SUBNET Solutions Inc.

SUBNET Solutions Inc.
Snohomish County Public District Utility (PUD)

July 14, 2009 09:01 ET

Washington's Snohomish County PUD Selects SUBNET for Substation Upgrade

Secure, remote access to substation devices helping to make PUD a smarter utility

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2009) - SUBNET Solutions Inc. (SUBNET) announced today that Snohomish County Public District Utility (PUD) has awarded SUBNET a contract to upgrade its electrical substations.

The PUD is the 12th largest public utility in the U.S. and currently serves over 318,000 consumers of electricity.

In an effort to maintain a reliable source of service for customers, the PUD has embarked on a dual purpose project; first, to replace old substation equipment nearing the end of its useful life cycle, and second to take advantage of available "Smart Grid" technologies.

SUBNET's SubstationSERVER.NET(TM) software application will be installed in PUD substations to manage local devices. Once configured, authorized personnel can securely and remotely configure and maintain substation equipment.

"We needed a solution that has been proven in the field", says Mark Oens, System Protection Engineer with PUD. "SUBNET's flagship product will enable us to access non-operational data for analysis, which is something we have not been able to do in the past."

"At SUBNET, we are able to provide the utility with the best of both worlds", says Chi Ton-Nu, Systems Engineer with SUBNET. "The PUD can take advantage of Smart Grid technology available now and in the future without stranding any of the working legacy equipment in operation today. The solution will enable the utility complete freedom to evolve as needs change."

The project is slated to begin in the third quarter 2009.

About Snohomish PUD

Snohomish County PUD serves one of the fastest growing counties in the Pacific Northwest, delivering electricity to more than 318,000 customers and water to nearly 20,000 customers. It's currently the second largest public utility in the Pacific Northwest and the 12th largest in the United States. It plans to address continued growth, first and foremost, by pursuing all cost-effective conservation. With a network of nearly 6,000 miles of lines, the PUD's electric distribution system encompasses an area of 2,200 square miles.

About SUBNET

SUBNET Solutions Inc. is a global software solutions provider for electric utilities that focuses on Making Substations More Intelligent(R). Founded in 1992, SUBNET is an industry leader providing intelligent solutions that securely connect real time electric utility field information with utility business systems to enable Smart Grid solutions. Over 200 utilities worldwide rely on SUBNET software to safely manage and monitor thousands of substations. Visit http://www.subnetsolutions.com for more information.

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