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Cooper Power Systems Named "Best Smart Grid Product/Solution" at 2012 Rural Smart Grid Summit for Second Straight Year

Utility executives select Cooper Power Systems for the most comprehensive suite of automation solutions.

WAUKESHA, WI, November 15, 2012—Cooper Power Systems has been awarded the "Best Smart Grid Product or Solution" at the 2012 Rural Smart Grid Summit (RSGS) held in San Diego, California, October 28th-30th, 2012. One hundred and fourteen rural electric cooperative executives voted on this coveted award after spending three days networking and collaborating with fifty leading Smart Grid technology vendors.

This marks the second straight year that Cooper Power Systems has won this award—the first coming at the 2011 RSGS held in Bonita Springs, Florida. Cooper Power Systems presented a comprehensive suite of automation solutions, including:

  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) with options for cellular, power line carrier, and radio-frequency mesh networks to meet the needs of all types of service territories—urban, suburban, and rural;
  • Industry leading Demand Response (DR) offering:
  • Substation automation hardware and software to integrate, automate, and manage Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs);
  • Comprehensive distribution automation solutions, which include smart sensors, controls, relays, voltage regulators, switchgear, capacitor banks, Integrated Volt/Var Control (IVVC), and automatic feeder reconfiguration; and
  • Field-proven Yukon™ advanced energy services software and CYME™ power engineering software.

    "We are very proud and privileged to have won this coveted award for a second straight year,” said Mark Thurman, president, Cooper Power Systems. “We will be demonstrating our Smart Grid technology and product innovation at DistribuTECH 2013 in San Diego, booth 1601, and invite all of our customers to come see our comprehensive suite of end-to-end automation solutions."

    The Rural Smart Grid Summit offers a unique format focused on business development through private boardroom meetings where rural electric cooperative executives meet with participating Summit vendors to discuss the latest advances and solutions in Smart Grid technologies.

    For more information on Cooper Power Systems end-to-end smart grid solutions, please visit http://www.cooperpower.com/smart.

    Editor’s Note: For additional information, contact Mike Petrasek of Burson-Marsteller at 412-394-6611 or michael.petrasek@bm.com.

    About Cooper Power Systems

    Cooper Power Systems, a subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), is a global manufacturer and provider of world-class power delivery apparatus and solutions for the utility, commercial, and industrial markets. The company maintains a complete portfolio of products and services required to transform, protect, connect, and build out an electric power system backbone. Smart apparatus – voltage regulators, capacitors, reclosers, switchgear, smart sensors, and controls – integrated with enterprise level software and secure communications enable customers to increase productivity, optimize asset efficiency, improve system reliability, and reduce costs. Reliability and grid-point solutions include: Integrated Volt/Var Control (IVVC), feeder, and substation automation systems. End-point solutions include: Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Demand Response (DR). The company is a leading provider of engineering optimization and modeling tools. For more information, please visit www.cooperpower.com.

    About Cooper Industries

    Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion. Founded in 1833 Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions and world-class products and brands, including Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2011 sixty-two percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011. For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.

    CONTACT:

    Jules Layer

    Phone: 763-543-7774

    Jules.Layer@CooperIndustries.com

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