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One of the Largest Electric Utilities in the U.S. to Leverage Real-Time KPIs Delivered to Mobile Devices

Transpara Corporation, a Gold-certified ISV (Independent Software Vendor) of OSIsoft, today announced that American Electric Power (AEP) has chosen its Visual KPI software as part of a pilot program to deliver Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to busy professionals at AEP. The program began in early May 2006 and will run until fall 2006.

The pilot is divided into two groups. The first group, employees of the commercial operations business, will be monitoring the status of AEP’s generation fleet as well as external business factors such as RTO prices. The second group, members of the IT staff, will use the web-based software to monitor the status of AEP networks and computing resources.

“The main thing we’re looking for is as fast notification of business-sensitive information as possible,” explained AEP’s Manager of Market Operations Support, Kevin Stogran. “Whether employees are in the office, away from their desktops in a meeting, or at home, this pilot program is bringing key information to their fingertips when they’re not sitting in front of their computer.”

Visual KPI is a web application that enables users in the process and utility industries to create and distribute real-time KPIs. Users can configure scorecards and KPIs and publish them for instant use by anyone in the organization or supply chain. Visual KPI supports dozens of different mobile devices, including the Blackberries and SmartPhones used by AEP.

About American Electric Power
American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 36,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2006.

About Transpara Corporation
Transpara provides web-based software to deliver real-time asset and operating information to mobile professionals, whether they are using a SmartPhone, Blackberry, PocketPC, Tablet PC, SharePoint Site, Desktop Browser or Smart Client. The software extends the benefits of OSIsoft’s RtPM Platform to put users directly in contact with the information they need to take action. Transpara is headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., and is a Gold Certified OSIsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV).

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