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Hometown Connections and PowerSecure Form Alliance to Offer Public Power Utilities Backup and Peak Shaving Distributed



  Hometown Connections and PowerSecure Form Alliance to Offer Public Power
  Utilities Backup and Peak Shaving Distributed Generation, Solar Power, LED
  Lighting

Will team with public power utilities to provide distributed generation, solar
       power, outdoor LED lighting to commercial & industrial customers

Business Wire

EVERGREEN, Colo. & WAKE FOREST, N.C. -- September 23, 2013

To help public power systems provide standby power generation for use during
outages and during costly periods of peak demand, and to deliver energy and
maintenance savings from outdoor LED lighting to their commercial and
industrial customers, Hometown Connections will market distributed generation,
solar power and lighting solutions from PowerSecure International, Inc. (NYSE:
POWR), the two companies announced today.

Hometown Connections is the utility services subsidiary of the American Public
Power Association (APPA). APPA member organizations will receive a discount on
all PowerSecure services and solutions. PowerSecure partners with municipal
electric systems to offer customers true turn-key engineered-to-order backup
power systems (stationary or mobile) which integrate a peak-shaving energy
efficiency capability and provide critical power protection to many vital
industries, hospitals and military facilities. PowerSecure also designs and
installs solar energy systems which use photovoltaic panels to generate power
without moving parts or fuel, and has energy efficient LED parking lot, street
and area lighting solutions for utilities, municipalities and local
businesses.

“We are thrilled to join with Hometown Connections to expand our service to
public power utilities,” said Sidney Hinton, chief executive officer,
PowerSecure. “Our distributed generation solutions provide on-site standby
power and peak shaving capabilities to support utilities and their commercial,
institutional and industrial customers. Our public power utility partners and
their large customers benefit from our system’s highly dependable backup power
supply during outages, and more efficient, environmentally friendly source of
power during high cost periods of peak power demand. And our LED area light
has been specifically engineered for public power customers to reduce
maintenance and operating costs, while delivering a superior quality of
light.”

PowerSecure tracks the status of more than 1,300 distributed generation
systems across the country every minute of every day from its command centers
in North Carolina and Georgia for its utility partners and their commercial
and industrial customers. PowerSecure also actively monitors load profiles and
pricing in real time, and remotely activates units during peak demand periods.
The system can utilize a variety of fuel sources, including diesel, natural
gas, landfill gas and others as customers require.

“We chose PowerSecure as our official distributed generation and LED lighting
provider because the company offers advanced technology and round-the-clock
support to customers in partnership with utilities,” said Tim L. Blodgett,
president and chief executive officer, Hometown Connections. “Public power’s
large customers want access to distributed generation and new lighting
technologies, and they trust their municipal utility as a community resource.
We are pleased to engage the team of expert professionals from PowerSecure
because they are dedicated to working hand-in-hand with APPA member utilities
to meet the needs of their customers and never in competition with them.”

PowerSecure’s Proven Success Serving Public Power Customers

“ElectriCities of North Carolina has endorsed PowerSecure as a trusted
provider of distributed generation and other products since 2001. Our utility
members have completed hundreds of distributed generation projects with
PowerSecure, saving their large customers millions of dollars in electricity
demand costs. We are impressed with how well PowerSecure partners with the
utility, always willing to work with the utility to offer solutions to a
customer. This truly has been a win-win-win situation. The customer lowers
their electric costs and has emergency generation available, the utility keeps
customer rates competitive and the demand costs low, and ElectriCities
maintains wholesale power costs at a reasonable level while providing a
value-added service to the membership. I recommend the PowerSecure solution to
all of my colleagues in public power. With its headquarters in Wake Forest,
one of the public power communities in North Carolina, we are proud to welcome
PowerSecure as Hometown Connections’ newest partner,” said Graham Edwards,
chief executive officer, ElectriCities of North Carolina.

About Hometown Connections International

Hometown Connections is the utility services subsidiary of the American Public
Power Association (APPA). Hometown Connections offers public power utilities
advice and access to quality products/services from a trusted entity with
public power’s best interests in mind. Hometown Connections is a resource to
APPA members large and small, providing discounted pricing on technology,
services, and other solutions from industry-leading companies. The products
and services offered through Hometown Connections include the full range of
smart grid solutions, as well as financial and organizational management tools
and consulting. For details, see www.hometownconnections.com.

