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BRIDGE Energy Group to Join the IT Integration Panel at the Texas Smart Grid Roadshow

Mike Bianco, VP of Solution Delivery to Share Best Practices in a Cross Divisional Approach to Smart Grid Implementation

MARLBOROUGH, MA and CORPUS CHRISTI, TX– November 1, 2011 – BRIDGE Energy Group, Inc., the trusted advisor and implementation partner in Smart Grid Integration and Utility Solutions, announced its participation in The Smart Grid Roadshow. This two day event will be held on November 1-2nd at The Omni Corpus Christi Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The Smart Grid Roadshow events are at the forefront of the transformation of the grid into the smart, self-healing, two-way power and communications superhighway that our future demands. This is the 8th installment of this unique conference series and plans to continue to deliver on its reputation as the highest quality event of its kind, focused exclusively on Grid Transformation and Smart Grid initiatives.

Mike Bianco, VP of Solution Delivery, will present on the panel “IT Integration – the Vital Element of Smart Grid Implementation” from 11:15-12:00pm on Wednesday, November 2nd. The panel will address the role of IT in various Smart Grid implementation projects including the lessons learned and best practices for the future.

“Today, many processes and systems operate in silos – or separated by divisions” said Mike Bianco, VP of Solution Delivery of BRIDGE Energy Group. “We’re now seeing that in order to optimize the value of Smart Grid, the business processes that require a cross-divisional approach to leveraging systems, data and technology functionality must be defined as part of the enterprise-wide integration strategy.”

To that point, Bridge will speak to a case study based on an SGIG recipient who is in the process of implementing projects across AMI, Distribution Automation and customer domains. A Distribution Utility will outline their implementation project, their IT integration strategy and how that strategy is affecting the overall project success.

Joining Mr. Bianco on the panel will be Gerald Gray, Enterprise Architect & Sr. Project Manager of EPRI and Mark Carpenter, VP & CTO, of Oncor. Mr. Gray will paint a broad picture of the SG implementation projects to date and how IT integration has been an area requiring greater emphasis while Mr. Carpenter will describe their approach to IT integration as they deploy a 3 million meter platform in Texas.

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