Elster Integrated Solutions Announces Appointment of Ed Gray as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

    EIS Addresses Increased Need for Commission AMI Education

    RALEIGH, N.C., September 18 /CNW/ - Elster Integrated Solutions (EIS),
part of Elster Group, announces the appointment of Ed Gray as the vice
president of Regulatory Affairs. Ed is responsible for establishing and
maintaining a highly favorable regulatory environment for advanced metering
solutions. In this capacity, Ed will work with utility regulatory staff and
regulators to facilitate greater understanding of advanced metering
infrastructure (AMI) technology.

    "With the increase in regulatory proceedings around smart metering and
AMI, we are pleased to have Ed join our team," stated Sharon Allan, president
of EIS.

    Ed Gray stated, "I'm excited about this opportunity with EIS to help
facilitate the use of advanced metering solutions that benefit both the
utility industry and their customers."

    Ed has broad experience in electric utility regulation, technical project
management, research and development, international standards, and executive
sales. Ed has 30 years of electric utility experience, 16 of which have been
spent in the legislative and regulatory arena. Ed has held leadership
positions at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA),
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC),
and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) prior to joining Elster Integrated
Solutions. He holds a B.S. in Nuclear Science from the U.S. Naval Academy, and
an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Ohio State University. He was a junior
officer on two nuclear submarines in engineering and communications.

    About Elster Integrated Solutions

    EIS delivers AMR and AMI systems helps utilities improve their revenue
cycle services, customer service, and delivery reliability as well as
implement demand response and conservation programs. EIS delivers and
integrates metering automation solutions for utility customers so that they
can better manage their business in the area of gas, electric, and water usage
as well as facilitate new end customer programs. Experienced in field-proven
AMR/AMI system deployment, EIS enables business and customer management from
metering information. Core to EIS solutions are the use of intelligent
standards-based communications. For more information, visit

    About Elster Group

    Elster Group is the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of highly
accurate, high quality, integrated metering and utilizations solutions to the
gas, electricity, and water industries. In addition, through its subsidiary
Ipsen International, it is the leading global manufacturer of high level
thermo-chemical treatment equipment. The group has over 8,500 staff,
operations in 38 countries and serves over 115 markets around the world.
Elster's high quality products and systems reflect the wealth of knowledge and
experience gained from over 170 years of dedication to measuring precious
resources and energy. For additional information, visit www.elster.com.


For further information:

For further information: Elster Integrated Solutions Gabrielle Puccio,
919-250-5413 Director of Corporate Communications

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