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Vendor Neutral

Fortnightly Magazine - August 2011

released GridPoint Energy Manager, a platform for enterprise and utility energy management. The platform allows integration and control of energy endpoints, including building systems, solar arrays, electric vehicles and home energy management technologies, and provides energy-use information and analysis.

Enterprise Software

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) selected Dell’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Perot Systems Government Services (PSGS) , a unit of Dell Services, to provide a full scope of information technology services as well as hardware, enterprise, and software products. The program will aid the commission in planning, directing, and overseeing the delivery of centralized and efficient information technology infrastructure and information management services. Under the six-year, $252 million contract, Dell Services will operate, maintain and enhance a comprehensive, agency-wide IT infrastructure for the NRC’s Office of Information Systems.

Voith IT Solutions selected Mariner as a key technical resource for its internal IT consulting organization. Mariner will provide consulting, development, deployment, adoption, implementation and support services for Voith’s Microsoft data, application and office productivity platforms.

Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) chose Networkfleet’s telematics solution and AssetWorks FleetFocus asset management software to track GPS location and report on maintenance issues for 400 utility service vehicles. BGE intends to use the system to streamline maintenance scheduling and reduce vehicle downtime.

Lockheed Martin introduced Palisade, a new cyber security solution tailored for the energy industry. Palisade provides threat detection and forensic tools that help utilities defend and maintain their networks.


Glen S. Bernstein joined Morgan Lewis as partner in its energy practice office in Washington, D.C. As outside counsel to numerous energy providers, he has handled federal and state energy litigation, argued at the trial and appellate levels, defended companies in enforcement actions, and assisted numerous clients in establishing structures for transactions that satisfy Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other regulatory requirements.

Alstom made a series of executive changes. Philippe Joubert was appointed deputy CEO. Since March 2009, he was power sector president for Alstom. Philippe Cochet , currently senior v.p., hydro and wind, was appointed thermal power president and executive v.p. of Alstom. Jérôme Pécresse , formerly of Imerys, joins Alstom as renewable power sector president and Alstom executive v.p. Henri Poupart-Lafarge , currently executive v.p. of Alstom and grid sector president, was appointed transport sector president. Grégoire Poux-Guillaume , a former Alstom manager, leaves CVC Capital Partners to return to Alstom. He was appointed grid sector president and Alstom executive v.p.