PITTSBURGH, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BPL Global®, Ltd. (BPLG), a smart grid technology company, announced today that Jeff Tolnar, CTO of BPLG, has been recognized as a top CTO in the new book CTOs at Work authored by Scott Donaldson, Dr. Stanley Siegel and Gary Donaldson. CTOs at Work presents interviews with some of the world's most influential and successful CTOs, providing perspectives revealed by their day-to-day work. The book offers insights into the present and future of CTOs in organizations around the world.
"We selected CTOs that excel in envisioning, developing and applying innovative technology that directly contributes to the success of their companies," said Scott Donaldson, CTO of SAIC's Health, Energy and Civil Solutions Group and one of the co-authors of CTOs at Work. "Jeff's vision of a platform approach to the smart grid combined with leading smart grid applications and the company's ability to translate that vision into products that are transforming the electric utility industry on a global scale made his story one that we wanted to share."
BPLG's vision is to lead the transformation of electrical networks to efficiently and reliably manage the growing array of energy resources at the edge of the grid. The way that the electrical network has operated in the past is changing. More and more managed load, energy storage, electric vehicle charging, renewables and distributed generation are being deployed at the edge of the grid. These distributed energy resources (DER), impact power flow, energy efficiency, delivery reliability and safety, creating a much more complex grid for utilities to manage.
"It's an honor to be included in CTOs at Work. Years ago, BPLG envisioned a suite of solutions cohesively operating on a common platform to improve the intelligence of electric grids worldwide," said Jeff Tolnar, CTO of BPLG. "We've worked with leading electric utilities to deliver and deploy our innovative technology enabling them to improve reliability and efficiency while positioning them for the growing array of distributed energy resources transforming their grids. We are proud to say that BPLG is now delivering intelligent grid solutions on five continents and to many of the largest utilities in the US, Europe and China."
BPLG's differentiation is in the ability of its smart grid solutions to collaborate across the grid, realizing the value of an integrated smart grid. The company provides a leading suite of innovative smart grid solutions for advanced distribution automation from substations through customer premises. Operating on the company's Power SG® smart grid platform, BPLG's distribution solutions integrate management of distributed energy resources (DER) including managed load, energy storage, electric vehicle charging, renewables and distributed generation. The company's substation solutions include its market leading transformer monitors as well as substation automation.
Published by Apress, you can learn more about CTOs at Work at their website – www.apress.com.
About BPL Global
BPL Global® (BPLG) provides electric utilities with a suite of smart grid solutions for advanced distribution automation from substations through customer premises. Electrical networks are transforming with a growing array of distributed energy resources (DER) at the edge. The DER Buildout™ underway includes managed load, energy storage, renewables and distributed generation. Our solutions collaborate across the grid to enable the DER Buildout, helping utilities increase efficiency and reliability to improve their financial, operational and environmental performance. BPLG combines our experience in applying smart grid solutions with our market-leading technology to successfully serve leading utilities around the world. www.bplglobal.net
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