MicroPlanet HVR product goes live at Franklin PUD

Seattle, WA, Nov. 3, 2005 — MicroPlanet Technology Corp. (MicroPlanet), a developer of distributed-energy technologies, announced the completion of a product deployment of the Company’s High Voltage Regulators (HVR) at the Franklin PUD.

Franklin PUD, a US Pacific Northwest utility serving 21,000 customers, completed the installation phase of 25 MicroPlanet HVRs to maximize efficiency of its distribution system by regulating voltage to homes. The HVR is a point-of-consumption voltage regulator that is installed at the delivery interface between the electric grid and the utilities customer.

The installation is part of a multi-year initiative to improve the efficiency of the Pacific Northwest electric distribution system through a technology transfer program conducted by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. The Alliance program, called the Distribution Efficiency Initiative, overseeing the installation, is a non-profit group of electric utilities, state governments, public interest groups and efficiency industry representatives.

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