February 02, 2010 16:33 ET

IEC Applauds Winners of 2010 GridVision Awards Today at Grid ComForum in Santa Clara

The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) Gave Tribute to Innovations by Organizations in the Area of Smart Grid at the Inaugural Grid ComForum

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) today announced the winners of the first GridVision Awards program celebrating outstanding contributions within the electronic power industry.

"The GridVision awards honor the services that represent significant advances towards the goals of a smarter, more efficient and more reliable electric power grid," commented IEC President John R. Janowiak. "The initial group of GridVision Award honorees have been chosen by a panel of industry experts as exemplifying the most innovative and effective applications of these technologies."

The 2010 GridVision winners include the following organizations:

       Itron: Itron has been actively seeking partners in the smart grid
       space, as well as participating in clean energy projects across the
       country. The company's smart meters with two-way communications
       built-in allow consumers granular control over their energy usage.

       Pacific Gas & Electric: PG&E has been a pioneer in the deployment of
       next-generation grid infrastructure. With its SmartMeter program, it
       has demonstrated continued commitment to the development of customer
       energy management.

       PECO: One of only six utilities in the country to receive major
       stimulus funding, PECO has pioneered new uses of its Advanced
       Metering Infrastructure data stream, creating significant impacts on
       operations and customer value of the AMI investment.

       Silver Spring Networks: Silver Spring's Smart Energy Platform
       customizable solution offers key support for smart grid deployment
       and is currently adopted within utilities that serve 20% of all US

       Verizon Wireless: Verizon Wireless has been aggressive in the smart
       grid space, looking to partner with utilities and exploring ways to
       include remote energy management through its IPTV or broadband
       packages. It is also testing energy management over its 4G long-term
       evolution network, promising to take higher-bandwidth services to
       even the most remote areas.

Attendees are invited to learn first-hand of the award-winning innovations tomorrow at Grid ComForum and may gain entrance to the event with any registration package available on site.

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