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BRIDGE Energy Group to Present the Industry’s First Cost Benefit Analysis of Interoperability at Grid-Interop

Tony Giroti, CEO of BRIDGE, to Present the Analysis as Part of the Introduction to Information Interoperability Panel. Dan Brancaccio, Senior Technical Architect, to Address Synchrophasor Technology

CHICAGO, IL and MARLBOROUGH MA – November 30, 2010 – BRIDGE Energy Group, Inc., the trusted advisor and implementation partner in Smart Grid Integration and Utility Solutions, announced its sponsorship and participation in Grid-Interop 2010. This four-day conference will be held November 30th-December 3rd at The Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center.

Since 2007, Grid-Interop has been the annual event that industry experts, stakeholders, and policy makers attend to discuss, debate, and determine the best path forward for development of interoperable components of the grid – setting the agenda for the advancement of Smart Grid standards.

Tony Giroti, CEO of BRIDGE, will present on the panel covering, “An Introduction to Information Interoperability.” The session, moderated by Kerri Martinek, Director of Marketing at BRIDGE, will provide an overview and introduction to information integration that includes a definition of information interoperability; the reasons interoperability is critical to the success of the Smart Grid; and challenges to achieving true interoperability. As part of the session, Mr. Giroti will present the industry’s first analysis on the cost benefit of interoperability.

“BRIDGE Energy Group continues to build its reputation as a trusted advisor in Smart Grid Integration and Utility Solutions,” said Tony Giroti, CEO of BRIDGE. “We are pleased to be acknowledged as a thought leader in best practices for interoperability and look forward to speaking at the event held in partnership with NIST and the GridWise Architecture Council.”

Also presenting from BRIDGE Energy Group, Dan Brancaccio, Senior Technical Architect, will speak to the topic, “Smart Grid Investment Grant Opens the Door to Improved Sub-station Automation.” As part of his presentation, Mr. Brancaccio will share best practices in moving beyond the challenges and limitations of the pre-SGIG world and share how improved data communications, standardization and interoperability- alongside a new push on synchrophasor technology- will help to put communication infrastructure in place and make collecting non-operational data from substations easier.

This event attracts a broad audience from both the government and the technical community, including key players from the energy utilities, software, cable, semiconductor, telecommunications and electricity consumer sectors, making Grid-Interop the only technical conference on Smart grid with this breadth.

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