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Another Six Plant Owners Selected SoftSmiths GenScheduler

Houston, TX. – December 17, 2013 – SoftSmiths, Inc., a leading energy software solutions and services company, today announced that the six owners/participants of the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, Avista Corporation, NorthWestern Energy, PacifiCorp Energy, Portland General Electric, PPL Montana and Puget Sound Energy, have selected SoftSmiths GenScheduler to improve the generation scheduling process and communication of all generation requests between the participants and the Colstrip plant.

The Colstrip Steam Electric Station, east of Billings Montana, is a multi-owner coal fired power generation facility that consists of four (4) independent generation units and capable of producing a total of up to 2,094 megawatts. PPL Montana operates the Colstrip Steam Electric Station on behalf of the six owner/participants.

SoftSmiths GenScheduler is replacing a manual scheduling system with a state-of-the-art integrated web-based solution that will enable all parties to maintain the required efficiencies in the face of market changes. Used by the Colstrip Steam Electric Station Owners, Plant Schedulers, Energy Traders and Plant Operators, the SoftSmiths GenScheduler system will support flexible generation scheduling intervals, capacity and generation scheduling requests, integrated approval and alert mechanisms, as well as direct integration with external energy trading and scheduling systems.

"Utilities are increasingly dependent of advanced business technology solutions which boost efficiency, reduce cost and improve productivity," said Larry Stone Director of Development at SoftSmiths. "GenScheduler offers exactly that to Joint Owners and/or multiple participants of power generation plants, such as Colstrip Stream Station. We are delighted to welcome them as our latest customers."

About SoftSmiths

SoftSmiths, Inc. is a leader in enterprise-class, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for energy businesses, combining a lower cost of ownership with an innovative approach to business applications. SoftSmiths applications process more than 75 billion kilowatt hours per year for its clients in North America. SoftSmiths delivers energy trading, operations, and settlement solutions designed for today's energy marketing and load serving organizations and the way they conduct their business. Delivered in the cloud leveraging a modern technology platform, SoftSmiths offers a fresh alternative to legacy ETRM systems. Visit us at http://www.softsmiths.com.

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