Elster and DVI deliver grid optimization with Callisto stackable answers

Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:00pm EST

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RALEIGH, N.C.  and  RICHMOND, Va.,  Feb. 25, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Elster 
Solutions and DVI, a Dominion Resources company, announced today that these
leading providers of Smart Grid solutions are delivering three patented
stackable answers for Elster's CallistoTM  grid performance system.  

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Callisto has a stackable plug-and-play modularity, demonstrating an industry
breakthrough designed to help utilities reduce their risk, reduce the Total Cost
of Ownership (TCO) and achieve the exact functionality desired. The monitoring
and notification capabilities built into Callisto are designed for the ease of
operation that utilities will want for all of their day-to-day activities.  

In addition to the answers built into the Callisto base package, Elster partners
such as DVI are integrating incremental, best-of breed into the suite of
Callisto Stackable AnswersTM.  

DVI's EDGE®  solution is designed to transform energy information into energy
conservation. The EDGE Planner stacks on Callisto at the Intelligence layer,
calculating circuit-by-circuit savings potential, checking for errors and
outliers, and enabling a continuous grid-improvement process.  

The EDGE Manager and the EDGE Validator are pre-integrated at the Decision layer
of Callisto. The EDGE Manager automatically optimizes customer voltage across
the entire circuit without a detailed model, using customer voltage data
collected by Callisto's meter data collection (MDC) capability. The EDGE
Validator confirms energy savings, by measuring and tracking savings for each
circuit, independent of the optimization process. It replaces the traditional
'on-off" methods to allow savings to continue during verification.

"We are excited to be able to introduce the EDGE grid efficiency program to a
broad segment of utilities through our commitment to becoming significant
stackable answers on Callisto core platform," said  John Radgowski, DVI
director-Product Development. "Dominion proved the value of voltage reduction
through its early pilot with Elster's AMI solutions. We are proud to continue
our successful association," he continued.

"DVI is the first of many partners to provide a stackable answer for Callisto.
By working together, we can assure utilities that they are getting the best
solutions in the industry," said  Andrew Braun, Director of Strategic Alliances,
Elster. "By ensuring a focus on specific challenges, Callisto delivers practical
answers to specific problems."

Elster's Callisto grid performance system encourages utilities to apply answers
at a pace and time that suits them and their budgets. This approach readily
assures an attractive TCO, making for a better Return on Investment (ROI)
experience.  

About Elster  

With more 170 years of experience, Elster Solutions has built a reputation on
providing cutting-edge technologies to deliver world class products, systems and
services to utility clients worldwide. Elster Solutions has three main areas of
business - data analytics, electricity metering products, and Smart Metering and
Smart Grid system solutions for electricity, water and gas utilities. Elster
Solutions engineers fully interoperable smart metering and data analytics
products through custom-made options for utility customers and award-winning
end-to-end solutions for the Smart Grid with Callisto, a multi-utility grid
performance system (GPS) for water, gas and electricity around the world.  

For more information about Elster Solutions, please visit 
www.stackableanswers.com  and follow us on Twitter at 
www.twitter.com/EnergyAxis.   

About Dominion Voltage, Inc.  

DVI is a leading provider of grid optimization technology providing solutions
for energy efficiency, demand response and volt/VAR control. DVI's patented
approach plans, manages and validates utilities' investments in grid
modernization while delivering significant energy savings to both utilities and
their customers. DVI was awarded recently a U.S. patent for its  EDGE® 
technology. For more information about DVI, visit the website at 
www.dvigridsolutions.com.

DVI is a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation's largest producers
and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,400 megawatts
of generation. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website
at  www.dom.com.

SOURCE  Elster


Joe Orlando, Elster Solutions, +1-919-745-4919, Joe.orlando@us.elster.com

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