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GRIDiant and Baltimore Gas and Electric Establish Joint Technology Agreement on Industry's First 'Off-the-Shelf' Fault Circuit



GRIDiant and Baltimore Gas and Electric Establish Joint Technology Agreement
on Industry's First 'Off-the-Shelf' Fault Circuit Indicator Software

New GRIDplan FCI Software Helps Utilities Identify Circuit Faults More
Quickly, Potentially Improving Smart Grid Reliability

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GRIDiant Corporation, a
leading providing of Advanced Grid Management (AGM) software applications for
electric utilities, and Baltimore Gas and Electric, Maryland's largest gas and
electric utility, today announced a joint technology agreement to
commercialize a new software application that could improve the reliability of
smart grid and lower distribution line crew costs for utilities. The new
GRIDplan Fault Circuit Indicator (FCI) software, which will be sold and
marketed by GRIDiant, will assist utilities in determining the optimal
placement of fault circuit sensing devices, reducing the time it takes a line
crew to locate a fault. As a result, the duration of potential power outages
could be reduced.   

The partnership leverages a patent pending methodology and algorithm developed
and piloted by BGE as well as GRIDiant's GRIDfast™ patented optimization
engine.  It also capitalizes on GRIDiant's 10-year history in the development,
testing, and commercialization of advanced distribution network optimization
applications to deliver the industry's first commercial FCI software.
 GRIDplan FCI will soon be available to other utilities interested in
maximizing the benefits of their FCI deployments as well as FCI vendors
wanting to provide enhanced value to their customers.   

"We were very encouraged by the savings realized during our pilot project
using GRIDplan's FCI prototype," said Paul Frey, manager of BGE's Smart Grid
Distribution System Pilot. "With these planning and analysis capabilities, our
combined technologies will enable us to continue to improve the reliability of
our network."

"Our partnership with BGE will help the Smart Grid industry take a big step
forward in improving the reliability of distributed power through much better
fault detection and faster problem resolution," said Andy Colman, CEO of
GRIDiant. "The commercial availability of GRIDplan FCI leverages the extensive
knowledge of our power analytics software team, our patented GRIDfast engine
and BGE's proven methodology to optimize the placement of fault circuit
indicators throughout their distribution system.  We are excited to partner
with BGE in order to bring the GRIDplan FCI application to market."

About GRIDiant

GRIDiant provides the Advanced Grid Management (AGM™) suite of simulation,
analytics, optimization, and display software, comprising a unique platform of
applications for electric power networks driven by its patented GRIDfast™
engine. Developed and validated over 10 years, GRIDiant AGM allows electric
utilities to optimize in real-time the operations and planning of
transmission, distribution, and combined T&D networks, and to see the analytic
results displayed graphically and geospatially on state-of-the art,
interactive UIs. GRIDiant AGM allows electric utilities to leverage data from
GIS, SCADA, OMS, AMI, and DTM systems and equipment to realize savings through
improved reliability, reduced line losses, heightened operating efficiency,
increased asset utilization and enhanced demand response.

For more information see www.gridiantcorp.com.

About BGE

BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest gas and electric
utility, delivering power to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more
than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company's
approximately 3,400 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery
of gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation,
environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of
Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy
provider with approximately $33 billion in annual revenues. Like us on
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CONTACT: Kevin Gallagher
         Gallagher Group Communications
         510.599.0416
         kevin@gg-comm.com
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