SEATTLE, WA, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MicroPlanet, (MP:TSXV &
MCTYF:OTC) a clean technology, energy conservation company, announced today
that the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), has released their
Advanced Technologies Evaluation Report dated December 2007. The report
demonstrates that MicroPlanet products reduced kWh energy consumption by
approximately 10% on air conditioning and lighting loads. The testing was
done over a 131 day period at a customer site.
The SMUD report concluded that MicroPlanet products manage line voltage
to optimal levels, improving the efficiency of air conditioning systems and
reducing the amount of energy necessary for operations. SMUD also concluded
that deploying MicroPlanet products can boost line voltage where it is low,
mitigating voltage flicker and improving the power factor.
According to the SMUD report, MicroPlanet products saved significant
amounts of energy and improved the power quality for their customers.
"Since the majority of California's summer peak electric demand is due to
residential air conditioning, SMUD was particularly interested in
evaluating the efficiency of air conditioning systems operating at lower
than typical utility line voltages," said Bruce Lisanti CEO of MicroPlanet.
"This report clearly demonstrates the potential of our advanced technology
to conserve energy."
"As a result of this report, SMUD is now looking at MicroPlanet's
products for their energy efficiency rebate programs. These programs
encourage energy conservation and can speed the large-scale adoption of our
technology in California. Both residential and commercial clients can
substantially reduce their energy consumption. Our customers can save
energy, lower their utility bills and help reduce greenhouse gas
emissions", said Lisanti.
MicroPlanet is working with more than 30 utilities worldwide, in
addition to many large commercial accounts. The company has installed over
600 systems in pilot programs, which continue to return very positive
results. 5-8% reductions in energy consumption in residential applications
and 5-12% in commercial environments are common without requiring any
changes in customer behavior patterns.
About Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Based in Sacramento, California, SMUD is the nation's sixth largest
community-owned electric utility in terms of customers served. SMUD
generates, transmits and distributes electric power to a 900-square-mile
service area. For more information about SMUD, go to www.smud.org
About MicroPlanet Technology Corp.
MicroPlanet's technology helps to reduce the total amount of energy we
need to produce by significantly increasing the efficiency of the electric
grid. MicroPlanet's products dynamically manage the voltage delivered to a
business or home to optimal levels, which saves energy, lowers electricity
bills and helps reduce greenhouse emissions. The Company's products also
reduce peak period demand and can improve utility services. MicroPlanet
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