Maritime Electric Chooses SUBNET Solutions for Substation Pilot Project

    CALGARY, June 2 /CNW/ - SUBNET Solutions Inc. (SUBNET) announced today
that it has been awarded a contract by Maritime Electric Company Limited to
execute a pilot project to automate the electric company's Sherbrook and
Bedeque substations.
    Maritime Electric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc, currently
delivers electricity to 72,800 customers across the Canadian province of
Prince Edward Island.
    In an effort to maintain their commitment to providing customers with a
reliable energy source, Maritime Electric is piloting a project to increase
the availability of substation data to company engineers, maintenance
personnel and corporate planning departments. SUBNET has been chosen to
integrate an intelligent, unified and evolvable substation architecture.
Operational and non-operational data will be available to authorized personnel
without stranding Maritime Electric's investments in field or IT
    Making use of two of SUBNET's flagship products,
SubstationSERVER.NET(TM), and Substation Explorer(TM), SUBNET will enable
Maritime Electric personnel to safely, securely and remotely view and manage
substation operations.
    "Most utilities can only access 10% of the data available in a
substation" says Travis Jaffray, Senior Systems Specialist at SUBNET.
"Accessing 100% of the data enables companies to streamline processes. For
example, integrating functions associated with substations and work at the
enterprise level empowers the work force to manage assets proactively rather
than reactively."
    The project is scheduled to be completed by late 2009.

    About Maritime Electric

    Since 1918, Maritime Electric has delivered electricity to Islanders,
providing the most reliable service at the lowest possible cost, while
maintaining a high level of customer service. The Company is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Fortis Properties Corporation; a wholly owned subsidiary of
Fortis Inc. Maritime Electric owns and operates a fully integrated system
providing for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity to
approximately 90% of customers on Prince Edward Island.

    About SUBNET

    SUBNET Solutions Inc. is a global software solutions provider for
electric utilities. SUBNET is Making Substations More Intelligent(R) by
creating secure, reliable and NERC CIP compliant data networks available to
operations and the enterprise. Over 150 utilities rely on SUBNET software to
safely manage and monitor substations that deliver electricity to customers.
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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Brian Neufeld, Corporate
Communications Director, SUBNET Solutions Inc., Tel: (403) 270-8885; Kim
Griffin, Manager, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Maritime Electric
Company Limited, Tel: (902) 629-3683

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