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Nexant Tests new Energy Efficiency System

21 Jul 2011

Nexant has begun testing its new Energy Efficiency Central (EE Central) system that it is developing for the
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), which will use the new solution to replace the existing Planning, Tracking & Reporting (PTR) system now used by over 140 Pacific Northwest utilities to manage and report on their energy conservation and renewable resource activities.

Mike Weedall, BPA Energy Efficiency Vice President says, “Early last year, we chose Nexant from a competitive solicitation to help us develop EE Central, which will provide our customers with a user-friendly platform employing the latest technology to report their energy efficiency results. EE Central will also streamline our ability to assess and share program performance results. The system will help us as we work with our customers to meet aggressive energy efficiency targets included in the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Sixth Power Plan.”

EE Central’s functionalities include an EE measures library, advanced process flow management, document management and repository, flexible reporting, and user dashboards, along with real-time integration with external tools.

Nexant Chief Technology Officer, Martin Milani, explains, “EE Central, being built on top of Nexant’s next generation TrakSmart platform, will deliver unparalleled flexibility, extensibility, interoperability, and the most advanced Energy Efficiency planning, tracking, and reporting capability in the market.”

Terry Fry, Nexant Senior Vice President of Demand Management, adds: “We are able to help BPA accelerate the adoption of new advanced operational technologies at a very competitive cost and with minimal impact to BPA’s internal support resources. Both BPA and Nexant are looking forward to going live with the core version of EE Central by October 1, 2011. The additional features to come on stream shortly thereafter will deliver additional value to the utility user community.”

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