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Edward H. Kennedy, president and CEO of electric utility service provider Tollgrade Communications Inc., has joined the board of directors of the GridWise Alliance, a coalition of companies and utilities advocating for the development of a smarter electricity grid.

Tollgrade notes that the company has taken an advocacy role within GridWise in the past year on the need for a more modern grid.

"The GridWise Alliance is a unique representation of all stakeholders - from manufacturers to utilities - pushing for modernization because it will make our grid and our nation as a whole stronger," comments Kennedy. "The caliber of the membership and their cumulative years of experience in the energy industry positions the GridWise Alliance as the trusted source of advocacy on all matters related to the smart grid."


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