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East Penn Receives 2013 PA Governor's Award for Outstanding Environmental Excellence

April 4, 2013

East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. is proud to be recognized by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council as a recipient of the 2013 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. These awards highlight the best in environmental innovation and expertise throughout the Commonwealth. This honor was given to East Penn for the Company’s advanced battery energy storage system demonstration, located on its large Lyon Station, PA manufacturing complex.

The project is currently providing ancillary services to the Pennsylvania-Jersey-Maryland (PJM) Interconnection, the largest Regional Transmission Organization/Independent System Operator in the U.S. It is the second project to belaunched out of 16 energy storage projects selected by the Department of Energy underits Smart Grid Storage Demonstration Program under the American Recovery andReinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009.

This advanced battery system, integrated through East Penn’s subsidiary Ecoult,will help offset the need of fossil fuel powered, grid scale energy generation stations that have negative environmental impacts and are less efficient. It will also lower cost provision of frequency regulation and demand management service through an increased efficiency in grid operations. The system is powered by the ground-breaking Deka® UltraBattery® technology manufactured on-site.

Sally Miksiewicz, East Penn CEO, said: “We are extremely honored to be a recipient of this award. This project clearly demonstrates the ability of UltraBattery® technology, integrated with Ecoult’s complete energy storage solution, to enhance the reliability and efficiency of the electrical grid. As we embrace the utilization of advanced energy storage systems and its role in helping to conserve energy, we will make significant strides toward managing energy in a cleaner, more efficient way.”

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the automotive, commercial, marine, motive power, UPS, and telecommunication markets. The company’s quality and environmental systems for its entire 520-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949:2009, and ISO 14001:2004 requirements.  For more information contact East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, PA 19536 or visit the company web site at www.dekabatteries.com.

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