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Siemens Extends “Surgical” Demand Response Capabilities



  Siemens Extends “Surgical” Demand Response Capabilities

  * Software allows utilities increased flexibility to specifically target and
    optimize localized grid stress, drastically reducing operating and
    maintenance costs
  * Advanced Demand Response program and Event Management capabilities saving
    hundreds of thousands in acquisition costs by promoting customer retention

European Utility Week

Business Wire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- October 8, 2013

Siemens Smart Grid introduces Demand Response Management Software (DRMS) 2.5,
the latest advancement in its demand response solution. The new software
offers an unparalleled number of ways to create rule based aggregations that
can pinpoint localized grid stress within the utility’s territory while
optimizing the dispatch of consumer loads. This offers utilities more
streamlined operations and reduced maintenance costs while promoting customer
retention. The technology further expands upon DRMS 2.0’s ability to isolate
and target demand reductions via substation, feeder, zip code or geographical
location.

The advanced “surgical” targeting within DRMS 2.5 allows utilities to more
efficiently reduce power loads at critical sections in their distribution
network. Unlike most other demand response solutions that exist in the
marketplace today, DRMS 2.5 optimizes demand response program management by
better understanding a utility’s specific dispatch request and develops a
tailored recommendation of consumer loads and programs to precisely target
next best actions. This new optimized approach to demand response allows
utilities to fully manage and utilize the dispatch of consumer loads for both
transmission and distribution level constraints, as well as enabling a utility
to maintain fair play and ensure greater availability and reliability of loads
from participating consumers.

“Demand response is an essential tool in the transition from a traditional
hardware-centric power grid to a more intelligent, application aware -
software focused infrastructure. Furthermore, automation of utility DR
processes can help reduce program management costs by several million dollars
per year,” states Aaron DeYonker, Vice President of Products for eMeter, A
Siemens Business. “DRMS 2.5 enables utilities to extend the value of demand
response from the transmission level into the distribution level, resulting in
lower operational and maintenance costs and greater power reliability for
utility customers.”

The software allows a utility to create and manage demand response programs
for both emergency and economic dispatch, manage enrollment, as well as
provide for full event management, notification, load forecasting, and
analytics. DRMS 2.5 has been designed to allow different types of utilities
and third party demand response providers to extract value from the
application. The software now has the ability to help balance intermittent
renewable energy resources, generate additional revenue streams, and also
assist in meeting specific state and federal regulatory constraints.

DRMS 2.5 provides for advanced automated load control and ease of deployment
and integration that enable a utility to automate IT/OT business processes.
Siemens Smart Grid previously released its DRMS 2.0 solution in October 2012.

Siemens will be highlighting this and other grid solutions for smarter and
more efficient energy supply systems at this year’s European Utility Week,
taking place October 15th-17th in Amsterdam. The Siemens Smart Grid booth will
be located at Stand 1.A09. For additional information on Siemens participation
at European Utility Week, please visit
http://w3.siemens.com/smartgrid/global/en/news-and-events/events/european_utility_week_2013/pages/overview.aspx#.

For more information on all demand response versions, please visit
www.usa.siemens.com/demandresponse.

For further information on the DRMS solution, please see
www.usa.siemens.com/drms

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The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (Munich, Germany), with
approximately 90,000 employees, focuses on sustainable technologies for
metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offering includes products,
systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound
transportation, smart grids, energy efficient buildings, and safety and
security. The Sector comprises the divisions Building Technologies, Low and
Medium Voltage, Mobility and Logistics, Rail Systems and Smart Grid. For more
information, visit http://www.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities.

The Siemens Smart Grid Division supplies products and solutions for
intelligent and flexible electrical network infrastructures. To meet growing
energy needs, the networks of today and tomorrow must integrate all forms of
power generation and ensure bi-directional energy and communication flows.
Intelligent networks help make it possible to generate and use power
efficiently and on demand. They contribute to the electrification of railroads
and also supply industrial enterprises, infrastructure elements and entire
cities with electricity. For more information, visit
www.usa.siemens.com/smartgrid.

Contact:

Siemens Smart Grid
Annie Seiple, 202-316-0219
Media Relations
annie.seiple@siemens.com
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