ALAMEDA, Calif., October 25, 2002 — Silicon Energy Corp. announced that Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will expand its Silicon Energy EEM Suite implementation by providing its customers with enhanced energy management services to better understand and manage energy usage, reduce energy costs and improve energy conservation efforts.
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) plans to offer service to 25,000 commercial and industrial customers currently on their automated meter reading (AMR) network — two-way wireless system that sends energy use information from customer facilities to PSE.
The EEM Suite enables PSE to provide their commercial and industrial customers with the ability to manage energy in even greater detail. New integrated services include the ability for the customer to monitor multiple facilities to ensure operations are optimized, compare rate schedules, and download energy usage information for on-site analysis.
In addition, customers who want a more turnkey approach for energy analysis may create personalized energy reports using the custom tools of EEM Suite – My Favorite Reports.
“The new offering will provide our business customers with enhanced and automated tools to show where, how much and when their facilities are using energy,” said Bob Stolarski, Manager of Commercial and Industrial Conservation, Puget Sound Energy.
“The information provided by the EEM Suite will allow PSE’s business customers to identify areas where there are energy inefficiencies and help manage and control their energy costs.”
The EEM Suite solution offered to PSE customers includes energy data reporting and analysis, plus energy bill cost analysis. Self-help analytical tools will allow its customers to:
* Monitor and compare energy use across facilities to ensure optimal operations
* Determine largest cost drivers
* Compare energy costs and usage from any two time periods
* Project future energy use and energy spend
* Compare different rate schedules
With the EEM Suite solution, PSE customers can also export data into Excel and compare it with their own specific data as a further way to view and investigate cause and effect relationships between energy usage and other non-energy variables.
About Puget Sound Energy
Puget Sound Energy is Washington state’s largest energy utility, providing electric and natural gas service to more than 1.2 million customers, primarily in the Puget Sound region of western Washington. Puget Sound Energy is the utility subsidiary of Puget Energy.
Puget Energy also is the parent company of InfrastruX Group, a wholly-owned, non-regulated utility-services subsidiary that specializes in companies providing construction and maintenance services for utilities.
About Silicon Energy
Silicon Energy Corp. is a provider of enterprise energy management software solutions, which integrate all energy-related business processes into a complete management system to reduce costs, improve capital asset utilization and increase business efficiency.
Silicon Energy’s EEM Suite is a collection of Internet-based energy technology software product modules that integrate multiple, geographically dispersed energy management systems and equipment into an enterprise-wide network.
Silicon Energy’s EEM Suite allows real-time analysis and intelligent control over enterprise-wide energy usage, as well as comprehensive data warehousing, reporting and monitoring capabilities. In addition to its software, Silicon Energy offers professional and maintenance services designed to provide ongoing support to its customer installed base.
Based in Alameda, Calif., Silicon Energy also offers subscription-based Management Service Provider (MSP) services that deliver hosted access to the EEM Suite and content services. For more information visit http://www.siliconenergy.com.