Cooper Power Systems Yukon Software 5.3 Enhances Functionality for Two-Way Devices and Demand Response

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The Cooper Power Systems Yukon™ Advanced Energy Services software platform release 5.3 continues the company’s commitment to a Smarter Grid with the following enhanced functionality:

The Integrated Volt/Var (IVVC) Application now supports per phase voltage regulation as well as a Web-based operational dashboard. The IVVC application and traditional capacitor bank control application are available as part of the Yukon Volt/Var Management Solution;

Advanced Metering Infrastructure Solution now supports a blended communication approach utilizing the advantages of RF-Mesh, PLC, and cellular communications technologies; and

Demand Response Management Solution (DRMS) now supports Cooper Power Systems line of ZigBee SEP 1.1-based devices such as the next generation UtilityPRO® thermostat with 7-day programming for control and data acquisition using the IP-based Digi Gateway and iDigi® Cloud Services.

Cooper Power Systems, leader in electrical power delivery efficiency, productivity, and reliability solutions, has implemented Yukon software at more than 300 cooperative, municipal, and investor-owned utilities across North America. Cooper Power Systems taps into this broad user base to drive a technology roadmap of innovative solutions and industry leading end-to-end devices to create a single, secure software platform to meet the many needs of the modern utility.

“We continue to invest in the ongoing development of our advanced energy services software platform—supporting the innovative automation solutions and industry leading end-to-end devices to meet the requirements of today’s utilities and utility customers,” said Mark Thurman, president, Cooper Power Systems, a subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE). “Utilities continue to select Yukon software to support the evolution of their Smart Grid roadmap.”

Yukon 5.3 is available for general release, and current Yukon customers have already begun upgrading to the new version.

For more information on Cooper Power Systems end-to-end automation solutions, please visit www.cooperpower.com.

Editor’s Note: For additional information, contact Mike Petrasek of Burson-Marsteller at (412) 394-6611 or michael.petrasek@bm.com.

About Cooper Power Systems

Cooper Power Systems, with 2010 revenues of approximately $1.2 billion, is a subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), and a global manufacturer of world-class power delivery and reliability solutions for the utility, commercial, and industrial markets. Cooper Power Systems is a leading provider of innovative Smart Grid technologies that optimize electrical grid performance. These solutions include Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Demand Response (DR), Smart Sensors, Power Systems Engineering Software and Services, Substation Automation, and Feeder Automation. The company is also a leading provider of software, communications and integration solutions that enable customers to increase productivity, improve system reliability, and reduce costs. For more information, please visit www.cooperpower.com.

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion. Founded in 1833 Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions and world-class products and brands, including Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2011 fifty-nine percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 24 countries as of 2011. For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.

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