For Immediate Release
April, 2010

Utiliworks??? Clients Win Second Consecutive Project of the Year
The City of Ruston Receives Smart Grid Project of the Year Award at DistribuTECH 2010

April 6, 2010 ??? Krakow, Poland ???The City of Ruston, LA received the Smart Grid Project of the Year by Utility Automation and Engineering T&D Magazine, a division of PennWell Corporation. The awards were announced and distributed during the opening keynote ceremony for DistribuTECH on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in Tampa, Florida.

Last year, Utiliworks was a contributing party for the ???AMI Project of the Year??? award, which was received by the City of San Marcos. The PennWELL videos for Project of the Year winners can be found here:
From left to right: Todd Barlow (VP/ Operations, Utiliworks);
Darrell Caraway (Public Utility Manger, City of Ruston);
Dale Pennington

Dale Pennington, Utiliworks??? Managing Director, explains that the City???s project fully accommodates allcritical aspects of a smart grid as defined by EPRI.???Incorporating all these components which cut acrossso many technical disciplines will make this one of the
most aggressive and forward thinking smart grid projectsin the U.S.,??? says Dale Pennington.
The City of Ruston???s smart-grid energy management system will develop a fully functioning Smart Grid by improving customer systems, automating electricity distribution, and deploying a smart meter network and data management system, according to the DOE description of the ARRA Smart Grid Investment Grant awarded to the City.

National Metering Services Inc., based out of New Jersey, performed the system integration and installation for Ruston???s successful pilot program. National Metering will continue to provide these services throughout the continuation of Ruston???s Smart Grid project.
According to the statement of work, the City of Ruston???s project target results include:

??? 1,287,994 KHW renewable energy generation
??? Fuel reduction of 7,500 gallons
??? A 5% energy reduction overall for customers
??? A 50% reduction of distribution interruptions
??? An estimated community cost savings of over $5,266,674

Darrell Caraway, Public Utility Manager for the City of Ruston says, ???Our goal was to provide the maximum benefit for all of our customers and the technology we???re implementing allows us to reach everyone regardless of socio-economic status.???
From left to right: Todd Barlow (VP/ Operations, Utiliworks); Darrell Caraway (Public Utility Manger, City of Ruston); Dale Pennington (Managing Director, Utiliworks)

Utiliworks Consulting is a professional services company that helps utility clients assess, design, procure and deploy advanced metering systems and smart grid technologies. Build your utility???s smart solution with Utiliworks.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. (225) 578-0080

National Metering Services Incorporated, is highly experienced in multiple meter technologies used in residential, commercial and industrial meters applications. Principles having a combined industry experience of 40 years in meter installations and customer service.

Krakow, Poland. Kom 48 666 22 08 32

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Press Release
June, 2009


National Metering Service Receives 2009 Best of Kearny Award
U.S. Commerce Association???s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

June 8, 2009 -- National Metering Service has been selected for the 2009 Best of Kearny Award in the Industrial Equipment Services category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)
U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.
The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.
SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

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