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VSI Meter Services to Install More Than 600,000 Smart Meters for Central Maine Power

ASTON, Pennsylvania, October 15, 2010 â–¬ VSI Meter Services, Inc. (VSI), in support of a major Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project at Central Maine Power Company (CMP), has begun providing full installation services for approximately 620,000 smart meters throughout CMP's 11,000-square-mile service territory.

“We are excited to have been selected to play such a critical role in the success of CMP's Smart Grid deployment plans,” says Ted Fiala, president of VSI. “This project will help VSI achieve its goal of expanding our presence in New England and we're proud to be bringing new jobs to the beautiful state of Maine.”

An experienced leader in large scale AMR/AMI smart meter deployments, VSI has installed over nine million endpoints and anticipates the successful completion of CMP's project within the 18-month schedule.

VSI is part of a team of leading companies, bringing a best-in-class solution to the CMP project. Partnering with VSI in this Smart Grid deployment are communications network and meter data management companies Trilliant, Inc. and IBM, as well as meter manufacturers, General Electric and Landis + Gyr.

A subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, CMP is the first utility in the Iberdrola Group to initiate a Smart Grid project in the U.S. The completion date is set for early 2012.

About VSI Meter Services, Inc (VSI).

VSI Meter Services, Inc. specializes in large AMR and AMI deployments for electric, natural gas and water utilities and related field meter services. In addition to smart meter installations, VSI services include meter exchanges, account disconnects for nonpayment, field collections with restoration of services, manual meter reading and customer call center operations. With headquarters in Aston, Pennsylvania, VSI has deployment facilities across the United States and parts of Canada. VSI is part of Utilicon Solutions, Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Asplundh Tree Expert Co., a major supplier of outsourced field services to utilities and municipalities. Asplundh is a privately-held company, founded in 1928, which currently employs over 27,000 people.

For additional information, visit: www.vsimeterservices.com.

About Central Maine Power Company (CMP): Central Maine Power Company, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is Maine's largest electricity transmission and distribution utility. The company delivers about 9 billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually to more than 600,000 homes and businesses, representing about 80% of Maine's annual consumer sales of electricity. The company has been ranked #1 in customer satisfaction three times by J.D. Power and Associates. Iberdrola USA, part of the Spanish-based Iberdrola Group, serves nearly 3 million gas and electric customers in five northeastern states through six subsidiaries in the region including CMP.

For more information, visit: www.cmpco.com.

CONTACT:David McGinley

Vice President – Sales and Marketing

dmcginley@Asplundh.com

Phone: 800-606-7981

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