LAKE FOREST, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 9, 2001—Operation Technology Inc. (OTI) and GE Enter Software LLC (GE Enter Software) have begun work on a project to provide a complete online electrical distribution and thermodynamic performance monitoring and optimization system to the Cogeneration Public Co. Ltd., Thai Cogeneration Co. Ltd. and MTP Cogeneration Co. Ltd. (collectively referred to as “COCO”).

The project will combine the online monitoring and power system analysis technologies of OTI with GE Enter Software’s expertise in online thermodynamic performance monitoring and optimization. GE Enter Software’s EfficiencyMap™ System and OTI’s PSMS™ are being implemented at the COCO I, II and III plants in the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate at Muang, Rayong Province, Thailand. The combined power capacity of these plants totals 770 MW.

OTI President Farrokh Shokooh commented, “We believe the combination of OTI’s PowerStation Management System (PSMS) monitoring, simulation and supervisory control capabilities with the ability of GE Enter Software’s EfficiencyMap™ Performance Monitoring & Optimization System to deliver plant thermodynamics solutions will help COCO enhance efficiency, reliability and safety while realizing significant long-term cost savings.”

The COCO project is the second joint effort of OTI and GE Enter Software, following their groundbreaking online monitoring system undertaking at Aramco’s Ras Tanura Refinery in Saudi Arabia.

GE Enter Software LLC

Started in 1988, GE Enter Software is an international engineering software and consulting firm. GE Enter focuses on increasing efficiency of gas turbine engine- and fossil boiler-based power systems at the design stage by using flexible GateCycle™ software heat balance simulation program, at the operation stage by using EfficiencyMap™ program and the Optimizer™ software, and by writing customized programs for specific clients’ requirements.

GE Enter Software, was formed in July 1999, when GE Power Systems acquired a majority interest in Enter Software Inc.

Operation Technology Inc.

Incorporated in 1986, OTI has widespread experience in the design, analysis and operation of electric power systems. OTI’s ETAP® PowerStation® software is the foremost tool for state-of-the-art power system design and analysis. OTI is an ISO 9001 registered firm and is the developer of the first electrical power system analysis software to be approved for use in high-impact (nuclear) applications.

OTI’s PowerStation Management System™, (PSMS™), is an intelligent PC-based energy management software for real-time (online) applications used in a wide range of industrial facilities, power utility systems and generation plants. OTI has headquarters in the heart of Orange County, Calif.’s “Tech Coast.” For more information on OTI’s products and services, visit www.etap.com.