart grid research reports published by GTM Research will be available to purchase as individual titles or as part of the annual subscription service.

For detailed information about The 2010 North American Utility Smart Grid Deployment Survey, priced at $995.00, visit http://www.gtmresearch.com/report/the-2010-north-american-utility-smart-grid-deployment-survey

For detailed information about GTM Research's new Smart Grid Research Annual Subscription Service, priced at $4,995.00, visit http://www.gtmresearch.com/report/smart-grid-market-research-subscription

About GTM Research and Greentech Media

GTM Research is the market research arm of Greentech Media, providing in-depth technology, economic and market analysis for the global renewable energy and electric power industries. Greentech Media is an integrated online media company designed to deliver the highest-quality content in the industry, whether it is news, research or critical networking events. Greentech Media is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., with operations in New York City, San Francisco and Munich. For more information, visit http://www.greentechmedia.com.

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