Tendril CEO Adrian Tuck Receives GridWeek Award for Outstanding Leadership in Advancing the Smart Grid

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Tendril Only Technology Vendor Recognized by GridWeek Leadership Awards Committee

BOULDER, Colo., Sep 14, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Adrian Tuck, CEO of Tendril, was presented with the Award for Outstanding Leadership in Advancing the Smart Grid at a celebration hosted by GridWeek in Washington, DC, today. The award recognizes an individual who has routinely shown a commitment to the progress of Smart Grid deployment.

Tuck has been a long-time proponent of the Smart Grid, dating back to his time spent as CEO of Ember, a leading semiconductor provider to the Smart Grid, and later exemplified through his work on the development of the ZigBee standards and his tenure as the vice chair of the ZigBee Alliance.

"To advance the vision of a smarter energy future, we need collaborative leaders who think creatively, take risks and develop tangible value for our society," said Anto Budiardjo, president, Clasma Events. "The winners of this year's GridWeek Leadership Awards represent these ideals, and all can claim significant and tangible accomplishments that are helping drive the Smart Grid."

The selection committee for the 2011 GridWeek Leadership Awards consisted of representatives from GridWeek's 14 major partner organizations, which represent different Smart Grid sectors across the industry.

"Receiving this award reinforces Tendril's commitment to, and my specific passion for developing technology that changes the way the world engages with energy and contributes to the creation of a modernized, more efficient and sustainable grid," said Adrian Tuck, CEO of Tendril. "This industry is in the midst of transformational, positive change. We're proud to be a part of this change and I am honored that Tendril's development of an open standards-based cloud platform that connects energy service providers, consumers and the emerging ecosystem of smart applications, appliances, vehicles and other devices has been recognized by the GridWeek committee."

Today's announcement follows on the heels of significant momentum at Tendril the past year, including: the launch of the Tendril Connect(TM) Platform Application Developer Program, which will allow select developers to build on the Tendril Connect cloud platform; a recently announced partnership with Vivint, a leader in home automation; a strategic partnership with and investment from Siemens; beginning shipments of Tendril Energize to several energy service providers; Origin Energy, the leading Australian integrated energy company's selection of Tendril Energize for its customer base; the opening of an office in Melbourne; an alliance with Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading appliance manufacturer, to enable the roll-out of smart appliances with Tendril Connect; and the 2010 acquisition of GroundedPower, a pioneer in consumer engagement grounded in behavioral science.

About Tendril

Tendril provides the cloud platform for the energy industry, delivering end-to-end consumer engagement products, applications and services powered by Tendril Connect(TM)--an open, secure and scalable platform that takes the complexity out of the Energy Internet and creates a dialogue between energy service providers and their customers. Delivering consumer engagement software, in-home products and applications as well as easy to integrate utility solutions such as Demand Response and Energy Efficiency, Tendril offers unparalleled insight into energy decisions, making the Energy Marketplace a reality. The company is venture backed by VantagePoint Venture Partners, Siemens Venture Capital (SVC), Good Energies, RRE Ventures and GE. For more information, visit www.tendrilinc.com .

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