Technology from Emerson to Help Manage Clean Energy in California

  Technology from Emerson to Help Manage Clean Energy in California

  Ovation™ system enables EDF Renewable Energy to optimize flow of power to
                               electrical grid

Business Wire

PITTSBURGH -- December 10, 2012

Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), has been
selected to provide its Ovation™ control and optimization technology for two
renewable energy projects being developed by EDF Renewable Energy, the U.S.
unit of French energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles. The contract was awarded
by global engineering, project management, and construction company Bechtel.

The 110-megawatt (MW) Catalina Solar and 140-MW Pacific Wind projects are
located in Kern County, California.

Emerson’s Ovation system will play a key role in adjusting electrical output
as directed by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) – a task
that is becoming more important as renewable energy sources provide an
increasing share of electricity to the grid. For example, if CAISO needs to
curtail the output of the coordinated operation to maintain grid stability,
the Ovation system will calculate the most economical way to achieve the new
megawatt target.

“Utility-scale production of renewable energy brings unique challenges,” said
Steve Sonnenberg, president, Emerson Process Management. “Experience has shown
us how to help our customers meet those challenges so they can maximize return
on their investments. We welcome the opportunity to put our technology and
expertise to work for EDF Renewable Energy.”

About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management (, an Emerson business, is a
leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and
distribution in the power, water and wastewater treatment, chemical, oil and
gas, refining, pulp and paper, mining and metals, food and beverage, life
sciences and other industries. Emerson brands include PlantWeb™, Ovation™,
Scenario™, SmartProcess™, SureService™, Syncade™, DeltaV™, Fisher^®, Micro
Motion^®, Rosemount^®, Daniel^™, and AMS Suite.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in
bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions
for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the
world. The company is comprised of five business segments:Process Management,
Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial &
Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more
information, visit


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