GridSense, an Acorn Energy Company, and Landis+Gyr Announce Availability of Gridstream Enabled GridSense Monitors

Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:15am EST

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.  and  ATLANTA, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GridSense, an
Acorn Energy (NASDAQ: ACFN) company that develops and markets advanced
monitoring solutions for the electric power industry, and Landis+Gyr, the
leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions, are pleased
to announce the availability of GridSense  LineIQ and TransformerIQ monitors
equipped with Gridstream platform communication.   

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The Gridstream solution offers a two-way network platform that forms the
backbone for grid management solutions ranging from advanced meters to
intelligent switches, reclosers, capacitor banks and RTUs.  By incorporating the
Gridstream network communication into GridSense  monitors such as the
TransformerIQ  and LineIQ  solutions, utilities are able to expand their
distribution automation capabilities to full-featured overhead line and
transformer monitoring within a trusted, proven and widely deployed intelligent
communications platform. The GridSense  LineIQ  solution provides intelligent
overhead line monitoring, while TransformerIQ  monitors all failure modes in
transformers from the poletop to the substation.  

Utilities across the country are striving to maintain reliable, high-quality
power distribution. Advanced monitoring solutions from Landis+Gyr and GridSense 
will simplify their task.  For instance, American Electric Power (AEP) recently
chose this solution to reliably monitor end-of-line voltage in their Public
Service Company of Oklahoma Project. The GridSense  TransformerIQ  equipped with
the Landis+Gyr  Gridstream radio provides a cost-effective, easily deployable
monitoring solution.  

"GridSense  is extremely pleased to integrate the Gridstream communication
platform into our monitoring solutions," says GridSense CEO  Lindon Shiao. "Many
utilities are actively using their Gridstream platform for distribution
automation and smart meter rollouts today. These utilities can now accomplish
network-wide, full-featured line and transformer monitoring more
cost-effectively and with less risk simply by leveraging their existing
communications framework. The entire team at GridSense looks forward to serving
this market."

Landis+Gyr Director of Grid Management Solutions,  Kent Hedrick, acknowledged,
"Utilities are looking for ways to realize additional benefit from systems they
already have in place.  Using the Gridstream platform to bring intelligent
two-way communication to the distribution grid monitoring network, and pushing
the intelligence and decision making closer to the consumer is a win-win."

About Landis+Gyr
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management
products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver
true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the
broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering
industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid.  With
annualized sales of more than  US$1.5 billion, Landis+Gyr, an independent growth
platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and 40% owned by the Innovation
Network Corporation of  Japan, operates in 30 countries across five continents,
and employs 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage
energy better. More information is available at  

About GridSense  
GridSense is a smart grid technology company dedicated to providing innovative,
practical and cost effective monitoring solutions to the electric power
industry. Utilizing in-depth industry knowledge and understanding of utility
requirements, we provide technology and services that help the industry address
the limitations of old and aging infrastructure. We apply experience and
technical know-how with new insight and ideas to create intelligent, reliable
and leading edge technologies that add value to our customers and shape the
future of the modern electrical power system. For more information visit

About Acorn Energy, Inc.  
Acorn Energy, Inc. is a holding company whose four portfolio companies help
their customers achieve greater productivity, reliability, security, and
efficiency-factors which can lead to greater profitability.  GridSense-provides
monitoring for all critical points along the electricity delivery system.
OMNIMETRIX-remotely monitors emergency back-up power generation systems to
increase their reliability. US Seismic-supplies fiber optic sensing solutions to
increase oil/gas production and lower costs. DSIT-provides security solutions
from underwater threats to marine based energy assets.  For more information

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are subject to
risks and uncertainties. There is no assurance that Acorn Energy, Inc. or its
operating companies will continue to grow their respective businesses, or that
any of them will meet the expectations or execute the initiatives described or
referred to above. A complete discussion of the risks and uncertainties which
may affect Acorn Energy's business generally and the businesses of its
subsidiaries is included in "Risk Factors" in its most recent Annual Report on
Form 10-K and its most recent 10-Q as filed by Acorn Energy with the Securities
and Exchange Commission.

GridSense Contact:  Leonce Gaiter
Tel: 916.372.4945  

Landis+Gyr Contact:  Dan Jacobson
Tel: 218.562.5195

SOURCE  GridSense

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