UtiliPoint Smart Grid Consultant Named One of the Most Influential People in Energy

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FierceEnergy Recognizes John Cooper as a “Fierce 15 Power Player” of 2011

UtiliPoint International, Inc.
Cooper’s influence in the industry has the potential to accelerate the penetration of new ideas and broaden the discussion to new parties...

John Cooper, Lead Consultant for Smart Grid at UtiliPoint International, Inc. has been named to the FierceEnergy “Fierce 15 Power Players” list, recognizing him as one of 15 most influential people in energy this year. FierceEnergy editors evaluated hundreds of individuals, and found Cooper to be one of the “fiercest” in the utilities and energy industry, as demonstrated by his creativity and innovations in the marketplace.

“Cooper’s influence in the industry has the potential to accelerate the penetration of new ideas and broaden the discussion to new parties, leading to a less risky, more rapid deployment of a modern energy ecosystem,” said FierceEnergy Editor Barbara L. Vergetis Lundin.

The list is a compilation of individuals who have made a significant impact on Smart Grid technology, have shaped the discussions we have about energy, and who continue to lead customers through the complex and ever-changing world of the energy industry. Considerations are based on a variety of factors, including industry nominations and recommendations, regulatory influence, business savvy, leadership, and technical expertise.

“I’m thrilled beyond imagination to gain recognition and exposure for our work and concepts,” said Cooper. “I will use this recognition to promote a more expansive view of smart grid and energy worldwide. We have a long way to go, and our journey begins with more open minds and new perspectives.”

With over 20 years in the utilities and energy industry, Cooper has amassed specialized expertise in business development and consulting at innovative electric and telecommunications companies and has led key Smart Grid projects associated with utility IP networks, AMI, distributed generation, demand response, energy efficiency, virtual power plants, utility-scale energy storage and more. In addition to working with UtiliPoint on Smart Grid issues, Cooper is also president of Ecomergence (http://www.ecomergence.com) and is co-author of the recently published “The Advanced Smart Grid.” (http://www.theadvancedsmartgrid.com)

The FierceEnergy “Fierce 15” celebrates the spirit of being “fierce”— championing innovation and creativity, even in the face of intense competition. The complete list of winning companies is available on the FierceEnergy Web site at http://www.fierceenergy.com.

FierceEnergy, a daily email newsletter reaching more than 6,000 energy industry executives, provides readers with a quick, authoritative briefing on the day's top energy stories, including new trends and technologies.

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FierceMarkets, a leader in B2B e-media, provides information and marketing services in the Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Healthcare, IT, and Finance industries through its portfolio of e-mail newsletters, Web sites, webinars, and live events. Every business day, FierceMarkets' wide array of publications reaches more than 1,200,000 executives in over 100 countries. FierceMarkets was acquired in January 2008 by Questex Media Group (http://www.questex.com), a global diversified b-to-b media provider headquartered in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit http://www.fiercemarkets.com.

About UtiliPoint International, Inc.
For more than 75 years, UtiliPoint International®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Midas Medici Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:MMED), has been a trusted source of insight into the energy and utilities industry. With more than 500 clients worldwide, we are the leading provider of research and advisory services for the energy sector. Our company is comprised of industry experts from around the world with diverse backgrounds in Smart Grid, utility generation, transmission and distribution, retail markets, mergers and acquisitions, new technologies, venture capital, information technology, outsourcing, renewable energy, regulatory affairs and international issues. UtiliPoint International, Inc. is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Visit UtiliPoint online at http://www.UtiliPoint.com.

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