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WAUKESHA, WI, January 27, 2011 - Cooper Power Systems, a division of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), today announces an agreement with Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), Newark, New Jersey, to provide a demand response solution targeted to provide 150 MW of demand reduction. PSE&G will upgrade existing load control switches with a retrofit board and begin installing programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) with a planned implementation of at least 200,000 devices controlling air conditioning (A/C) units throughout the utility’s service territory.

“Cooper Power Systems’ demonstrated their commitment to their customers when they fast-tracked a development solution to meet our immediate needs,” said John Veprek, program director at PSE&G. “Following a thorough evaluation of the available technologies and taking into account our experience with different vendors, we were confident in Cooper Power Systems ability to continue to provide industry-leading technologies as we roll out our program.”

The planned implementation is for a four-year roll out and includes a hosted Yukon advanced energy services platform to control the devices using commercial VHF paging networks. The technology in the load control switches and PCTs learns the behavior of the A/C units in order to maximize demand relief during a control event.

“This win represents another significant Utility endorsement of our demand response software and our ability to quickly respond to customer needs,” said Tom Pitstick, vice president and general manager of the Energy Automation Solutions division at Cooper Power Systems. “Because Cooper is a trusted Smart Grid provider, PSE&G selected our solution knowing we could quickly begin delivering their 150 MW demand response program with a proven solution and a proven Smart Grid.”

About PSE&G
PSE&G is a regulated public utility company engaged in the transmission and distribution of gas and electricity to nearly three quarters of New Jersey's population. Our service territory covers approximately 2,600 square miles and services 2.1 million electric and 1.7 million gas customers.

Cooper Power Systems: Commitment to Smart Grid
Cooper Power Systems has long been a provider of comprehensive reliability and productivity solutions for utility, commercial, and industrial customers. The EAS group within Cooper Power Systems is a leading provider of innovative smart grid technologies and solutions that enable customers to 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.

About Cooper Power Systems
Cooper Power Systems, Inc., with 2009 revenues of approximately $1.1 billion, is a division of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE). Cooper Power Systems is a global manufacturer of world-class power delivery and reliability solutions for the electrical and industrial markets. Through its Energy Automation Solutions group, it 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 or www.cooperpowereas.com.

About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2009 revenues of $5.1 billion, approximately eighty-nine percent of which are from electrical products. Founded in 1833, Cooper's sustained level of success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation, evolving business practices while maintaining the highest ethical standards, and meeting customer needs. The Company has eight operating divisions with leading market share 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 2009, sixty-one percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and thirty-nine percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2009. For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.


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