Exelon and Omaha Public Power District Sign Up With RestorePower(TM)

Electricity Providers' Portal Also Enhances

Service Offerings With the Addition of Asplundh



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from PA Consulting Group

    WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- RestorePower(TM), the specialized
 storm restoration website for utilities, announced today it has expanded its
 membership by welcoming Exelon and Omaha Public Power District as new
 subscribers, and has expanded its service offerings, adding Asplundh, the
 leading nationwide line clearance contractor. Launched earlier this year by PA
 Consulting Group and Edison Electric Institute, RestorePower(TM) now has
 subscribers in 20 states east of the Rocky Mountains and provides its members
 with rapid access to over 40,000 line personnel.
     "Subscribing to RestorePower(TM) provides a great insurance policy against
 the prolonged outages that result from the damage that major storms cause for
 electric delivery systems," said Walter Kyle, director of distribution
 operations at Exelon after evaluating the website. "We need rapid access 24
 hours a day, 365 days a year to resources outside of our immediate area in
 order to respond quickly to major service disruptions and RestorePower(TM) is
 an ideal tool to provide that connection."
     RestorePower(TM) has also added line clearance crews to the range of
 resources now available through the site. "Tree damage is often a primary
 cause of outages during major storms and having access to the nationwide
 resources of Asplundh will make the site even more valuable to our subscribers
 and the electric customers they serve," noted Derek HasBrouck, general manager
 of RestorePower(TM). "In the coming months, we will further expand the range
 of resources available through the site to include dry ice, utility vehicle
 rentals, generator rentals, and emergency lodging and catering services, among
 others."
     RestorePower(TM) is an Internet portal with an interactive database of
 utility resources that assists electricity providers in restoring power faster
 when unforeseen outages occur. Emergency restoration managers can access the
 site at any time to locate and mobilize thousands of repair personnel and
 equipment.
 
     For more information visit the website at: http://www.restorepower.com
 
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 consulting firm, with a unique combination of these capabilities. Established
 almost 60 years ago, and operating worldwide from over 40 offices in more than
 20 countries, PA draws on the knowledge and experience of some 3,700 people,
 whose skills span the initial generation of ideas and insights all the way
 through to detailed implementation.
     PA builds strategies for the creation and capture of shareholder and
 customer value, and helps clients accelerate business growth through
 innovation and the application of technology. PA works with clients to improve
 performance, mobilize human resources and deliver change effectively,
 including managing major projects, and designing and implementing enterprise-
 wide systems and full e-business solutions.
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 them, and this focus is supported by an outstanding implementation track
 record in every major industry and for governments around the world. PA also
 develops leading-edge technology both for its clients and within its own
 portfolio of venture companies in areas ranging from software to wireless
 technology to life sciences.
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 of its people, the depth of its industry insight, its development and use of
 technology, and also its independence and culture of respect, collaboration,
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     The Edison Electric Institute is the association of U.S. shareholder-owned
 electric companies, international affiliates and industry associates
 worldwide. Our U.S. members serve over 90 percent of all customers served by
 the shareholder-owned segment of the industry. They generate approximately
 three-quarters of all the electricity generated by the electric companies in
 the country and service about 70 percent of all ultimate customers in the
 nation. EEI's mission focuses on advocating public policy, expanding market
 opportunities, and providing strategic business information.
     For more information, visit the website at http://www.eei.org .
 
 

SOURCE PA Consulting Group
    WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- RestorePower(TM), the specialized
 storm restoration website for utilities, announced today it has expanded its
 membership by welcoming Exelon and Omaha Public Power District as new
 subscribers, and has expanded its service offerings, adding Asplundh, the
 leading nationwide line clearance contractor. Launched earlier this year by PA
 Consulting Group and Edison Electric Institute, RestorePower(TM) now has
 subscribers in 20 states east of the Rocky Mountains and provides its members
 with rapid access to over 40,000 line personnel.
     "Subscribing to RestorePower(TM) provides a great insurance policy against
 the prolonged outages that result from the damage that major storms cause for
 electric delivery systems," said Walter Kyle, director of distribution
 operations at Exelon after evaluating the website. "We need rapid access 24
 hours a day, 365 days a year to resources outside of our immediate area in
 order to respond quickly to major service disruptions and RestorePower(TM) is
 an ideal tool to provide that connection."
     RestorePower(TM) has also added line clearance crews to the range of
 resources now available through the site. "Tree damage is often a primary
 cause of outages during major storms and having access to the nationwide
 resources of Asplundh will make the site even more valuable to our subscribers
 and the electric customers they serve," noted Derek HasBrouck, general manager
 of RestorePower(TM). "In the coming months, we will further expand the range
 of resources available through the site to include dry ice, utility vehicle
 rentals, generator rentals, and emergency lodging and catering services, among
 others."
     RestorePower(TM) is an Internet portal with an interactive database of
 utility resources that assists electricity providers in restoring power faster
 when unforeseen outages occur. Emergency restoration managers can access the
 site at any time to locate and mobilize thousands of repair personnel and
 equipment.
 
     For more information visit the website at: http://www.restorepower.com
 
     PA Consulting Group is a leading management, systems and technology
 consulting firm, with a unique combination of these capabilities. Established
 almost 60 years ago, and operating worldwide from over 40 offices in more than
 20 countries, PA draws on the knowledge and experience of some 3,700 people,
 whose skills span the initial generation of ideas and insights all the way
 through to detailed implementation.
     PA builds strategies for the creation and capture of shareholder and
 customer value, and helps clients accelerate business growth through
 innovation and the application of technology. PA works with clients to improve
 performance, mobilize human resources and deliver change effectively,
 including managing major projects, and designing and implementing enterprise-
 wide systems and full e-business solutions.
     PA focuses on creating benefits for clients rather than merely proposing
 them, and this focus is supported by an outstanding implementation track
 record in every major industry and for governments around the world. PA also
 develops leading-edge technology both for its clients and within its own
 portfolio of venture companies in areas ranging from software to wireless
 technology to life sciences.
     PA distinguishes itself from its competitors through the range and quality
 of its people, the depth of its industry insight, its development and use of
 technology, and also its independence and culture of respect, collaboration,
 and flexibility in working with clients.
     We are proud that our clients say, "PA makes it happen."
     For more information, visit the website at http://www.paconsulting.com .
 
     The Edison Electric Institute is the association of U.S. shareholder-owned
 electric companies, international affiliates and industry associates
 worldwide. Our U.S. members serve over 90 percent of all customers served by
 the shareholder-owned segment of the industry. They generate approximately
 three-quarters of all the electricity generated by the electric companies in
 the country and service about 70 percent of all ultimate customers in the
 nation. EEI's mission focuses on advocating public policy, expanding market
 opportunities, and providing strategic business information.
     For more information, visit the website at http://www.eei.org .
 
 SOURCE  PA Consulting Group