ESCO announces electric AMI selection at PG&E

St. Louis, MO, Mar. 12, 2008 — ESCO Technologies Inc. announced that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has selected ESCO’s Aclara RF Systems Inc. to provide additional electric advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) products for PG&E’s SmartMeter Program.

PG&E has ordered 88,000 Aclara RF electric devices to be installed in the Central Valley region of northern California, which extends from Modesto to Sacramento. These units will include a ZigBee connector as well as an interface to a connect/disconnect function integrated in the meter. PG&E has indicated it intends to order a significant quantity of Aclara RF electric AMI devices throughout 2008, in addition to the nearly 400,000 TWACS power-line based electric AMI devices being installed in the Bakersfield and Vacaville areas.

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