SEATTLE, Sept. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - MicroPlanet Technology Corp.
("MicroPlanet" or the "Company"), (TSXV: MP) (OTC: MCTYF) announced
today that it has received an initial order to provide Low Voltage Regulators ("LVR2")
to Essential Energy of New South Wales, Australia. The $200,000 sale was facilitated by MicroPlanet's Australian distributor,
Brisbane-based SmartGrid Partners.
"MicroPlanet is pleased to have been chosen by Essential Energy to
provide second generation Low Voltage Regulators for use in Essential's
rural distribution network," stated Brett Ironside, MicroPlanet
President and CEO. "This sale of just over $200,000 is an initial
order, which will fulfill Essential's immediate installation needs and
for evaluation of our technology's field performance. Of more
importance to MicroPlanet, Essential Energy is making the LVR2 a
standard "stores" available solution for the company's crews."
This order marks the second major electrical utility in Australia to
advance from trial units to general network deployment of MicroPlanet
LVR2s as a standard operations procedure to stabilize voltage.
Essential Energy joins longtime customer Ergon Energy of Queensland who
has purchased over $5M worth of LVRs to date. "Given Essential's
comparable size to Ergon Energy, we expect successful implementation
will lead to significant regular and follow-on orders as the field
crews learn and adopt this product and solution," Ironside continued.
"SmartGrid Partners (SGP) has considerable experience and contacts
across the Australian electric utility community and we are happy to
have them represent us throughout Australia and New Zealand. We are
encouraged by the interest SGP has generated from utilities for the
LVR2 product line, and expect more LVR2 sales success. In addition, we
are truly excited about the interest SGP is receiving for our proposed
commercial product lines. In this regard MicroPlanet has been investing
significant time and effort into the 50 Hz version of our commercial 3
phase product line and we will initiate EU and Australian
certifications before the end of 2011" Ironside explained.
"SmartGrid Partners is very pleased to be working with Essential Energy
and MicroPlanet in introducing the LVR2 product line into NSW," said
SGP Director Grahame Foulger. "There is growing interest in the
MicroPlanet technology as a solution to manage voltage swing in the low
voltage network as a result of connection of large numbers of
photo-voltaic generation systems." Foulger added, "SGP is pleased to be
facilitating the introduction of the MicroPlanet 3 phase product line.
As low voltage networks move from passive unidirectional systems to
active networks, this product will enable utilities to economically and
efficiently manage low voltage distribution. The initial 50 Hz 3 phase
units, sized at 112 and 225 kVA, are attracting a lot of interest
around Australia and New Zealand."
About Essential Energy
Essential Energy is a New South Wales, Australian government-owned corporation, with
responsibility for building, operating and maintaining one of
Australia's largest electricity networks, delivering essential electric
network services to more than 800,000 homes and businesses across 95
per cent of NSW, parts of southern Queensland and northern Victoria,
with over 4,600 employees. http://www.essentialenergy.com.au/
About SmartGrid Partners
SmartGrid Partners is a solutions integrator established to provide
strategic advisory and venture capability in the rapidly emerging Smart
Grid domain. Based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, SGP was founded
by veterans of the electricity and energy sectors with decades of
hands-on experience leading and advising energy concerns in Australia
and the United Kingdom. http://www.smartgridpartners.com.au/
About MicroPlanet Technology Corp.
MicroPlanet is a provider of smart grid technology which significantly
increases efficiency, quality, and conservation of electricity,
solutions improve power quality and save energy by dynamically managing
incoming voltage to a home or business through the use of patented,
advanced power electronics. MicroPlanet's technology has been deployed
in seven countries by more than 20 utilities, the U.S. military, and
multiple commercial customers to save energy, improve power quality and
grid efficiency, and to facilitate the integration of renewable energy
sources, including solar and wind. MicroPlanet is based in Woodinville,
WA and is listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange, trading under the
stock symbol: MP. http://www.microplanet.com/
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