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BRIDGE Energy Group’s CEO, Tony Giroti, Elected to the GridWise® Architecture Council

Giroti joins other industry experts in power and information technology to work together towards the transformation of the nation’s energy system

February 1, 2011 – Marlborough, MA – BRIDGE Energy Group, Inc., the trusted advisor and implementation partner for providing Smart Grid Integration and Utility Solutions to the Energy industry, today announced that CEO, Tony Giroti, has been elected to the GridWise® Architecture Council (GWAC).

The GridWise Architecture Council, formed by the Department of Energy and comprised of 13 members, has the specific mission of articulating the guiding principles that constitute the architecture of an intelligent and collaborative energy system.

Mr. Giroti will join other practitioners and leaders with broad-based knowledge and expertise in power, information technology, telecommunications, and other fields to work towards a coordinated GridWise vision—the transformation of the nation’s energy system into a rich, collaborative network filled with decision-making information exchange and market-based opportunities.

“I am honored to join the respected practitioners and leaders of the GridWise Architecture Council,” said Tony Giroti, CEO of BRIDGE. “The future of transforming the nation’s energy system relies on the success of addressing the IT challenges related to interoperability across applications and systems. I look forward to collaborating with the Council to help articulate the goal of interoperability across the electric system and identify the concepts and architectures needed to make interoperability possible.”

Erich Gunther, new chairman of GWAC, says Giroti’s broad base of experience and unique insights will help GWAC advance implementation of an interoperable smart grid.

“I am confident our team of industry leaders will continue in our mission to provide industry guidance to advance implementation of an interoperable Smart Grid by working even more closely with the Department of Energy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and other key industry stakeholders,” Gunther said in a GWAC press release.

Mr. Giroti is joined by one additional new member, H. Ward Camp, Vice President of Regulatory and Energy Policy at Landis+Gyr North America, and three re-elected members to the 13-member council: Robert Burke, Principal Analyst for ISO New England; Tracy Markie, President of Engenuity Systems; and Bob Saint, Principal Distribution Engineer for the National Rural Electric Cooperative.

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