Elster and DVI deliver grid optimization with Callisto™ stackable answers

  Elster and DVI deliver grid optimization with Callisto™ stackable answers

PR Newswire

RALEIGH, N.C. and RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 25, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. and RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Elster
Solutions and DVI™, a Dominion Resources company, announced today that these
leading providers of Smart Grid solutions are delivering three patented
stackable answers for Elster's Callisto^TM grid performance system.

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Callisto has a stackable plug-and-play modularity, demonstrating an industry
breakthrough designed to help utilities reduce their risk, reduce the Total
Cost of Ownership (TCO) and achieve the exact functionality desired. The
monitoring and notification capabilities built into Callisto are designed for
the ease of operation that utilities will want for all of their day-to-day
activities.

In addition to the answers built into the Callisto base package, Elster
partners such as DVI are integrating incremental, best-of breed into the suite
of Callisto Stackable Answers^TM.

DVI's EDGE^® solution is designed to transform energy information into energy
conservation. The EDGE Planner stacks on Callisto at the Intelligence layer,
calculating circuit-by-circuit savings potential, checking for errors and
outliers, and enabling a continuous grid-improvement process.

The EDGE Manager and the EDGE Validator are pre-integrated at the Decision
layer of Callisto. The EDGE Manager automatically optimizes customer voltage
across the entire circuit without a detailed model, using customer voltage
data collected by Callisto's meter data collection (MDC) capability. The EDGE
Validator confirms energy savings, by measuring and tracking savings for each
circuit, independent of the optimization process. It replaces the traditional
'on-off" methods to allow savings to continue during verification.

"We are excited to be able to introduce the EDGE grid efficiency program to a
broad segment of utilities through our commitment to becoming significant
stackable answers on Callisto core platform," said John Radgowski, DVI
director-Product Development. "Dominion proved the value of voltage reduction
through its early pilot with Elster's AMI solutions. We are proud to continue
our successful association," he continued.

"DVI is the first of many partners to provide a stackable answer for Callisto.
By working together, we can assure utilities that they are getting the best
solutions in the industry," said Andrew Braun, Director of Strategic
Alliances, Elster. "By ensuring a focus on specific challenges, Callisto
delivers practical answers to specific problems."

Elster's Callisto grid performance system encourages utilities to apply
answers at a pace and time that suits them and their budgets. This approach
readily assures an attractive TCO, making for a better Return on Investment
(ROI) experience.

About Elster

With more 170 years of experience, Elster Solutions has built a reputation on
providing cutting-edge technologies to deliver world class products, systems
and services to utility clients worldwide. Elster Solutions has three main
areas of business – data analytics, electricity metering products, and Smart
Metering and Smart Grid system solutions for electricity, water and gas
utilities. Elster Solutions engineers fully interoperable smart metering and
data analytics products through custom-made options for utility customers and
award-winning end-to-end solutions for the Smart Grid with Callisto, a
multi-utility grid performance system (GPS) for water, gas and electricity
around the world.

For more information about Elster Solutions, please visit
www.stackableanswers.com and follow us on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/EnergyAxis.

About Dominion Voltage, Inc.

DVI is a leading provider of grid optimization technology providing solutions
for energy efficiency, demand response and volt/VAR control. DVI's patented
approach plans, manages and validates utilities' investments in grid
modernization while delivering significant energy savings to both utilities
and their customers. DVI was awarded recently a U.S. patent for its EDGE^®
technology. For more information about DVI, visit the website at
www.dvigridsolutions.com.

DVI is a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation's largest
producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,400
megawatts of generation. For more information about Dominion, visit the
company's website at www.dom.com.

SOURCE Elster

Website: http://www.elster.com
Contact: Joe Orlando, Elster Solutions, +1-919-745-4919,
Joe.orlando@us.elster.com
 
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