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BRIDGE Wins Innovation Award for Smart Grid Architecture

Rapidly growing Smart Grid integration recognized as leader in technology, alongside Raytheon

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 the rapidly growing local company has won the Mirick O’Connell Business Innovation award at the inaugural Marlborough Business Innovation Summit.

BRIDGE was presented with the award for the development of the Open Smart Grid Reference Architecture (Open SGRA). Open SGRA was developed in response to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) call for an open architecture to support Smart Grid initiatives. BRIDGE is the first company to develop an open Smart Grid Reference Architecture in response to the DOE’s request. Whereas other companies have launched proprietary offerings, BRIDGE’s open architecture is the first-of-its-kind open standards reference architecture that is both vendor neutral and technology agnostic. “BRIDGE is pleased to be recognized as a leader in innovation, especially alongside a technology giant such as Raytheon,” said Tony Giroti, CEO of BRIDGE Energy Group. “We are proud to be creating real high-tech jobs during an economic downturn, and envision our rapid growth to help stimulate investment in R&D for energy solutions in Massachusetts.“

“BRIDGE Energy, a business that helps nationwide utility companies with their information technology systems, could be the next Sepracor,” said Brian Dingman of Mirick O’Connell. “We really wanted to recognize the incredible innovation in Marlborough,” Dingman said. “There’s real growth here.”

Over 50 companies attended the summit organized by the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation and Mirick O’Connell. The awards were presented by state Housing and Economic Development secretary Greg Bialecki and members of the Mirick O’Connell team.

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