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Alstom Grid delivers National Load Dispatch Center for Bhutan Power Corporation Limited

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Alstom Grid, through its Indian subsidiary Areva T&D India Limited*, has been awarded a contract by Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) to deliver a National Load Dispatch Center (NLDC). This NLDC represents the third largest national control center delivered by Alstom Grid in the region.

The project established a coordinated network management and control system between existing BPC substations, the Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC), other generating stations and the Indian national grid. Under the terms of the contract, Alstom delivers its world-leading e-terra suite of network management software applications to enable BPC to improve power reliability and stability, and better utilize power surplus.

The software will also coordinate Bhutans power exchange with the rest of the Indian grid. The fully automated energy management system has a scalable architecture that will allow BPC to easily adapt new smart grid technologies as needed.

This contract illustrates Bhutans sustained confidence in Alstoms innovative and advanced technology. This represents one more step in asserting Alstom Grids long-term commitment to delivering smart grid technologies and improving network efficiency, said Jean-Michel Cornille, Senior Vice-President, Grid Power Electronics and Automation at Alstom Grid.

Alstom Grids smart transmission technology manages today an important part of the electricity in the region, and in particular 70% of the power flow in Indias Grid. Previous references in the region include the successful deliveries of the NLDC in both India and Bangladesh.

*Important Note:

The high voltage activities described in this press release are under the operational control of Alstom Grid and carried out in India through Areva T&D India limited, a company publicly listed on the stock exchanges of India. On 7 June 2010, the global activities of Areva T&D were acquired by a consortium of Alstom and Schneider Electric. Following this acquisition, the High Voltage Transmission and the Power Electronics activities are to be carried on under the control of Alstom and the Medium Voltage activities under control of Schneider Electric.

In India on 3 December 2010, following the conclusion of a mandatory tender offer, Alstom and Schneider Electric announced that they had assumed operational control of Areva T&D India. The respective businesses will now be segregated in terms of a scheme of arrangement through a court process.

However, Areva T&D India will continue to operate under the Areva T&D name, until the appropriate judicial process has been completed according to Indian regulations.

About Alstom

Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world. It provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids.

The Group employs 92,700 people in 100 countries and had sales of 20.9 billion in 2010/11.

Alstom Grid has over 100 years of expertise in electrical grids. Whether for utilities or electro-intensive industries or facilitating the trading of energy, Alstom Grid brings power to its customers projects. Alstom Grid ranks among the top 3 in electrical transmission sector with an annual sales turnover of more than 4 billion. It has 20,000 employees and over 90 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide.

At the heart of the development of Smart Grid, Alstom Grid offers products, services and integrated energy management solutions across the full energy value chainfrom power generation, through transmission and distribution grids and to the large end user.

Press contacts

Emmanuelle Helleux: emmanuelle.helleux@alstom.com / Tel: +33 1 49 01 70 87

Aline Besselièvre: aline.besselievre@alstom.com / Tel: + 33 1 49 01 69 04

Pooja Thakran (Alstom Grid India): pooja.thakran@areva-td.com / Tel: +91 88 0099 4873

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