August 14, 1998


Lynda Yana, Edison Utility Services
 (562) 463-3106

Sharon C. Mann, Smallworld 3, Inc.
 (303) 779-6980


CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., August 14, 1998—Edison Utility Services and Smallworld Systems, Inc. announced that the Smallworld 3 Geographic Information System will be the Edison Utility Services platform of choice for delivering operational systems that enhance customer service and improve productivity.

 Edison Utility Services, a subsidiary of Edison International, provides management, operations, systems and services to utilities across North America, enabling them to reduce operating costs while improving service, reliability and customer satisfaction. Edison Utility Services delivers turn-key business process solutions by integrating utility business knowledge with the delivery of world class technology applications and software products such as Smallworld’s.

 "Smallworld is rapidly setting the industry standard for Geographic Information Systems and applications that support the utility industry," said Dennis Eastman, senior vice president and general manager of Edison Utility Services. "Our selection of Smallworld is one component of our long-term commitment to providing customers with inter-operability and quick implementation of solutions."

Smallworld president and COO, Warren Ferguson, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership with Edison Utility Services, maintaining that the relationship will help further the company’s ability to enhance operations for the increasing number of utilities now using Smallworld products.

"Edison Utility Services is one of the latest companies to select Smallworld technology on the basis of its unsurpassed ability to operate in conjunction with existing systems, thereby optimizing productivity and performance," Ferguson said.

Edison Utility Services, headquartered in the City of Industry, California, operates within the non-regulated Edison Enterprises company held by Edison International. Other Edison Enterprises businesses include Edison Source, a retailer of energy and related services and Edison Select, which markets a broad range of consumer products and services; and Edison EV (Electric Vehicles), the leading provider of on and off-road electric vehicle charging systems and infrastructure.

 Smallworld, the world’s leading spatial planning resource company (SRP), develops and markets software products that model real-world assets and services, seamlessly integrating this information across the enterprise. Smallworld’s object oriented technology offers fast implementation and easy integration so that its customers can increase revenues, improve customer services and better utilize their assets, resulting in high return on investment. Smallworld has more than 500 customers in 30 countries around the world. The company’s world headquarters are in Cambridge, England, and its headquarters for the Unites States, Canada, and Latin America are in Englewood, Colorado.

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Edison Enterprises is not the same company as Southern California Edison, the utility, and is
 not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. You do not have to buy
 Edison Enterprises' products in order to continue to receive quality regulated services from the utility.

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