PG&E launches Inter-Act, a new program to curb industrial customers’ energy use

The Inter-Act pilot program uses the Internet as a platform to provide hourly information about a facility’s electricity consumption for the previous day. Earlier technology only allowed customers to obtain the data weeks later. By providing usage information in a timely manner, as well as pricing, analysis, curtailment information and wireless load control options, Pacific Gas and Electric Company believes companies will use the information to relieve demand from an already strained electric grid. It is estimated that consumers will reduce peak demand by up to 100 megawatts through the use of this tool.

SPOKANE, Wash, May 15, 2001 — Itron Inc. today unveiled a new software product, MV-90 Enterprise Edition, which the company says represents an advancement in the capabilities of its MV-90 software line.

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