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BPL Global Named Green Technology Tech 50 Award Winner

BPL Global, a Tech 50 Awards finalist, named winner of the Green Technology category by the Pittsburgh Technology Council

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- BPL Global(R), Ltd. (BPLG), a smart grid technology company dedicated to leading the transformation of energy efficiency and reliability, gains recognition by the Pittsburgh Technology Council as the winner of the Green Technology category. BPLG, earlier named one of the top 50 companies in southwestern Pennsylvania's technology sector, earned the additional distinction as one of seven categories winners.

The Pittsburgh Technology Council's annual Tech 50 Awards recognize southwestern Pennsylvania's highest-achieving, most revolutionary members of the technology sector, the cream of the crop. Tech 50 companies are pioneering, compelling businesses with a knack for excellence. Companies in the Green Technology category were evaluated based on revenue growth and technology that improves operations, increases efficiency and promotes sustainability while reducing energy consumption, waste, pollution and operational costs.

"It's a prestigious honor to win Pittsburgh's Technology Council's Green Technology award," said Keith Schaefer, CEO of BPLG. "It is a testament to the partnerships we have with our customers, our investors and our people. Together, we have collaborated to develop a leading, integrated smart grid solution that addresses the critical energy efficiency and reliability needs facing utilities around the globe."

In his acceptance speech, Keith Schaefer also emphasized that BPL Global did not achieve this distinction alone. "The active support of a community of Pittsburgh companies and universities dedicated to building the high-growth technology sector has played a vital role in accelerating our business growth," said Schaefer. "I want to recognize and personally thank Duquesne Light, Novitas Capital, Innovation Works, Buchanan Ingersoll, Ernst & Young, PNC, Garrison Hughes, the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the University of Pittsburgh for partnering with us to build a great global company."

BPLG offers electric utilities software-based solutions and services that run on our Power SG(R) software platform. This approach allows utilities to sequence deployment of and integrated set of smart grid solutions within a unified architecture. We provide solutions from generation through the customer premise to more efficiently manage demand, integrate distributed energy resources, improve service reliability, and optimize cost and capital productivity. Our software platform integrates easily with systems within the enterprise to leverage data from all applications to maximize value.

About BPL Global

BPL Global, Ltd. (BPLG) is a smart grid technology company dedicated to leading the transformation of energy efficiency and reliability. The company provides software solutions and services to electric utilities enabling an intelligent grid to more efficiently manage demand, integrate distributed energy resources, improve service reliability, and optimize cost and capital productivity. BPL Global partners with local utilities, Internet service providers, equipment suppliers and financiers to create end-to-end solutions integrating the best in software, communications, hardware and managed services to aggressively deploy smart grid solutions around the world. Part of the clean technology sector of the electric utility industry, our applications provide the critical foundation for a coordinated, intelligent grid to deliver energy more efficiently and reliably for a greener environment. http://www.bplglobal.net .

SOURCE BPL Global, Ltd.

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