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ETAP® 7.0 Release Brings Design and Analysis Innovation to a New Level

The New Analysis Modules and Time-Saving Features Significantly Improve the Reliability and Safety of Power Systems Design and Operation

Irvine, Calif., June 11, 2009 –- Operation Technology, Inc. (OTI) has announced the release of ETAP 7.0, the newest version of its enterprise solution for electrical power systems. This major product release brings design and analysis innovation to a new level of advancement and incorporates a set of new features and enhancements.

ETAP 7.0 includes new analysis modules, time-saving capabilities, and powerful online energy management modules integrated to improve the design, analysis, simulation, prediction, optimization, automation, and control of power systems.

Most of the enhancements in ETAP 7.0 evolved from user input and suggestions.

“By getting our customers involved in the design process, we have been able to provide a solution that successfully addresses a broad spectrum of user enhancement requests,” says Mary Beal, vice president of sales. “More importantly, this version of ETAP provides innovative tools like Load Analyzer and Arc Flash Analyzer, as well as a powerful set of applications including Switching Management that caters to today's electrical power industry needs.”

Highlights of the ETAP 7.0 release include:

*One-Line Diagram

•Templates

•Auto-Select

•Keyboard Shortcuts

•Symbol Library

*Load Analyzer

*Single-Phase Arc Flash

*Arc Flash Analyzer

*Switching Management

*Enhanced Libraries

•Solid State Trip Devices

•Cable

•Transmission Line

•Relay

•Battery

*Enhanced Modules

•Base Package

•Load Flow Analysis

•Arc Flash Analysis

•Transient Stability

•Harmonic Analysis

•Star Device Coordination / Selectivity

•Star Sequence-of-Operation

•Data Exchange

*Enhanced Real-Time Modules

•Real-Time Server

•Advanced Monitoring

•Real-Time Simulation

•Automatic Generation Control

•Energy Accounting

•Load Forecasting

•Intelligent Load Shedding

“Given our stringent quality assurance policy, the ETAP 7.0 release has gone through an extensive verification and validation process which took more than nine months,” says Nazan Roshdieh, vice president of quality assurance. “We are extremely pleased to release this latest version of ETAP Enterprise Solution to the market.”

ETAP customers with active maintenance coverage will receive the new release free of charge. For an in-depth description of all the upgrades to ETAP 7.0, download the ETAP 7.0 New Features Brochure (PDF format).

Request a free demo of ETAP 7.0 online at http://etap.com/demo.htm.

About Operation Technology, Inc.Operation Technology, Inc. is the designer and developer of ETAP, the most comprehensive analysis platform for electrical power systems worldwide. With more than 50,000 licenses in over 100 countries, ETAP is used in all stages of the power process, from power generation, to transmission and distribution, to utilization. ETAP is used at 7 of the 10 largest U.S. petroleum refining companies, 8 of the 10 largest U.S. engineering construction firms, 18 of the 20 Top Design Firms, 57 of the 64 U.S. nuclear generation plants, and all of the 10 largest U.S. utilities companies. For more information, visit etap.com.

Contact:

James Gomez

Marketing Communications

949-900-1067

james@etap.com

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