Contract Awards and Extensions

billserv.com has signed a three-year agreement to provide an electronic bill presentment and payment system for The Montana Power Co. The system, which should be fully deployed in April, will let customers view and pay their bills online.

KeySpan Energy Services has selected Energy Services Group (ESG) to provide electronic data interchange (EDI) and data processing services in its mid-Atlantic retail energy markets. ESG will be responsible for processing KeySpan’s customer data, which will include establishing EDI transaction sets, managing transmission media, supporting trading partners, and performing translation and mapping services.

Wisconsin Electric has selected Syntellect Interactive Services’ OutageTicket utility outage reporting and automated response solution. OutageTicket is intended to increase customer service levels and customer response time during power outages.

PacifiCorp has selected several software solutions from Informatica Corp. to enhance its customer service and back office operational systems. PacifiCorp will use Informatica PowerCenter, Informatica PowerConnect for SAP R/3 and Informatica Analytic Applications.

ALSTOM ESCA Corp. is the prime contractor for a major energy management system project at Tampa Electric. Telenetics Corp. has been named the exclusive supplier of specialized data communications products for the project. The project will continue throughout 2000.

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Contract Awards and Extensions

Contract Awards and Extensions

United Illuminating Co. Inc. (UI) and CellNet Data Systems Inc. have entered into an agreement for CellNet to provide network meter reading services to approximately 313,000 customers in UI`s 17 town service territory. The network will provide NMR services priced on a per-meter per-month basis to UI for its residential, commercial and industrial customers.

VSI Group Inc. has been awarded a two-year contract to perform “turnkey” transfers of electric and gas services for PECO Energy. This work will be performed in PECO Energy`s retail service territory, that consists of 1.5 million customers. The firm is expected to fulfill 500,000 field orders annually. VSI Group will provide all labor, equipment, training, supervision and support for the office and field functions associated with this work.

Logica has announced a five year, $13 million contract with ScottishPower and Scottish & Southern Energy to provide ongoing support for their joint `1998` deregulation systems. As part of the deal Logica will provide support for a range of joint and company specific applications including such things as meter asset registration, meter data aggregation and data collection.

GE Harris Energy Control Systems Canada Inc. has signed a $5.5 million contract for substation automation equipment with Comision Federal de Electricidad of Mexico City. The GE Harris systems include the GE Harris PowerLink graphical user interface, D200 substation server, D25 bay level controllers and Ethernet local area network. The GE Harris equipment is required to interface to over 35 different substation relays and meters.