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GridPoint Corporate Overview

Proprietary & Confidential

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Utility Dilemma

Electric

Utilities

NIMBY Issues

Aging Infrastructure

Rising Prices

Emissions Standards

Peak Load Growth

GridPoint Corporate Overview

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The Smart Grid

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Internet
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based information technology can dramatically improve the
reliability and efficiency of the electric power grid

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Intelligent network of distributed demand and supply resources


technologies which store energy, produce power, or measure and
control load

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Utilities gain visibility and control through advanced informatics,
telematics and analytics at the edge of the grid

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Open architecture that easily integrates and controls new distributed
technologies (i.e. renewables, PHEVs, fuel cells)

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Consumers empowered with “online energy management” to reduce
energy consumption and cost

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Offers environmental benefits by reducing emissions and conserving
fuel and land resources

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Corporate Mission


GridPoint provides a Smart Grid platform that aligns the interests
of electric utilities, consumers and the environment through an
intelligent network of distributed resources that controls load,
stores energy and produces power.







GridPoint Corporate Overview

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GridPoint SmartGrid Platform

TWO
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WAY
NETWORK

Internet

AMI
Standards

ELECTRIC
UTILITY

GridPoint Control
Console

Operations

& Control

Center

Billing

& CRM

Systems

Load Measurement
& Control

Energy Storage
Integration

Renewables
Integration

PHEV Integration

GridPoint Customer
Portal

GridPoint Operations
Center

GridPoint Energy

Manager

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Portfolio of Utility Managed Assets

GridPoint
Control Console

GridPoint
Customer Portal

100%

50%

20%

5%

5%

10%

GridPoint

Operations Center

AMI

STANDARDS

GridPoint Corporate Overview

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GridPoint Control Console

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Provides utilities with direct
control over an intelligent
network of distributed energy
resources


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On
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demand or scheduled peak
event management


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Predict available capacity of stored
energy, load control and
distributed generation


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Provides information before,
during and after a peak
management event


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Can be integrated with utility
operations environment


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Customizable to specific utility
needs



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GridPoint Customer Portal

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Web
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based consumer portal
provides online energy
management services


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Provides detailed consumption
and conservation data


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Personal energy profile
automatically optimizes energy
consumption


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Online services

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Energy savings data

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Detailed production and
consumption data

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Utility rate schedules

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Environmental benefits

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Password protected

GridPoint Corporate Overview

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Reshaping the Load Duration Curve

GridPoint Corporate Overview

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Environmental Benefits

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Eliminate Need to Build New Peaking Power Plants

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Reduce Emissions and Pollutants


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related to generating electricity from peaking power plants

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Conserve Environmental Resources

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reduce the need for fuel and land resources required for centralized generation


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Fuel Mass Adoption of

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“Distributed” Renewable Energy

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transform residential and light commercial renewable energy systems into a utility asset

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Plug
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In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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reduce emissions caused by traditional motor vehicles


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Enable Consumers to Reduce Carbon Footprint

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reduce energy consumption through online energy management

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easily adopt renewable energy from a trusted source, their utility


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New Legislation Supports Smart Grid

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U.S. House & Senate

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passed energy bills this summer to support smart grid, e.g., creating new “Grid Modernization
Commission” to facilitate its creation, addressing critical issue of interoperability, providing
federal matching funds for smart grid projects, and promoting new regional demonstration
projects.


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U.S. Conference of Mayors

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passed resolution in July endorsing smart grid concepts, emerging technologies and policies,
and calling for digital automation of entire electric power supply system.


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GridWise Alliance

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goal to move U.S. electric grid into the information age, has been working on Capitol Hill and
with state and local groups to promote these changes. Members include utilities Duke Energy
and Austin Energy, high
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tech giants IBM and Cisco, and clean tech companies like GridPoint
and Ice Energy.

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Industry Perspectives on GridPoint

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AlwaysOn GoingGreen Top 100 Private Companies


Sept. 2007

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AlwaysOn GoingGreen Top 100 Private Companies recognized GridPoint as the number 1 company. The list
identifies the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the clean tech
industry.


Companies had to be peer
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nominated, with AlwaysOn receiving more than 500 nominations from
venture investors, investment bankers and other industry experts.


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Frost & Sullivan


Green Excellence Award



Sept. 2007

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GridPoint presents a set of value propositions nested together into the same product platform for both
consumers and utilities. While the consumer would benefit from renewable energy integration, backup power
and a bill reduction, the utilities in turn will benefit from a virtual peaking power plant. Deploying such a
system on a community
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wide basis will increase power availability both on demand reduction as well as
stored energy.


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Esther Dyson, author and technology visionary as quoted in
The Clean Tech Revolution



June 2007

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“GridPoint does for the utility grid what the Internet did for the telephone infrastructure. It allows it to grow
smarter and to scale easily by putting intelligence at the edges, instead of attempting to impose centralized
control.”


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Gartner


“Cool Vendors in Energy and Utilities 2007”



April 2007

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Gartner expects a significant percentage of new generation capacities to be introduced by end users in the
form of distributed energy resources, mostly using alternative and cleaner energy sources (such as solar and
wind). GridPoint’s solution can help integrate consumers in an intelligent, self
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healing grid.