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[January 23, 2013]

GridWise® Alliance Announces New Policy Director

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The GridWise® Alliance, the leading coalition advocating for the transformation of the U.S. electric system, today announced that Ladeene Freimuth will serve as the Alliance's Policy Director. In her new role, Ms. Freimuth will work closely with the GridWise Alliance members in developing and executing the Alliance's policy agenda that promotes investment in infrastructure, innovation and modernization of the electric grid.

"As we begin our 10th year advocating for the transformation of our electric grid, we are excited to have Ladeene as our leader on Capitol Hill," said Becky Harrison, GridWise Alliance CEO. "Ladeene brings a depth of experience working on key industry issues that will be invaluable as the Alliance advocates for policies that will modernize our electric grid, thereby ensuring a sustainable energy future for customers, communities, shareholders and society." "I am quite pleased to have this opportunity to serve as the Policy Director of the GridWise Alliance," said Ms. Freimuth. "I look forward to working with the Alliance's Board, members, and the broader stakeholder community as they continue to pursue a robust smart grid policy agenda." Ms. Freimuth has her own firm, The Freimuth Group, LLC, and brings nearly twenty years of policy experience including staff positions in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and with the private sector.

About The GridWise Alliance:The GridWise Alliance, founded in 2003, is a coalition of public and private stakeholders that advocates for the transformation of the electric grid to achieve a sustainable energy future. The Alliance facilitates the effective collaboration among stakeholders, to promote, educate, and advocate for the adoption of innovative smart grid solutions that will intelligently integrate the actions of all users and devices connected to it.

GridWise Alliance members include utilities, information and communications technology companies, telecom companies, equipment vendors, new technology providers and academic institutions. For more information about the GridWise Alliance, visit: www.gridwise.org.

Contact:Lee Coogan202-530-9740lcoogan@gridwise.org SOURCE GridWise Alliance

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