About PowerSecure

PowerSecure International, Inc. is a leading provider of utility and energy
technologies to electric utilities, and their industrial, institutional and
commercial customers. PowerSecure provides products and services in the areas
of Interactive Distributed Generation ^® (IDG^®), energy efficiency and
utility infrastructure. The company is a pioneer in developing IDG^® power
systems with sophisticated smart grid capabilities, including the ability to
1) forecast electricity demand and electronically deploy the systems to
deliver more efficient, and environmentally friendly, power at peak power
times, 2) provide utilities with dedicated electric power generation capacity
to utilize for demand response purposes and 3) provide customers with the most
dependable standby power in the industry. Its proprietary distributed
generation system designs utilize a range of technologies to deliver power,
including renewables. The company’s energy efficiency business develops energy
efficient lighting technologies that improve the quality of light, including
its proprietary LED lighting products for area/street lighting for
utilities/municipalities and grocery, drug and convenience stores. PowerSecure
also provides electric utilities with transmission and distribution
infrastructure maintenance and construction services, and engineering and
regulatory consulting services. Additional information is available at
www.powersecure.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are all statements
other than statements of historical facts, including but not limited to
statements concerning the outlook for the company's future revenues, earnings,
margins, cash resources and cash flow and other financial and operating
information and data; the company's future business operations, strategies and
prospects; the company’s cost reduction plan; and all other statements
concerning the plans, intentions, expectations, projections, hopes, beliefs,
objectives, goals and strategies of management, including statements about
other future financial and non-financial items, performance or events and
about present and future products, services, technologies and businesses; and
statements of assumptions underlying the foregoing.

Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or events
and are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and
other factors that are difficult to predict and could cause actual results to
differ materially from those expressed, projected or implied by such
forward-looking statements. Important risks, uncertainties and other factors
include, but are not limited to, the on-going downturn, disruption and
volatility in the economy, financial markets and business markets and the
effects thereof on the company's markets and customers, the demand for its
products and services, and the company's access to capital; the size, timing
and terms of sales and orders, including the company's revenue backlog, and
the risk of customers delaying, deferring or canceling purchase orders or
making smaller purchases than expected; the potential adverse financial and
reputational consequences that can result from safety risks and hazards such
as accidents inherent in the company’s operations; the impact of the company’s
recent acquisitions of the ESCO business, the Solais business, and the
commercial and industrial solar business; the company’s ability to reduce and
control its costs and expenses; the timely and successful development,
production and market acceptance of new and enhanced products, services and
technologies of the company; the ability of the company to obtain adequate
supplies of key components and materials of sufficient reliability and quality
for its products and technologies on a timely and cost-effective basis and the
effects of related warranty claims and disputes; the ability of the company to
successfully expand its core distributed generation products and services, to
successfully develop and achieve market acceptance of its new energy-related
businesses, to successfully expand its recurring revenue projects, to manage
its growth and to address the effects of any future changes in utility tariff
structures and environmental requirements on its business solutions; the
effects of competition; changes in customer and industry demand and
preferences; the ability of the company to continue the growth and
diversification of its customer base; the ability of the company to attract,
retain, and motivate its executives and key personnel; changes in the energy
industry in general and the electricity, oil, and natural gas markets in
particular, including price levels; the effects of competition; the ability of
the company to secure and maintain key contracts and relationships; the
effects of pending and future litigation, claims and disputes; and other
risks, uncertainties and other factors identified from time to time in its
reports filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including the company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as
subsequently filed reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K, copies of which may be
obtained by visiting the investor relations page of the company’s website at
www.powersecure.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Accordingly, there is no assurance that the results expressed, projected or
implied by any forward-looking statements will be achieved, and readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The
forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date
hereof and are based on the current plans, goals, objectives, strategies,
intentions, expectations and assumptions of, and the information currently
available to, management. The company assumes no duty or obligation to update
or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason, whether as the result
of changes in expectations, new information, future events, conditions or
circumstances or otherwise.

Contact:

Hometown Connections
Tim Blodgett, 303-526-4515
tblodgett@hometownconnections.com
or
PowerSecure International, Inc.
John Bluth, 919-453-2103
jbluth@powersecure.com
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