Elster Electricity introduces new AnyPhase™ Power Supply for A3 ALPHA® meter

RALEIGH, N.C., June 23, 2005 — Elster Electricity, LLC announces that the A3 ALPHA meter is now available with the AnyPhaseà¢â€ž- power supply. This new power supply keeps the A3 ALPHA meter energized providing there is voltage on any two voltage connections to the meter. The AnyPhase power supply is available on polyphase socket-type and A-base A3 ALPHA meters and must be specified at the time of original order.

When equipped with the AnyPhase power supply, the A3 ALPHA meter is powered from all voltage wires of the electrical service. If one or more service wires are disconnected, the meter is automatically powered from any two service wires, including line-to-line or line-to-neutral.

“We are pleased to announce the availability of the AnyPhase power supply for the A3 ALPHA meter,” stated Victor Sitton, ANSI product manager for Elster Electricity. “The AnyPhase power supply is an exciting addition to the extensive ALPHA product family- the industry’s premier line of high accuracy commercial and industrial electronic meters.”

About the A3 ALPHA meter

The A3 ALPHA meter builds upon the strengths of existing ALPHA meter designs. Like its predecessors, the A3 ALPHA meter uses Elster Electricity’s patented digital measurement techniques that offer high accuracy, repeatability, and low ownership costs. In support of open architecture standards, the A3 ALPHA meter is the first Elster Electricity meter with full ANSI C12.18, C12.19 and C12.21 communication protocol support. Other features include advanced four quadrant metering, transformer and line loss compensation, and interval data recording of instrumentation values.

About Elster Electricity, LLC [ www.elsterelectricity.com ]

Elster Electricity, LLC, a subsidiary within E.ON’s Ruhrgas Industries, offers integrated, cost-effective solutions including advanced electricity meters, communication solutions and metering automation systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Elster Electricity (formerly ABB Electricity Metering) is located in Raleigh, North Carolina and is a leading provider of electricity metering products and services throughout the world. Designed to meet the diverse electricity metering requirements of a global customer base, Elster’s metering products include advanced high accuracy ANSI and IEC electricity meters, the EnergyAxis® System with intelligent two-way communications featuring the electronic REX® meter, and the ALPHA meter line. Elster Electricity serves customers through a global sales force.

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