KEMA Inc. and Excelergy form partnership for North American energy/utility industry


FAIRFAX, Va. and LEXINGTON, Mass., August 26, 2003 — KEMA Inc., an independent provider of technical and management consulting and training services to the electric power and gas energy industries, and Excelergy® Corp., a provider of high performance software platforms for critical business processes in the energy/utility industry and other restructuring value chains, have formed a strategic partnership to jointly deliver their award-winning services and platforms to market participants throughout the North American energy/utility value chain.

“A significant part of the value that KEMA delivers to our clients is in identifying best-in-class platforms like those offered by Excelergy,” said Tom Van Denover, senior vice president, sales and marketing of KEMA Inc. “Our clients continually must adapt to new and changing market requirements with new technologies and systems, so we believe this partnership with Excelergy furthers our ability to deliver measurable, quantifiable returns to our clients across North America.”

By combining Excelergy’s proven suite of high performance software platforms with KEMA’s expertise and deep market knowledge in all segments of the global energy/utility market, the alliance will enable global energy companies-including electric utilities, independent system operators, power pools, power exchanges, transmission companies, generators/traders, retailers, distribution companies, municipalities, electric cooperatives, independent power producers and energy merchants-to achieve bottom line results more quickly and cost effectively.

Excelergy’s software platforms automate mission-critical processes including forecasting, trading, scheduling, billing, settlement and customer/partner acquisition and care.

“KEMA is a global powerhouse known for its consistent delivery of quality consulting services that result in high levels of customer satisfaction,” said Bill Mahoney, president and CEO of Excelergy. “We are pleased that KEMA will identify opportunities where Excelergy’s award-winning software platforms will create the most value for its ever-expanding roster of world class energy and utility clients. Together we will help these clients identify and solve problems that yield rapid, significant ROI.”

KEMA is committed to providing clients objective, impartial consulting services and does not enter into exclusive relationships with its partners or profit from the sale of partner software.

About KEMA Inc.

KEMA is an independent company with an international reputation for high-level technical consultancy, testing, inspections and certification for businesses in the energy industry, assisting more than 500 clients in more than 70 countries.

Headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands with subsidiaries and offices worldwide, KEMA employs more than 1,500 full-time professionals and leading experts in many facets of the energy utility industry. Founded in 1927, KEMA serves the complete spectrum of participants in the energy marketplace and offers a full complement of services supporting generation through the consumer side of the meter. KEMA’s North American business operations are headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. More information is available at www.kemaconsulting.com

About Excelergy® Corporation

Excelergy is a provider of high performance software platforms that increase revenues, improve cash flows and reduce costs in the energy/utility industry and other restructuring value chains. Excelergy’s highly flexible, scalable software systems automate forecasting, trading, scheduling, billing, settlement and customer/partner acquisition and care. They are based on an open, object-oriented, Web-centric, native XML technology architecture. More information is available at www.excelergy.com.

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