SOURCE: Telkonet


February 16, 2010 08:30 ET

Telkonet's CEO Honored as a Greater Washington Area Smart100 CEO

Tienor Named to Smart CEO Magazine's List, Reflecting Leadership, Strategic Vision and Character

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - Telkonet, Inc. (OTCBB: TKOI), a leading Clean Technology company focusing on proprietary energy management and SmartGrid networking technology, today announced that its President and CEO, Jason Tienor, has been named one of SmartCEO magazine's 2010 Smart100 CEOs in the Greater Washington area. This exclusive group of the region's top executives, selected by an independent selection committee, was chosen on the basis of their leadership qualities, strategic vision and character, in addition to their clear ability to grow their organizations.

Each Smart100 CEO will be profiled in the 100-plus-page annual Smart100 Book, which SmartCEO will publish as its 13th issue in May. The Smart100 will also be listed on SmartCEO's website, The Smart100 companies represent a variety of industries including government contracting, information technology, consulting, travel services, financial services and video production.

"No other publication in the Greater Washington area has produced a publication of this magnitude with such high-caliber CEOs. The Smart100 CEOs have incredible business minds and have successfully grown their companies to be the best in Washington," says Washington SmartCEO publisher Jaime Park.

"It is an honor to be included in the Smart100 CEO list, and clearly reinforces our success in delivering innovative, eco-friendly Clean Technology solutions that help companies decrease their energy consumption and contribute to a cleaner environment," said Jason Tienor, President and CEO of Telkonet. "This follows Telkonet's recent listing as a 2010 EcoCEO Award finalist in the Innovator category, where SmartCEO magazine recognizes environmental excellence in business. This is a clear recognition of how our new generation of energy management and SmartGrid products is enabling businesses, utilities and their residential customers to monitor and control their energy consumption."

About Washington SmartCEO Magazine

Washington SmartCEO magazine is a regional "growing company" publication. SmartCEO believes that a "growing company" is really determined by the spirit, drive and dynamics of a company's owners and managers, rather than by the size of its building, the number of its employees, or its sales volume. Each month, a variety of businesses in the greater Washington and greater Baltimore areas turn to the pages of SmartCEO for features, case-study advice and trend analysis, all with a uniquely local flavor. SmartCEO is read by more than 34,000 business owners in Baltimore and Washington.

About Telkonet

Telkonet is one of the market-leading Clean Technology companies providing integrated, centrally-managed energy management and SmartGrid networking solutions to the emerging $50 billion SmartGrid and Energy Efficiency markets. As a provider of "negawatts," Telkonet's products improve energy consumption and reduce the demand for new energy generation. Telkonet is one of the top three occupancy-based energy management control providers in each of the hospitality, commercial, military, healthcare and education markets. The Company's in-room energy management systems are lowering heating and cooling costs in over 180,000 rooms and are an integral part of various utilities' green energy efficiency and rebate programs.

Primarily targeting SmartGrid and utility applications, Telkonet's patented powerline communications (PLC) platform delivers cost-effective, robust networking, with real-time online monitoring and maintenance capabilities, increasing the reliability and energy efficiency across the entire utility grid.

All company, brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

Statements included in this release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties such as competitive factors, technological development, market demand and the Company's ability to obtain new contracts and accurately estimate net revenue due to variability in size, scope and duration of projects, and internal issues in the sponsoring client. Further information on potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results, can be found in the Company's Registration Statement and in its Reports on Forms 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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