Oil Industry Expert Robert E. McKee III Joins Acorn Energy Board of Directors

May 13, 2013, 14:00 ET from Acorn Energy, Inc.

WILMINGTON, Del., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorn Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACFN) today announced that Robert McKee has joined its board of directors having been elected at the May 8, 2013 directors' meeting.

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Christopher Clouser, Chairman of the Acorn Energy Board of Directors, stated, "Rob McKee is a widely recognized and experienced energy industry expert both domestically and internationally. He brings a tremendous background and a broad understanding of energy technologies and customer needs to our Board. We are pleased he has chosen to join with us during these exciting times for Acorn Energy."

Mr. McKee had a 37 year career at ConocoPhillips and Conoco, Inc., including 10 years as Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production (1992-2002).  He was the senior oil advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority and the Iraqi Oil Ministry in Iraq to manage the rebuilding of its oil industry from September 2003 to March 2004. He is also a Director of QEP Resources, an unconventional oil driller with a $5 billion market capitalization, Post Oak Bank and a board member on the Colorado School of Mines Foundation.

"Rob brings a perspective of a decision maker at a major oil company as well as experiences after his retirement of bringing new oilfield technologies to market. We are excited to benefit from his advice on US Seismic's go-to-market strategy," said John Moore CEO of Acorn Energy.

About Acorn Energy, Inc. Acorn Energy, Inc. is a holding company whose four portfolio companies help their customers achieve greater productivity, reliability, security, and efficiency—factors which can lead to greater profitability.  GridSense—provides monitoring for all critical points along the electricity delivery system. OMNIMETRIX—remotely monitors emergency back-up power generation systems to increase their reliability. US Seismic—supplies fiber optic sensing solutions to increase oil/gas production and lower costs. DSIT—provides security solutions from underwater threats to naval and marine based energy assets.  For more information visit: http://www.acornenergy.com.

Safe Harbor Statement This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. There is no assurance that Acorn Energy, Inc. or its operating companies will continue to grow their respective businesses, or that any of them will meet the expectations or execute the initiatives described or referred to above. A complete discussion of the risks and uncertainties which may affect Acorn Energy's business generally and the businesses of its subsidiaries is included in "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Investor Contact: Paul G. Henning Cameron Associates (212) 554-5462 Paul@cameronassoc.com

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