BPL Global Named AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner2010-08-13

PITTSBURGH; PA – July 27, 2010 – BPL Global®, Ltd (BPLG), a smart grid technology company dedicated  to leading the transformation of energy efficiency and reliability, announced today that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. BPLG was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

“After examining the companies that are on the AO Global 250 list, it’s obvious that innovation is not only alive and well in the Global Silicon Valley, it’s accelerating in economic power and scope.” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The companies certainly represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace.”

Earlier this year, BPLG was named Overall Winner of GoingGreen East. At that time Tony Perkins recognized BPLG saying, “BPL Global is helping to bridge the gap between utilities and the vision of the future smart grid. The company has shown tremendous growth and positioned themselves as one of the leaders in smart grid technology.”

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2010 list.

“The BPL Global team is honored to be recognized among so many distinguished companies,” said Keith Schaefer, President and CEO, BPL Global. “Partnering among companies in the greentech ecosystem is strengthening the sector and together I believe we will accelerate the transformation to clean energy and a greener environment.”

BPLG is a leading provider of smart grid technology from substations through customer premises. This allows utilities to transform energy efficiency and reliability through integrated management of the electric network. The company has first mover technology that transforms how utilities manage operations by integrating management of grid and customer energy assets including customer load, energy storage, renewables and distributed generation. The BPLG Power SG® enterprise class software platform provides utilities with integrated management of their smart grid. The company provides vertical solutions addressing critical efficiency and reliability needs including Substation Solutions, Distribution Solutions and Facilities Management Solutions.

BPLG was founded from the start as a company with a global strategy because electric utilities around the world have many of the same issues in providing clean, reliable and affordable electricity in the face of rising energy costs and increased demand. The company has established a local operating presence in the US, China, France, and the GCC to serve their respective regions of North America, Asia, Europe and Middle East. BPLG has experienced strong adoption of its smart grid technology with more than 100 utilities around the globe using and benefitting from the company’s solutions.

About BPL Global
BPL Global, Ltd. (BPLG) is a smart grid technology company dedicated to leading the transformation of energy efficiency and reliability. The company provides software solutions and services to electric utilities, facilities managers and energy service companies enabling an intelligent grid to more efficiently manage facilities, integrate distributed energy resources, improve service reliability, and optimize cost and capital productivity. BPL Global partners with local utilities, communications providers, equipment suppliers and financiers to create end-to-end solutions integrating the best in software, communications, hardware and managed services to aggressively deploy smart grid solutions around the world. Part of the clean technology sector of the electric utility industry, our applications provide the critical foundation for a coordinated, intelligent grid to deliver energy more efficiently and reliably for a greener environment.

About BPL Africa
BPL Africa is a smart grid company, whose main ambition is to take a leading role in addressing two major Africa's needs, energy delivery and education. BPL Africa offers a unique combination of solutions for this continent in energy efficiency and management, solar energy generation , renewable energy storage, electrification of the off-grid areas with energy islands, electrical network optimization via microgrids, sustainable power supply for rural area computer education.

BPL Africa benefits from the exclusive partnership with BPL Global®, the world leader in Smart Grid Technology. Among other partners figure the best of the breed software and hardware manufacturers, power engineering and telecommunications experts and robust financial institutions. As all our Smart Grid solutions are parts of the clean technology sector, we work and live for a greener environment!



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