ABB Press Release -- May 18, 2010 ABB launches ServiceGridSM for complete service to support the Smart Grid Power generation and delivery infrastructures greatly enhanced with comprehensive service solution for energy providers Houston, Texas, May 18, 2010 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, today announced the release of ServiceGridSM, a comprehensive service solution which provides advanced support for the control system and connected assets for a smart gridcompliant network. This new ServiceGrid solution provides application, technical, product and site support along with management and full-time support from a trained technical account manager. ServiceGrid is designed to provide the operation and maintenance component of the power delivery infrastructure with the necessary support backed by years of industry experience. A designated Technical Account Manager (TAM) works to enhance the utilization and productivity of assets, processes and people to improve plant performance, increase uptime and reliability, reduce total cost of ownership allowing for informed decision making, and improved human performance. For more information, please visit www.abb.com/powergeneration. This announcement was made at the ABB Automation and Power World event, ABB’s annual premier Automation and Power Technology customer event. ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 117,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ about 12,000 people in 20 manufacturing and other major facilities.