Industrial Peer-To-Peer Introduces Enterprise Energy Management Solution Division of InStep Software Gives Large Energy Users Powerful Tools to Cut

Energy Costs

    CHICAGO, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- At this time of widely fluctuating energy
 costs and an uncertain economy, large energy users are seeking new ways to
 monitor and control all enterprise-wide energy and water-related expenses.  To
 address this demand, Industrial Peer-to-Peer (Ip2) LLC today introduces a new
 solution for Enterprise Energy Management, based on its proven eDNA process
     Originally designed to support the power monitoring needs of the world's
 leading utilities, this is the first time that eDNA has been leveraged for
 corporate and industrial power consumers.  Two large universities have already
 selected the Enterprise Energy Management solution, including DePaul
 University and Northern Illinois University.
     The Enterprise Energy Management solution allows organizations to acquire,
 store, access and analyze their real-time power-use data, and then integrate
 that information with enterprise systems to promote sound cost-cutting
     With its broad functionality, users have the ability to: display real-time
 energy usage; execute trending and reporting on historical energy use by
 meter, facility, division or company; send alarm notifications via email and
 pager when usage patterns meet specified criteria; conduct invoice analysis
 comparing rate structures; and correlate weather and production data.
     With this data, users can identify inefficiencies and eliminate waste.
 Specific to energy monitoring, users can aggregate loads and generate historic
 load profile reports to better negotiate pricing in a deregulated market.
     "Information is key to running a profitable and productive enterprise,"
 says John Kalanik, co-founder and president of InStep Software LLC, parent
 company of Industrial Peer-to-Peer.  "Companies have long leveraged
 information on customers, financials and the supply chain to make more
 informed business decisions.  Now there is an appreciation that data on energy
 use is also a vital part of an organization's success."
     Key eDNA differentiators
     The R&D team at Ip2 has spent more than 10 years developing eDNA to
 address the needs of process industries.  Following is a list of key
     - eDNA's unique compression technology allows it to capture and store more
       accurate historical and real-time data than any other solution available
     - A distributed solution, eDNA enables easy data retrieval from disparate
       information sources through one application.
     - eDNA is an open and scalable solution, unlike other process-historian
     - Modular solution allows for easy add-ons, unlike other monolithic
     - Web functionality offers executives their own "dashboard" for enhanced
       graphics, and easy reporting and analysis.
     - eDNA is the first and only message-based architecture solution in the
       power industry, which minimizes the load on the server enabling more
       users to gain access at once.
     - eDNA is licensed by the server, not the seat or point, like other
       products, making it cost-effective.
     About Industrial Peer-to-Peer LLC
     Industrial Peer-to-Peer (Ip2) ( ) is a wholly owned
 subsidiary of InStep Software.  Ip2 focuses solely on expanding and enhancing
 the eDNA software product.  As a leading decision support tool, eDNA enables
 companies to easily acquire, archive and analyze mountains of historical and
 real-time data related to energy production and consumption-down to the sub-
 second-from systems operations sources.
     About InStep Software
     Headquartered in Chicago and with an office in San Luis Obispo, Calif.,
 InStep Software LLC ( ) is a leading provider of engineering-
 based software products and consulting solutions for the power generation,
 telecommunications and process industries.  Its flagship product, eDNA,
 provides a competitive, cost-savings edge in today's challenging energy
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