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Western Power Distribution Deploys Tollgrade LightHouse® Platform In The United Kingdom For Grid Modernization Project

About Western Power Distribution  Western Power Distribution is the electricity distribution network operator for the Midlands, South Wales and the South West. The company delivers electricity to more than 7.7 million customers over a 55,300 sq kms service area. Its network consists of 216,000 kms of overhead lines and underground cables, and 184,000 substations.

Ofgem's Low Carbon Networks Fund was established as part of its current price control arrangements for electricity distribution businesses (DNOs). It allows up to £500million of support between 2010 and 2015 to projects sponsored by companies that trial new technology, operating and commercial arrangements.

WPD now has five Tier Two projects and eleven of the 34 Tier One projects. This is more than any other UK Distribution Network Operator for both categories. Learn more at: www.westernpower.co.uk

About Powerline Technologies Limited Powerline Technologies Ltd is a leading solutions provider into the Broadband Power-Line Communications (BPC) and Smart Grid marketplace. Established in 2005, Powerline Technologies has successfully deployed products and services, with telephone operators and utilities, in the UK, Europe, Central America, Africa and Australasia/Pacific. Learn more about the company at www.powerline-technologies.com.

Tollgrade Media Contacts:  Cathy Clarke CNC Associates +1 617-527-2089(mobile) cathy@cncassocs.com

Kimberly M. Getgen Director, Smart Grid Technical Marketing Tollgrade Communications, Inc. +1 703-408-1571 (mobile) KGetgen@tollgrade.com

Western Power Distribution Media Contacts: Michael Clarke  Chief Communications Officer Western Power Distribution +44 01332 827464 mclarke1@westernpower.co.uk

Ben Godfrey Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer  Western Power Distribution +44 01332 827447  bgodfrey@westernpower.co.uk

 

SOURCE Tollgrade Communications, Inc.

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