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Maritime Electric Chooses SUBNET Solutions for Substation Pilot Project

SUBNET Solutions Inc. | June 2, 2009

SUBNET Solutions Inc. (SUBNET) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Maritime Electric Company Limited to execute a pilot project to automate the electric company’s Sherbrook and Bedeque substations.

Maritime Electric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc, currently delivers electricity to 72,800 customers across the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island.

In an effort to maintain their commitment to providing customers with a reliable energy source, Maritime Electric is piloting a project to increase the availability of substation data to company engineers, maintenance personnel and corporate planning departments. SUBNET has been chosen to integrate an intelligent, unified and evolvable substation architecture. Operational and non-operational data will be available to authorized personnel without stranding Maritime Electric’s investments in field or IT infrastructure.

Making use of two of SUBNET’s flagship products, SubstationSERVER.NET™, and Substation Explorer™, SUBNET will enable Maritime Electric personnel to safely, securely and remotely view and manage substation operations.

“Most utilities can only access 10% of the data available in a substation” says Travis Jaffray, Senior Systems Specialist at SUBNET. “Accessing 100% of the data enables companies to streamline processes. For example, integrating functions associated with substations and work at the enterprise level empowers the work force to manage assets proactively rather than reactively.”

The project is scheduled to be completed by late 2009.

About Maritime Electric
Since 1918, Maritime Electric has delivered electricity to Islanders, providing the most reliable service at the lowest possible cost, while maintaining a high level of customer service. The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Properties Corporation; a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc.  Maritime Electric owns and operates a fully integrated system providing for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity to approximately 90% of customers on Prince Edward Island.

SUBNET Solutions Inc. is a global software solutions provider for electric utilities. SUBNET is Making Substations More Intelligent® by creating secure, reliable and NERC CIP compliant data networks available to operations and the enterprise. Over 150 utilities rely on SUBNET software to safely manage and monitor substations that deliver electricity to customers. Visit for more information.

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Media Contact

Brian Neufeld
Corporate Communications Director
SUBNET Solutions Inc.
Tel: 1.403.270.8885

Kim Griffin
Manager, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Maritime Electric Company Limited
Tel: 1.902.629.3683

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