Allegheny Power launches Aclara energy software in Maryland

Wellesley, Md., November 19, 2009 – Allegheny Power deployed Aclara Energy Analysis software, one of the Aclara’s Energyprism customer-care solutions, to help customers in Maryland understand how they use power and identify ways they can save energy and money.

Allegheny Power is offering Aclara’s web-based Energy Analysis application at part of its Watt Watchers program, which helps customers learn more about saving energy and money.

The online application is one of three home-performance programs Allegheny offers. The other two involve a walk-through consultation and report or a comprehensive in-home analysis that includes a blower-door test.

In addition, Watt Watchers provides rebates for the purchase of new energy efficient appliances, recycling of old appliances, and home-energy checkups and weatherization programs for low-income families.

Allegheny Power has identified Aclara as a strategic partner in its effort to build out the web functionality that will deliver metering and billing data to its residential customer base. Beyond the initial Maryland launch, Aclara will work with Allegheny Power to deliver future enhancements through 2011 in bill analysis, presentation of advanced metering infrastructure data, and rates analysis throughout its service territory.

Aclara provides utility customers with monitoring tools that help them understand how much energy they are using in their homes. Over 53 million residential and 9.5 million business customers today benefit from access to Aclara’s customer-care applications software applications.

Aclara customer-care applications are already used by five utilities in the states Allegheny Power serves including Pepco, FirstEnergy, Philadelphia Gas Works, PPL Electric Utilities and Dominion.

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