Direct Energy CIO commends Peace Software’s Energy™ Development Centre in New Zealand

Miami, FL, March 12, 2003 — Bernie Gillies, senior vice president and chief information officer of Canadian-based Direct Energy, recently visited Peace Software’s Energy Development Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.

The purpose of his visit was to observe Peace Software’s large-scale development operations and meet with key research and development representatives.

Peace Software’s 300-person development center is focused solely on building enhancements and new components for its Energy customer information system (CIS). Direct Energy, the largest competitive energy retailer in North America, uses Energy for billing and customer care of its electricity customers in Texas and Ontario.

As part of his visit, Gillies presented to Peace Software employees and thanked them for their dedication, competence, professionalism and team approach.

“I have a great deal of confidence in Peace Software’s ability to deliver quality software,” said Gillies. “Peace Software has met our expectations of reliability, robustness and scalability, and I look forward to continuing our successful partnership.”

Brian Peace, CEO of Peace Software, said, “We are most fortunate to have Bernie share his knowledge and expertise with our people. Client input is critical to our development effectiveness. The better we understand our clients’ business drivers, the better we can anticipate and address their functional and technical needs.”

About Peace Software

Peace Software is the world’s largest energy CIS software developer. The company’s browser-based Energy suite has been selected by leading regulated and competitive retail energy companies to drive efficient operations and provide excellent customer care for 13 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in 40 markets around the world. The innovative Energy suite can be phased into existing CIS environments one component at a time, and new version upgrades are available every 12-18 months.

Founded in 1984, Peace Software has offices in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, visit

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