Photo Release -- Blue Pillar Enables Industry's First Digital Energy Network

Photo Release -- Blue Pillar Enables Industry's First Digital Energy Network

Company's Next-Generation Energy Management System Centralizes Command and
Control of Critical Power Infrastructure to Secure Operations and Unlock
Energy Savings

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- – Blue Pillar, a leading
developer of packaged software solutions that automate the management of
distributed energy resources, today announced the introduction of the world's
first Digital Energy Network based on the company's next-generation packaged
solution. As a turnkey "system of subsystems," a Blue Pillar Digital Energy
Network securely consolidates and centralizes the monitoring and management of
an organization's disparate energy assets. This best practices approach
enables any organization to lower its total cost of energy asset ownership,
improve regulatory and environmental compliance and increase levels of asset
reliability, business continuity, operational efficiency and cyber-security.

The Blue Pillar Digital Energy Network
 Blue Pillar's Digital Energy Network
 consists of Blue Pillar Enterprise
 Software that runs on a central server
 or in the cloud, and wired or
 wirelessly connected cyber-secure Asset
 Interface Microservers that attach at
 the circuit or controls of critical
 energy assets, such as generators,
 switchgear, automatic transfer
 switches, fuel systems, pumps,
 cogeneration, chillers, renewables and
 building automation systems.

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"The need for a Digital Energy Network exists in virtually any organization
looking to enhance revenues from existing legacy power assets," said Peter
Asmus, senior research analyst of energy with Pike Research. "That's because
today's status quo enterprise energy infrastructures typically lack remote
monitoring and control capabilities over critical energy assets, such as
diesel generators, automated transfer switches or co-generation systems.The
Digital Energy Network concept is bridging this significant gap, setting the
stage for growth in distributed energy resource platforms such as microgrids,
demand response and virtual power plants."

In the absence of a Digital Energy Network, organizations have had to contend
with the following problems with their backup power systems:

  *Service interruptions that disrupt business operations
  *Operational inefficiencies due to an absence of centralized asset
  *Unrealized financial returns from new demand response markets
  *Regulatory compliance exposure
  *Lack of real-time insight into energy asset readiness
  *Energy asset security risks

To overcome these challenges, a Blue Pillar Digital Energy Network adds a
cyber-secure layer of intelligence to an organization's energy assets and
connects them digitally with full remote command and control
capabilities.Each energy asset is networked into a system of subsystems that
are monitored and managed centrally in real-time.Blue Pillar's Digital Energy
Network is also designed to interface with other energy management systems,
including those for buildings, campuses and/or microgrids. This provides an
infrastructure-wide view into the performance of critical energy assets
resulting in real-time situational awareness down to the circuit level.

"Deploying Blue Pillar's Digital Energy Network for Tenet's energy fleet will
help us minimize our overall energy spend, streamline our day-to-day energy
management operations and make a meaningful contribution to the stability of
the power grid," said Ken Sutherland, Vice President of Engineering Services,
Construction and Design at Tenet Healthcare Corporation."Blue Pillar's
packaged software solution scales and each campus can be deployed quickly,
which gives Tenet a faster path to achieve savings."

Blue Pillar's Digital Energy Network

With Blue Pillar's next-generation energy management system, organizations can
perform a wide range of critical functions that include:

  *Visualization:real-time monitoring of energy assets from any web-enabled
    device with live surveillance feeds into individual assets
  *Dispatch:Secure, intelligent control of on-site energy capacity based on
    local load requirements, upstream grid-level instability or economic value
  *Testing/Compliance:remote initiation of emergency power supply system
    tests required by EPA, Joint Commission or corporate
    regulations.Automated reporting and archival creates operating history by
  *Emergency Management:perform 24/7 monitoring of system status, immediate
    notification of emergency events, post-emergency analysis
  *Real-Time Situational Awareness:determine at-a-glance status of all
    emergency power assets and quickly troubleshoot individual assets
  *Data Logging:support event, historical, archival and testing logs

Blue Pillar's Digital Energy Network consists of the next-generation Blue
Pillar Enterprise Software that runs on a central server or in the cloud, and
secure Asset Interface Microservers (AIMs) that connect the energy assets,
such as generators, switchgear, automatic transfer switches, fuel systems,
cogeneration and chillers.

The system is also comprised of the Blue Pillar Dashboard that provides
real-time situational views into the state and readiness of all energy
production and consumption equipment across all categories of energy assets.
In addition, the system features an Asset Library that creates a digital
representation of each energy asset in the Digital Energy Network.This
continually expanding library offers the industry's most comprehensive list of
makes, models and vintages of energy assets from hundreds of manufacturers
along with detailed wiring diagrams and work instructions to connect to AIMs.

About Blue Pillar

Founded in 2006, Blue Pillar enables organizations to consolidate and control
disparate energy assets through a Digital Energy Network that automates and
centralizes command and control over the generation and consumption of
power.Blue Pillar's packaged software solutions help customers rapidly
implement a turnkey system that minimizes overall energy spend, streamlines
day-to-day energy management operations and helps stabilize the power
grid.Backed by venture capitalists Claremont Creek Ventures, Arsenal Venture
Partners, OnPoint Technologies and Allos Ventures, Blue Pillar is
headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information, visit

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CONTACT: Kevin Gallagher
         Gallagher Group Communications
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