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Siemens Smart Grid Debuts “Surgical” Demand Response System for Utilities



  Siemens Smart Grid Debuts “Surgical” Demand Response System for Utilities

 Technology allows for targeted demand reductions to help utilities increase
                         reliability and reduce cost

Business Wire

MINNETONKA, Minn. -- October 23, 2012

Siemens Smart Grid has introduced Demand Response Management System (DRMS)
Version 2.0, a technology that manages demand response programs more
effectively than traditional processes used by utilities. The new system is
one of the first to surgically target demand reductions via substation,
feeder, zip code or geographical location that allows utilities to reduce
power loads at critical sections of their distribution network. Siemens will
host an exclusive webinar on November 7^th highlighting the new technology.

Siemens DRMS 2.0 manages all aspects of demand response, optimizing features
and functionalities to allow for greater flexibility by being able to map
utility business processes into the demand response equation. The new
technology allows utilities to condition the load to meet system needs,
surgically curtailing specific loads within tailored demand response events to
achieve any number of operational or market objectives. Siemens DRMS
technology can take the stress off of an asset and reduce the load,
facilitating greater reliability and asset life throughout the grid. At the
same time, the application allows users to structure programs to maximize
energy market opportunities.

“This is one of the first demand response systems that can surgically pinpoint
a load overage or outage event, making it easier for utilities to distribute
reliable power while reducing lifecycle costs at their facilities,” said
Thierry Godart, president of Siemens Smart Grid Division in the U.S. “Siemens
is proud to offer a technology solution that will help ensure utilities have
more efficient and dependable systems for targeted, real-time demand event
monitoring while modernizing the grid to meet the country’s growing
electricity needs.”

This flexible platform has full reporting capabilities for event performance,
load analysis and calculation of billing determinants while helping to reduce
utility costs by automating the manual, cumbersome processes of demand
response, reducing maintenance and lifecycle costs, and allowing utilities to
generate additional revenue through transacting demand response load in the
marketplace.

Siemens DRMS 2.0 was released on October 1^st and is currently available to
utilities. Please visit www.usa.siemens.com/demandresponse for more
information and to sign-up for the November 7^th webinar on the offering.

About Siemens

Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, with approximately 87,000 employees
worldwide, offers sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their
infrastructures. Its offerings include complete traffic and transportation
systems, intelligent logistics, efficient energy supply, environmentally
compatible building technologies, modernization of the way power is
transmitted and distributed, and smart consumption of electricity. The sector
is comprised of the Rail Systems, Mobility and Logistics, Low and Medium
Voltage, Smart Grid and Building Technologies Divisions as well as Osram
Sylvania. For more information, visit
www.usa.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities.

The Siemens Smart Grid Division supplies products and solutions for
intelligent and flexible electrical network infrastructures. To meet growing
energy needs, the networks of today and tomorrow must integrate all forms of
power generation and ensure bi-directional energy and communication flows.
Intelligent networks help make it possible to generate and use power
efficiently and on demand. They contribute to the electrification of railroads
and also supply industrial enterprises, infrastructure elements and entire
cities with electricity. For more information, visit
www.usa.siemens.com/smartgrid

Contact:

Siemens
Annie Seiple, 202-316-0219
annie.seiple@siemens.com
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