Wattage Monitor to provide consumers access to latest competitive electric prices for Public Utility Commission of Texas


RENO, Nev., Jan. 30, 2002 — Texas electricity users have recently been given instant access to the latest competitive electric prices being offered by competing suppliers under the state’s Texas Electric Choice program and will be able to easily switch to the supplier they choose.

Wattage Monitor has built a partnership with the Texas Electric Choice education campaign to provide customers with a comparison of Retail Electric Providers through the program’s web site at http://www.powertochoose.org . The service is designed to educate consumers about electricity deregulation and about their specific choices.

Organized by zip code, consumers can access pricing and other information detailing their electricity supply options. Information about each Retail Electric Provider’s (REP) offer in the local area is provided including its price, the resulting estimated monthly savings, the source of the electricity (e.g. renewable or green power), and any other terms and conditions that apply. Consumers may select the REP of their choice through an online enrollment process.

“Our experience in deploying a similar state-wide program in Ohio gives us a big advantage in understanding precisely what consumers feel they need to choose,” said Jerry Alderson, president of Wattage Monitor. The Ohio program, sponsored by the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, is found at http://www.pickocc.org .

Wattage Monitor has also created several similar information and switching programs for private industry. Recently, the company unveiled programs for the Pennsylvania-based Allied Business Network and for printCafe, the market leader in print management software solutions for the commercial printing industry.

About Wattage Monitor

Wattage Monitor provides products and services that make it easy for electricity users to switch among electricity suppliers. The offering includes:

* WattageMonitor.com, a database and switching service that extends to residential and commercial customers the ability to comparison shop, select a supplier and easily switch suppliers online or via its toll-free hotline (1-888-WATTAGE);
* The capability for power companies to quickly process the consumer’s request to switch;
* A comprehensive national electric rates database that reflects the changing behavior of suppliers and consumers within the fast-changing electricity services marketplace.

Founded in 1997, the company is headquartered at 1475 Terminal Way Suite B, Reno, NV 89502; 775.327.6000 (Tel); 775.327.6010 (Fax). Its corporate Web site can be found at www.wmonitor.com .


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