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ELSTER TO DEPLOY ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTION IN KAZAKHSTAN

Delivery of AMI solution for additional 45 high and medium voltage substations to boost performance and efficiency measures. 

ESSEN, Germany, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that Karagandy Zharyk, a regional distribution grid company supplying electricity to more than 1.5 million customers in central Kazakhstan, has chosen Elster to provide turn-key advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployment solutions for high and medium voltage substations. 

Elster Metronica, an Elster Group company, successfully completed an initial AMI deployment for Karagandy Zharyk in Kazakhstan in 2006. This initial deployment covered 42 substations (220/110 kV) in the region. 

Elster built the complete end-to-end solution, from engineering through deployment, and provided substantial customer service support. The customized solution included Elster software and equipment with the AlphaCENTER AMI head-end solution, remote transmission units from the 325 series and Alpha 1800 smart electricity meters. 

"We have seen exceptional results utilizing Elster's accurate and innovative solutions to better manage commercial and technical losses. Based on this success from our initial AMI deployment, we have selected Elster to further expand our AMI program to meet the requirements set by the governmental energy efficiency program," said Nurzhan Imanov, general manager of Karagandy Zharyk. 

The second stage of AMI deployment for Karagandy Zharyk will cover an additional 45 substations (110/35/10kV) in the area and is designed to enhance energy efficiency. The new deployment is expected to be completed by the end of 2011. 

"We are very pleased to build on our success with Karagandy Zharyk as they expand their AMI deployment and pave the way for the multi-utility system implementation they have planned in coming years," said Andrey Denisov, general manager of Elster Metronica. 

"We are also responding to customer demands by making our innovative AS300 electricity meter available for future projects," he added. 

About Elster
Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world's largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services - key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets. 

Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.