Exelon Energy Helps Businesses Assess Energy and Carbon Footprints With APOGEE Interactive Web Tool

Leading retail energy supplier features Apogee energy audit application on website

Jan 12, 2010, 07:00 ET from APOGEE Interactive, Inc.

ATLANTA, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the nation's largest retail energy suppliers, Exelon Energy, is equipping its commercial and industrial customers with an online energy audit tool from APOGEE Interactive, Inc. The Web-based energy application helps customers evaluate their facility's energy use and find ways to reduce their energy footprint, carbon impact and energy costs.

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Especially timely in these tough economic times, businesses across Exelon Energy's four-state service area (Illinois, Michigan Ohio, and Pennsylvania) can access a simple but powerful energy analysis calculator from virtually any page on the company's website (www.exelonenergy.com). Easy drop-down menus walk the business through key characteristics about its facility, equipment and operating patterns. Within seconds the customer can view a comprehensive analysis of estimated energy use, recommended savings actions and carbon improvements. Exelon Energy offers a variety of standard energy product options (Fixed and Indexed) to help customers achieve their needs along with environmentally friendly options.

Apogee's highly sophisticated energy modeling and algorithms behind the online calculator are the secret to its level of accuracy even with minimal input from the customer. It simulates the energy characteristics of multiple business categories – from convenience stores to major operating centers. For Exelon Energy customers, the calculator is also customized with Exelon Energy's rates and weather data from four key zones (Chicago, Detroit, Columbus OH, and Philadelphia) – giving the business a clearer picture of their energy situation.

Exelon Energy also requested Apogee incorporate an analysis of carbon impact for each facility as well – a growing area of interest as the nation's energy policy evolves.  Exelon Energy is among the first retail energy marketers to provide this tool to their competitive service areas and customers.

"Apogee's energy analysis applications achieve superior accuracy by relying on an expansive base of actual building energy performance metrics coupled with sound energy modeling.  Our software engineers have the benefit of working extensively with commercial and industrial facilities, thus enabling our code to account for a level of business pragmatism that math theory alone might not fully capture," said Joel Gilbert, chief software architect and co-founder of APOGEE Interactive.

About APOGEE Interactive, Inc.

Serving the utility industry since 1994, APOGEE Interactive, Inc. (www.apogee.net) is the leading provider of energy-use analysis software to electric and gas utilities. Apogee currently provides online software and solutions to more than 450 U.S. investor-owned, cooperative and public power systems. The company's customers include such energy leaders as Southern Company, FPL, Jackson EMC, NOVEC, American Electric Power, NSTAR, PSEG, Entergy, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Puget Sound Energy, SMUD, and TVA.

About Exelon Energy

Exelon Energy is a retail energy marketer specializing in the supply of natural gas and electricity to commercial and industrial customers since 1998. Exelon Energy currently markets electricity and renewable energy products to customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania and natural gas to customers in Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio. Exelon Energy's parent company, Exelon Corporation, is one of the nation's largest energy companies with approximately 5.8 million customers and more than $19 billion in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry's largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity.

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