Cannon Technologies Chosen by Xcel Energy to Provide Enterprise Wide System For Load Control and Curtailment

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Cannon Technologies, Inc.

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannon Technologies, Inc.
 ( http://www.cannontech.com ) of Wayzata, Minn. has been chosen by Xcel Energy
 (formerly Northern States Power, Minneapolis and New Centuries Energy of
 Denver) to deliver over $3 million in load management devices and advanced
 load management and web based curtailment notification software in 2001.
     With the order, Xcel is adopting both Cannon's LCR5000 nationwide paging
 load control device and its Yukon(TM) software platform for many retail energy
 management functions.  Both products are designed and built by Cannon, an
 established leader in energy management.
     The system will be used to collect data directly from a wide variety of
 revenue meters, publish metering data and curtailment offers, provide load
 control services for customer loads and allow customers to directly control
 their own loads via the web.
     Cannon Technologies' president and founder, Ed Cannon, had this to say
 about receiving the order:  "We've spent several years developing a platform
 solution that enables a utility to provide customer monitoring and control
 services and thus leverage distribution assets.  The addition of web based
 communications makes our solution a powerful tool for the entire enterprise,"
 said Cannon,  "We're pleased that a leader such as Xcel Energy has selected
 our technology to replace competitive systems."
     Ralph Dickinson, Senior Product Developer for Xcel Energy said, "The
 Cannon system is an ideal fit for us, the paging load control receiver offers
 us excellent communications performance and the Cannon software combines our
 customer energy management functions into a single platform."  Xcel Energy
 provides electricity, gas and energy services to twelve states from Wisconsin
 to Colorado to Texas.
     Cannon Technologies is a privately held firm founded in 1987 specializing
 in the development of software and systems for electric utility remote
 metering, substation automation and load management.  The company is proud of
 its record of strong customer satisfaction, 12 consecutive years of
 profitability and steady growth.
     Cannon presently has nearly 300 electric utilities worldwide using its
 products.   Based in Wayzata, Minn., Cannon also has branch offices in Iowa,
 Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota and Texas.
 
 

SOURCE Cannon Technologies, Inc.
    MINNEAPOLIS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannon Technologies, Inc.
 ( http://www.cannontech.com ) of Wayzata, Minn. has been chosen by Xcel Energy
 (formerly Northern States Power, Minneapolis and New Centuries Energy of
 Denver) to deliver over $3 million in load management devices and advanced
 load management and web based curtailment notification software in 2001.
     With the order, Xcel is adopting both Cannon's LCR5000 nationwide paging
 load control device and its Yukon(TM) software platform for many retail energy
 management functions.  Both products are designed and built by Cannon, an
 established leader in energy management.
     The system will be used to collect data directly from a wide variety of
 revenue meters, publish metering data and curtailment offers, provide load
 control services for customer loads and allow customers to directly control
 their own loads via the web.
     Cannon Technologies' president and founder, Ed Cannon, had this to say
 about receiving the order:  "We've spent several years developing a platform
 solution that enables a utility to provide customer monitoring and control
 services and thus leverage distribution assets.  The addition of web based
 communications makes our solution a powerful tool for the entire enterprise,"
 said Cannon,  "We're pleased that a leader such as Xcel Energy has selected
 our technology to replace competitive systems."
     Ralph Dickinson, Senior Product Developer for Xcel Energy said, "The
 Cannon system is an ideal fit for us, the paging load control receiver offers
 us excellent communications performance and the Cannon software combines our
 customer energy management functions into a single platform."  Xcel Energy
 provides electricity, gas and energy services to twelve states from Wisconsin
 to Colorado to Texas.
     Cannon Technologies is a privately held firm founded in 1987 specializing
 in the development of software and systems for electric utility remote
 metering, substation automation and load management.  The company is proud of
 its record of strong customer satisfaction, 12 consecutive years of
 profitability and steady growth.
     Cannon presently has nearly 300 electric utilities worldwide using its
 products.   Based in Wayzata, Minn., Cannon also has branch offices in Iowa,
 Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota and Texas.
 
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