“We analyzed many of the stand-alone software tools that are available today for energy companies like ours. After much research, we selected USPowerSolutions’ “total solution” in preference to a single application. We want to streamline our entry into new markets, obtain a complete view of our customers, and manage the complexity that we are encountering on a daily basis with utilities, customers, and other partners. To accomplish this cost-effectively and efficiently, we require a platform that pre-integrates various applications into a single solution. USPowerSolutions’ regulatory knowledge, speed-to-market, and “best-of-breed” solutions give us the flexibility we need in a marketplace that is constantly changing due to the regulatory, technological, and financial challenges of energy restructuring,” as stated by Iris S. Margolin, Chief Operating Officer of ECONnergy Energy Company Inc.
CHICAGO, April 9, 2001 — Pamela B. Strobel, Vice Chairman of Commonwealth Edison, told the Chicago City Council’s Energy Committee today that the utility continues to make progress on its reliability improvement plan, and has locked in enough electricity supply for the summer to avoid the power shortages and rolling blackouts taking place in California.