PPL Corporation selects Matrikon(TM) Suite to deliver data visualization for its Equipment Reliability and Performance Center


    -   Web-based portal provides data visualization, data access and
        collaboration capabilities which serve as the integration layer and
        core of the ERPC
    -   Integrates all equipment information for single click access
    -   Integrated data enables event detection and notification to prevent
        downtime, reduce overall equipment cost and ensure reliable power
    -   Combines data from multiple analysis packages to provide a single
        view dashboard for monitoring equipment performance and reliability

    EDMONTON, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - Matrikon (TSX:MTK) is pleased to announce that
PPL Corporation has selected Matrikon Suite to provide an integrated platform
for asset management and data visualization for its equipment reliability and
performance center (ERPC), a "virtual" centralized monitoring facility which
will initially cover two PPL fossil fuel plants in Pennsylvania.
    The solution includes a variety of Matrikon products, including
Operational Insight, Alarm Manager, various OPC interfaces and Resolution(TM):
Intelligent Plant Data Model, to monitor equipment performance and
reliability. The monitoring information will be made available to both plant
and central office engineering staff.
    Dennis Murphy, V.P. of Eastern Fossil & Hydro Generation, PPL Corporation
stated: "A consistent, cross-plant approach to information management will
enable improved availability and operational performance to maintain reliable
and economic power generation. Armed with relevant information, our team of
plant and home-office staff can make informed decisions that will lead to
greater generating efficiency and reduced overall equipment costs."
    In addition to providing on-going analysis of equipment health and plant
operating efficiency, the ERPC staff will also review plant shut-downs and
    "We are pleased to be a part of PPL's vision for driving equipment
reliability and performance," said Nizar J. Somji, president & CEO. "It is
always exciting to work with a company that recognizes that technology, used
in an innovative way, can continue to improve their results."

    About PPL

    PPL Corporation (NYSE:  PPL), headquartered in Allentown, Pa., controls
more than 11,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells
energy in key U.S. markets and delivers electricity to more than 4 million
customers in Pennsylvania, the United Kingdom and Latin America.

    About Matrikon

    Matrikon is a leading provider of industrial intelligence solutions that
enable manufacturing plants to achieve operational excellence by transforming
production data into knowledge to predict and prevent problems and optimize
operations. Matrikon's customers achieve agile operations through the
combination of external market and plant data to make informed, intelligent
decisions in real-time. With offices in major cities throughout North America,
Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East and a global client base including
industry leaders in a wide range of process industries, Matrikon's reach is
    Matrikon and Resolution are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Matrikon Inc.

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For further information:

For further information: Nicole Sayler, Matrikon Investor Relations,
Phone: (780) 945-4010, nicole.sayler@matrikon.com

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