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Donald Labbe of Invensys presented 2006 ISA Power Industry Division Achievement Award

Award recognizes outstanding contributions to automation in the electric power generation industry

FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS, USA – August 1, 2006 – Donald E. Labbe, P.E., of Invensys Process Systems has been presented the 2006 ISA POWID Achievement Award at the 16th Annual Joint ISA Power Industry Division/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference. This is the highest award of the Power Industry Division (POWID), a group within the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA). The conference, co-sponsored since 1991 by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), is regarded as the key automation forum in the power industry.

The POWID award recognizes individuals for their outstanding achievement, original design application and special contributions toward the development of engineering concepts in the field of automation for the advancement of electric power generation.

Mr. Labbe is consulting control engineer for advanced process control at Invensys Process Systems and is based in Foxboro, Massachusetts. His controls and instrumentation experience spans 32 years in coal-, oil-, gas- and nuclear-based power plant automation design and implementation, and he holds four patents that contribute to cleaner and more efficient power plant operation. He has authored or collaborated more than 30 technical papers and articles for electric generation plant automation and related fields. Mr. Labbe is an expert specializing in the application, design and implementation of model predictive control (MPC) and non-linear based controls for coal-, oil-, and gas-fired power plant boilers. His advanced control techniques are implemented in Invensys products and customer projects for fossil power plants in the
United States and internationally.

Mr. Labbe was awarded ISA Fellow in 2005, one of that organization’s highest honors. His work in advanced control has also earned him the ISA’s E.G. Bailey award. He has served as the technical paper review coordinator for the ISA Power Industry Division.

A Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Mr. Labbe holds a Masters’ Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelors’ Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

About the ISA Power Industry Division
The Power Industry Division (POWID) is organized within the Industry and Sciences Department of ISA. Its goal is to provide a means for information exchange among engineers, scientists, technicians, students/universities and management involved in instrumentation and control automation relating to the production of electricity. Since 1991, POWID has been jointly programming the annual ISA POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). POWID is active with developing standards, conducting technical training as well as providing awards to power plants and individuals advancing instrumentation and control within the power industry.

About the Electric Power Research Institute ( EPRI)
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), with major locations in Palo Alto, California, and Charlotte, North Carolina, was established in 1973 as an independent, nonprofit center for public interest energy and environmental research. EPRI brings together members, participants, the Institute's scientists and engineers, and other leading experts to work collaboratively on solutions to the challenges of electric power. These solutions span nearly every area of electricity generation, delivery, and use, including health, safety, and environment. EPRI's members represent over 90 percent of the electricity generated in the United States. International participation represents nearly 15 percent of EPRI's total research, development, and demonstration program.

About Invensys
Invensys is the world leader in industrial asset performance management. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions and Performance Management services groups, Invensys’ automation businesses includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware , and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100, 000 plants across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world’s largest upstream projects, refineries, gas plants, petrochemicals plants, power plants, and pulp and paper mills. The Invensys Group is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with approximately 30,000 employees working in 60 countries.
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