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TMCNet:  Distribution Transformer Monitoring Provider Widens Market Footprint

[October 15, 2013]

Distribution Transformer Monitoring Provider Widens Market Footprint

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- GRID20/20, Inc., a leading distribution transformer monitoring (DTM) solutions provider announced today a series of marquee domestic Channel Partners who have embraced its unique solutions line.


"We are both proud and humbled to announce the addition of several highly respected representative firms to our growing team at GRID20/20", noted Alan Snook, President of GRID20/20. "The tremendous relationships these key providers have established within their electric utility markets is impressive, and it is our focus to assist them in deepening their value drive into the industry", Snook further stated.

The stellar list of recent additions to the GRID20/20 domestic go-to-market strategy includes: Arnett Industries, LLC; Len T. Deloney Co., LLC; Hamilton Associates; McAvoy & Markham; Stuart C. Irby Co.; and, 5 Steps, LLC. Collectively, this group represents nearly 50 active representatives serving US utilities from the Pacific Northwest, to the Central Plains, portions of the South, and the Midwest through Texas.

Scott Bussing, VP Sales of GRID20/20 stated, "The caliber of partners we have added to our team is tremendous. Through these professional organizations, we now have a daily presence within IOU, Municipal and Cooperative electric utilities spanning a 22 state area, and we're just getting started." GRID20/20 addresses a host of distribution optimization and automation needs, including critical asset loading data, preventive maintenance awareness, increased outage notification capability, costly power theft loss detection, conservation voltage enhancements, and many additional smart grid value propositions.

Darren Frietas of 5 Steps, LLC serving the Hawaii market commented, "We are assisting the local utilities with meeting the challenges of modernizing the electrical grid by providing the equipment, gateways, communications, and the GRID20/20 solution to improve reliability, stability, and reduce the length of outages." Through its versatile GSM and RF Mesh communications options, GRID20/20 creates a near plug and play experience for monitoring assets within the heart of the distribution grid. Its competitive price point further supports the basis for widespread market acceptance of its valuable pioneering technology.

McAvoy & Markham's Richard Salemme commented, "We see a heightened level of awareness in the critical nature of the electric distribution grid in the Southwest region. With dangerous heat waves, plug-in hybrid vehicles, rooftop solar, and generation assets coming offline, the electric utilities want us to bring them technology they can leverage to improve reliability." The GRID20/20 solution is designed to integrate with SCADA, MDM, and/or Collection Engine platforms through its DNP3 protocol, and web services solutions. This feature empowers utilities to fully leverage existing and future data acquisition platforms and sensors by incorporating the critical value provided by GRID20/20 DTM devices and analytics.

Allen Andrews of Len T. Deloney, Co., LLC stated, "Grid operators in Texas face challenges with weather extremes which spur conservation warnings. Our firm is always looking for solutions to drive grid efficiency and GRID20/20 gives us the ability to have this conversation with our clients." For more information concerning GRID20/20 and its growing list of vital distribution management products and services, visit www.grid2020.com.

Contact: K.B. Forbes, kb@kbforbes.com Phone +1 (202) 320-1212 SOURCE GRID20/20, Inc.

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