Press release

LoadSEER and Integral Analytics Continue as Integrated Grid Planning Software Solution in California

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Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN) announced today that California’s largest Investor Owned Utility is deploying the latest version of the Integral Analytics LoadSEER software application to provide spatial load and distributed energy resource (DER) forecasting over the next five years. Integral Analytics is Willdan’s wholly owned software subsidiary.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has been using the LoadSEER forecasting software since 2012, and its latest deployment includes newly developed features to improve long-term scenario analysis and granular integrated grid planning. The latest version of the software will support PG&E’s efforts to provide integrated distribution resource planning for their customers by helping PG&E forecast and plan the electric distribution system further into the future.

“We appreciate PG&E’s continuous commitment to LoadSEER and their proactive approach to bring together best-in-class software for integrated grid planning,” said Tom Brisbin, Willdan’s CEO and Chairman. “We look forward to deepening the relationship between PG&E’s planning and operations departments and our Integral Analytics distribution experts as we support decision-making in a quickly changing landscape over the next five years.”

About Willdan

Willdan is a nationwide provider of professional technical and consulting services to utilities, government agencies, and private industry. Willdan’s service offerings span a broad set of complementary disciplines that include electric grid solutions, energy efficiency and sustainability, engineering and planning, and municipal financial consulting. For additional information, visit Willdan’s website at www.willdan.com.

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