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					                                                   Erlangen/Dortmund, Germany, November 10, 2008

Joint Press Release from Siemens and RWE


RWE Energy and Siemens kick off E-Energy joint project in a consortium with other
partners
Development and demonstration of decentrally networked energy systems for an E-Energy
marketplace of the future


On November 10, 2008, a consortium consisting of RWE Energy, Siemens Energy, ef.Ruhr
(Association of the Energy Technology Faculties of the Universities of Duisburg/Essen,
Bochum and Dortmund), Miele, SWK (Krefeld Group of Municipal Utilities) and ProSyst
began practical implementation of their joint project for the “Development and
demonstration of decentrally networked energy systems for the E-Energy marketplace of
the future”, or “E-DeMa” for short. In March of this year, the consortium was awarded a
prize in the “E-Energy” competition sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for
Economic Affairs and Technology to further develop this technology.


The project is focused on developing and implementing integrated concepts to harness and exploit
the optimization potential of information and communication technologies (ICT) in decentralized
electricity markets. “For us, further development of networks and power system management
through sophisticated communications technology in order to create a smart grid offers a great
opportunity. With this project we will show that together with our partners from the energy industry
and from research, we will use this opportunity to develop innovative ideas and to implement them
as well,” commented Ralf Christian, CEO of the Power Distribution Division in the Siemens Energy
Sector. “The project will allow us to meet the increasing demands on distribution networks due to
the growing number of decentralized feed-in points, and to counter political pressure to find
incentive systems for reducing energy consumption. This includes concrete measures for
improving power system management and concepts for new services and new product offerings
for domestic and commercial customers,” stated Dr. Joachim Schneider, a member of the Board of
Directors of RWE Energy.
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Siemens AG                                               Media Relations: Alfons Benzinger
Corporate Communications and Government Affairs          Phone: +49 9131 18-7034
Wittelsbacherplatz 2, 80333 Munich                       E-mail: alfons.benzinger@siemens.com
Germany                                                  Siemens AG
                                                         Energy Sector – Division Power Distribution
Reference Number: EPD200811.007 e fp                     Freyeslebenstr. 1, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
The project’s goal is to establish a marketplace for commercial and private electricity customers. In
the course of this project, these electricity customers will be linked via communications
technologies to an open electronic marketplace, and will thus be connected to energy traders,
distribution network operators and other active players within model regions. This will result in new
product offerings and services as private and commercial electricity customers play a more active
role in the market, and utilities develop expanded business models. Modern, reliable management
of power distribution networks, in-house applications as well as the acquisition and provision of
consumption data are all part of the scope of the project. The goal is to combine power technology
with information and communication technology to create an “energy information hub.” The pilot
projects will be implemented in the distribution network areas of RWE Rhein-Ruhr AG and SWK
Energie.


The German government’s E-Energy funding program is developing and testing new approaches
for optimizing the power supply through the use of modern information and communications
technologies (ICT) in six model regions. In the program, initiated by the German Federal Ministry
for Economic Affairs and Technology (BMWi), research and development activities have been
funded with a total of about EUR 60 million in interdepartmental partnership with the Federal
Ministry for Environment, Conservation and Reactor Safety (BMU). This mobilizes a total volume of
about EUR 140 million. E-Energy is intended to harness the optimization potential of ICT to
achieve greater cost-efficiency, supply reliability and climate and environmental compatibility in the
area of power supply. In this way, E-Energy will ensure substantial growth and employment
potential in Germany as an industrial base, and permanently reduce dependency on energy
imports.




The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions
for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas.
In fiscal 2007 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR20.3 billion and received
new orders totaling around EUR28.5 billion and posted a profit of EUR1.8 billion. The Energy Sector had a work force of
73,500 at the beginning of fiscal 2008. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.


RWE Energy is the RWE Group’s sales and grid company for Continental Europe. In a total of 12 regions, including six
abroad, RWE Energy offers electricity, gas, water and related services from a one-stop shop. Customers include
residential households, commercial operations, business and industrial customers as well as municipal and regional
utilities. Supraregional electricity and gas grid operations as well as the storage of gas are handled by independent
companies. Together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, RWE Energy supplies 15.5 million customers with electricity and
7.6 million customers with gas. In 2007, sales totalled 168.3 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and 258.0 billion kilowatt-

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Siemens AG                                                               Media Relations: Alfons Benzinger
Corporate Communications and Government Affairs                          Phone: +49 9131 18-7034
Wittelsbacherplatz 2, 80333 Munich                                       E-mail: alfons.benzinger@siemens.com
Germany                                                                  Siemens AG
                                                                         Energy Sector – Division Power Distribution
Reference Number: EPD200811.007 e fp                                     Freyeslebenstr. 1, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
hours of gas. With its 28,323 employees, RWE Energy generated total revenues of € 28.5 billion in 2007, which makes it
one of the leading utility companies in Europe. www.rwe.com/rweenergy




Press Contacts:


Siemens AG                                                             RWE Energy AG
Media Relations Energy Sector                                          Head of Communication, Press officer
Alfons Benzinger                                                       Sebastian Ackermann
Phone: +49 9131 18 7034                                                Phone: +49 (0)231-438-3022
Mobile: +49 160 90113719                                               Mobile: +49 (0)172-202 89 79
E-mail: alfons.benzinger@siemens.com                                   E-mail sebastian.ackermann@rwe.com




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Siemens AG                                                         Media Relations: Alfons Benzinger
Corporate Communications and Government Affairs                    Phone: +49 9131 18-7034
Wittelsbacherplatz 2, 80333 Munich                                 E-mail: alfons.benzinger@siemens.com
Germany                                                            Siemens AG
                                                                   Energy Sector – Division Power Distribution
Reference Number: EPD200811.007 e fp                               Freyeslebenstr. 1, 91058 Erlangen, Germany