LAFAYETTE, CA – July 15, 2009 – LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in deploying transport telecommunications systems, today announced the completion of a backup control center for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. The Tri-State control center is required by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) as part of the nationwide reliability initiative for all electrical utilities who are transmission operators.

The northern Colorado control center encompasses more than 3,000 squarefeet and consists of communications equipment, battery/UPS, dispatch and power marketing rooms. LightRiver was responsible for the network design, equipment logistics, infrastructure installation, testing, training and documentation of the whole center. This included multi-technology equipment from multiple vendors.

“LightRiver completed a turnkey, staged telecommunications job for us,” said Jeff Selman, Senior Manager of Transmission Systems Support for Tri-State. “Based on the multiple challenges and short timeframe of building the backup control center coupled with LightRiver’s technical expertise, ability to sweat the details and commitment to staying until the job is done, I thought they were a perfect fit for the project. And, I was not disappointed.”

“This project for Tri-State really allowed us to showcase the breadth of our expertise – from empty room to fully operating control center,” said Glenn Johansen, CEO of LightRiver Technologies.

For more information on the Tri-State backup control center project, please click here.

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About Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
Based in the Denver suburb of Westminster, Tri-State is the wholesale power supplier to 44 electric cooperatives and public power districts in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Nebraska. The member distribution systems serve nearly 593,000 consumer-meters, which translates to a population of approximately 1.4 million end-use consumers. For more information, please visit

About LightRiver Technologies, Inc.
LightRiver Technologies brings next generation solutions to Smart Grid Communications. An integrator of multi-vendor transport technologies, LightRiver is an expert in DWDM and T/ROADM, Packet Optical Transport, Connection-Oriented Ethernet, Carrier Ethernet as well as Multiservice SONET and Microwave Radio. LightRiver delivers unique value with turnkey solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care. For more information, please visit

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LightRiver Technologies, Inc.
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