Elster's EnergyICT and ENER21 Deliver Comprehensive Energy Consumption Management Solutions

- Enables real-time meter data and energy monitoring for efficiency improvement projects -

- Provides automated process and allows calculation according to International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol -

Aug 04, 2011, 07:00 ET from Elster

RALEIGH, N.C. and QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster (NYSE: ELT) and ENER21 announced today that the two companies will combine offerings to provide real-time energy monitoring solutions.

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Elster's EnergyICT EIServer® Project Tracking system combined with ENER21's Energy Management Information System (EMIS) will allow monitoring and verification of consumption data for continuous commissioning in large-scale energy projects around the globe. The comprehensive and reliable energy data will enable organizations to verify the return on investment of efficiency projects, automating calculations and assisting the process behind the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) to increase energy contracts and financing opportunities.  

"The EnergyICT and ENER21 combined offering is ideal for large, multi-site organizations that want to implement energy efficiency programs and require reliable, verifiable data to justify the deployment," said Claude Godin, president of EnergyICT in North America.

"With our continuous commissioning capabilities, EnergyICT provides customers with ongoing monitoring, tracking and reporting of efficiency projects, enabling a quick response to maintenance needs and ensuring maximum energy savings. ENER21 provides meter and system integration and creates a turnkey measurement and verification plan, all of which enables customers to save time and valuable resources on IPMVP reporting requirements," Godin added.  

EnergyICT's EIServer Project Tracking module detects, quantifies and verifies the achieved savings from energy-saving projects. Project Tracking accounts for all sites where an energy project is implemented, so managers can analyze the data of each individual site as well as the comprehensive data from the entire project.

ENER21's solutions provide real-time access to energy spending and consumption information, as well as key performance indicator data and extensive weather data, allowing the EnergyICT EIServer to analyze the information and produce detailed reports for improving energy efficiency.

"In today's economy, securing financing for energy efficiency and performance contracting requires increasingly stringent verification of consumption data," said Julien Milot, executive director of ENER21.

"The EnergyICT and ENER21 solutions will provide customers with greater visibility and control of energy usage to cut cost, reduce consumption and increase investor interest in efficiency projects," Milot added.

About Elster

Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world's largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services – key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.

Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.

For more information about Elster, please visit www.elster.com.

About ENER21

ENER21 is a leader on energy efficiency projects. ENER21 specializes in integration of Energy Management Information System (EMIS). The flexibility of ENER21 in projects is remarkable going from simple metering solution to complete turnkey projects. The ENER21 expertise is undeniable. With a lot of EMIS integrations in industrial or commercial sites and also in health care facilities, their knowledge is worth a huge advantage in any energy efficiency project. Each project of ENER21 respects their high quality standards and is delivered on time..

ENER21 is a subsidiary of Econoler, an internationally renowned Quebec company, specializing in energy efficiency. Founded in 1981, Econoler is one of the world's first energy conservation companies and has completed over 3000 projects in more than 100 countries. It sets itself apart with cutting edge technology and innovative, highly flexible solutions. For more information about ENER21, please visit www.ener21.com.