World's Largest Electricity Producer Standardizes on Ventyx Asset Management for Power Generation Operations in France

 World's Largest Electricity Producer Standardizes on Ventyx Asset Management
                  for Power Generation Operations in France

Electricite de France plans to expand deployment of Ventyx enterprise asset
management solution to ensure more reliable, efficient and safe generation of
power for millions of citizens

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, April 30, 2013

ATLANTA, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ventyx, an ABB company, today
announced that Electricite de France (EDF), the world's largest producer of
electricity, has signed an enterprise license agreement to expand its
deployment of Ventyx's enterprise asset management (EAM) solution across all
major power generation operations in France. The agreement allows EDF to
expand its current license from 4,700 users to an unlimited number – providing
a single software solution for all of its tens of thousands of maintenance
workers to help maximize the safety, reliability and efficient generation of

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Following an initial deployment at four nuclear sites and many of its hydro
and fossil stations in France, EDF will expand its Ventyx solution coverage
across all of the country's nuclear, fossil-fired and hydropower operations.
In total, the deployment will cover EDF's 59 nuclear reactors, 435 hydropower
plants and 15 fossil-fired power sites in France.

"With 28 million customers in France relying on our electricity to power their
homes, offices and factories, asset management is absolutely a
mission-critical part of our business," said Jean-Marc Herodin, Directeur
Technique SDIN Nuclear, EDF Group. "Expanding our Ventyx EAM solution will
underpin our commitment to ensuring not only worker and public safety, but
also the reliable and efficient generation of clean, sustainable energy. With
Ventyx, we have a true partner and trusted advisor helping us to achieve these
core business objectives."

"Already the world's biggest electricity producer, EDF is also one of the most
innovative utilities shaping the future of efficient, safe and reliable energy
production," said Daryl Rolley, executive vice president global sales, Ventyx.
"EDF's commitment reflects the power of our proven solutions in maintaining
some of the world's largest nuclear operations. Ventyx places enormous value
on the decision to further this successful partnership, and is committed to
supporting EDF in the continued delivery of cutting-edge energy solutions to
its customers."

Ventyx is the leading provider of asset management solutions to the power
generation industry. Currently, 98 percent of all nuclear stations in North
America use Ventyx solutions for asset management. And, more than 50 percent
of all nuclear power stations worldwide are maintained with the help of Ventyx
software. Like EDF, many of the leading energy suppliers around the world have
standardized on Ventyx EAM for managing their generation fleets, including
China National Nuclear Corporation, PPL Corporation and Progress Energy.

About Ventyx
Ventyx, an ABB company, is a world-leading supplier of Industrial Enterprise
Software for essential industries such as energy, mining and public
infrastructure. Ventyx solutions bridge the gap between information
technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT), enabling clients to make
faster, better-informed decisions in both daily operations and long-term
planning strategies. Some of the world's largest organizations rely on Ventyx
solutions to minimize risk, enhance operational and financial performance and
execute the right strategies for the future. For more details, see

Don't miss the Ventyx World 2013 customer conference, June 11-14, in San
Francisco. The conference is the first annual gathering of the global Ventyx
customer community to share best practices in asset-intensive industries for
minimizing risk, maximizing efficiency and driving bottom-line results. For
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Contact: Gary Frazier, Ventyx, an ABB company, +1 678.825.1452,; Neil Torres, Blanc & Otus, Desk: +1 415.856.5140,
Mobile: +1 415.948.6345,
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