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Alstom Works with Microsoft to Launch High-Performance Solutions for the Power Industry

Posted on February 12, 2009

Alstom Power’s Energy Management Business (EMB) today announced it will collaborate with Microsoft to deliver the next generation of high-performance information technology (IT) solutions for the power industry. This collaboration will incorporate leading-edge technologies to power the next generation of innovation in power plant solutions.

Alstom has chosen to work with Microsoft because of the innovation in its products and technologies as well as its proven performance, scalability, built-in security, speed and ease of development.

Alstom and Microsoft will collaborate in three areas: * Research and development in IT and power generation control platforms, both for conventional and renewable energy * Marketing of both companies’ products, including joint sales activities and communications programmes * Joint business initiatives to accelerate the integration of third-party software applications.

The first applications will allow the power plant control system to be integrated with business IT applications, thus perfecting power plant operation and maintenance. For end users, this means increased ease of application and significantly improved accuracy in decision-making. The use of Microsoft technologies will allow easier integration into IT applications in areas such as condition monitoring, plant simulation, trading and risk, and metering and settlements.

For more information: WWW.ALSTOM.COM

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