Siemens and BPLG expands their relationship for Comprehensive Smart Grid Solutions

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 soutions. 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
eectric 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 position
both companies to better serve our customers.”

BPLG develops and deploys transformational Smart Grid
solutions to modernize electric grids worldwide addressing applications
aross 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 o 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
servces 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 manageent 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 th distribution grid, improving grid
reliability and efficiency, as well as reducing the environmental


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