MEDIA, Pa., May 15, 2002 — Powerweb Technologies Wednesday announced a contract with Potomac Electric Power Company to purchase Powerweb’s Omni-Link Internet Energy Platform to replace an existing system that operates the company’s Curtailable Load Program (CLP) for large commercial customers.
Omni-Link is a patented Internet portal that will allow Pepco to manage its entire CLP through one user-friendly interface. The new system will enable commercial customers to receive quick notification of curtailment options, monitor energy prices in “real-time”, curtail facility load, control new smart device technology, and calculate curtailment savings, from a single Internet gateway.
The new Pepco interface will be specifically designed to integrate into Pepco’s existing infrastructure in order to process multiple forms of communication to its customers. In the event of a need to curtail load, Pepco could instantly notify customers by e-mail, instant fax and automated computer-generated phone calls. The new load management system also includes several redundant networks to provide 100% reliability.
CLP is a demand reduction program that allows Pepco customers who have voluntarily signed up for the program to reduce their demand for electricity by cutting back on airconditioning or other high-energy use activities. This automated load management for commercial customers is exercised occasionally during the summer cooling season in order to manage the peak load on the electric system.
In return for reducing demand, customers receive credits on their electric bill. In addition, through the Omni-Link interface, the performance of each customer can be monitored and then presented along with credit information for review by the customer over a secure Internet site.
The Omni-Link will also interface with Pepco’s Customer Information System to apply the appropriate credit to the customer’s electric bill. Steve Sunderhauf, Pepco’s program manager said “after an extensive review of proposals submitted by multiple vendors, Powerweb was selected because they offered a system which met our current needs and one which would provide new technological options for the future.”
About Powerweb Technologies, Inc.
Powerweb Technologies, Inc. (www.2powerweb.com) is a privately held corporation based in Media, Pennsylvania. The company has been engaged in the design, development, installation and operation of Internet-based information services and control systems for the past ten years. The Omni-Link Platform has been installed by a number of commercial and institutional clients for central control of distributed generation resources, wireless control of lighting systems, real-time energy information and analysis, and to interface with existing building management systems.
Powerweb Technologies is currently working with utilities, energy marketers, and Independent System Operators nationwide to use the patented Omni-Link Internet Energy Platform for real-time, price-based load curtailment programs, control of distributed generation plants, wireless light dimming control, and enterprise-wide energy information retrieval and analysis.
Omni-Link is a registered trademark of Powerweb Technologies, Inc.
Pepco is an investor owned company that delivers electricity to more than 700,000 customers in Washington, D.C. and the Maryland suburbs. Through its family of subsidiaries, Pepco also operates in the competitive arena of telecommunications and energy products and services in the mid-Atlantic region. For more information visit the company’s web site at www.pepco.com.