CMS Viron president John Mahoney elected president of National Association of Energy Service Companies

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 27, 2002 — CMS Energy Corp.’s energy performance contracting unit, CMS Viron Energy Services, today announced that its president John Mahoney has been elected president of the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO), the energy service industry’s trade organization.

Elected by his peers as president of NAESCO, Mahoney will serve a two-year term and provide the association leadership for the many policy initiatives that will affect the energy services industry. Long active in the formulation and execution of NAESCO’s policy work at the state and federal level, Mahoney will continue to be an effective advocate of the industry as he speaks on behalf of the industry and represents NAESCO in a variety of forums.

NAESCO devises policies which reflect a changing energy marketplace. NAESCO represents the energy services industry in state regulatory proceedings as well as in the halls of Congress. NAESCO’s counsel is provided as decisions are being made by state and federal agencies regarding procurement streamlining, qualifying energy efficiency products and services to public facilities like schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, military bases, correctional facilities and other state and federal agencies.

NAESCO also provides a rigorous accreditation program for energy service companies and certain specialized project developers to recognize capability, performance and experience. “Viron has been involved with NAESCO since its inception in 1983 and has found that its accreditation process has helped assure the highest level of standards and integrity within the industry,” cites Mahoney.

NAESCO members look to provide clients with energy savings through a variety of energy efficient products and services. NAESCO members focus on realizing energy savings through the audit, installation of energy efficient equipment, measurement and verification of energy savings and the monitoring of the equipment to ensure the long-term savings guarantees.

“NAESCO and its membership will be well served by John Mahoney’s presidency,” said Terry E. Singer, executive director of NAESCO. “He is an articulate spokesman for the industry and will ably represent the industry’s accomplishments and capabilities.”

Mahoney assumed the helm at Viron in 1996 and has guided the company over the last six years. Viron has experienced constant growth under Mahoney’s leadership and CMS Viron now stands as one of the premier energy service companies in the United States. During his tenure at CMS Viron, the company has secured several large and important energy performance contracts including the LA Community College system valued at over $24 million, the University of Utah contract valued at $44 million, which is the largest energy performance contract implemented in the higher education market to date and the Military District of Washington valued at $67 million.

“I’m very pleased and excited about the opportunity to work with NAESCO to continue to shape and drive the energy services industry, especially with the emergence of distributed resources and commodity management as broad-based energy services products,” said Mahoney.

CMS Marketing, Services and Trading (CMS-MST), the energy marketing business of CMS Energy and parent company of CMS Viron, offers a broad array of products and services, including commodity supply, risk management and energy savings projects and distributed generation that would leverage technology for increased customer value. CMS-MST is well-positioned to offer full-service energy supply and demand-side management to businesses and institutions throughout the United States.

CMS Viron Energy Services is a subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation. CMS Viron is an engineering-based energy services company specializing in energy performance contracting and turnkey energy efficiency projects. CMS Viron’s team of engineers and energy specialists provide building automation and energy management system services, power quality monitoring and assessment solutions as well as summary billing and rate analysis along with other energy services.

CMS Energy Corporation has annual sales of $13 billion and assets of $16 billion throughout the U.S. and in selected foreign markets. In the U.S., where it has 86 percent of its assets, it owns and operates an electric and natural gas distribution company with 3.3 million customers; a 16,000 mile natural gas pipeline system and associated storage facilities; the nation’s largest LNG import facility; approximately 8,000 megawatts of power plants; a midstream natural gas gathering and processing company with 385 million cubic feet per day of capacity; an oil and gas exploration and production company with significant domestic gas reserves; and a energy marketing, trading and services company handling four billion cubic feet per day of natural gas and 100 million megawatt-hours of electricity annually.

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