Stonewater/CNT Collaborate To Keep Lights On

EVANSTON, IL — Jan 31, 2001 — Stonewater Software's energy1st service has been selected by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) to provide the communications technology enabling the Community Energy Cooperative, a CNT sponsored electric load curtailment program, to communicate with industrial and commercial members during a power down event. The Cooperative calls upon members to voluntarily reduce their electric power consumption during peak demand periods, which alleviates strain on ComEd's local power grid. Stonewater and CNT are teaming to make the CNT program one of the nation's most automated curtailment program with the selection of energy1st, an Internet-based energy management system.

Stonewater has been recognized by the California Independent System Operator (ISO) as a recommended energy management system to aid in increasing electric availability and reliability in California. energy1st and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are also cooperating on a proposal to the California Energy Commission for its electric demand reduction program.

Commonwealth Edison uses Stonewater technology to operate its summer energy co-op program that involves about 360 of its customers and can provide approximately 260 MW of energy reduction when fully implemented. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sacramento, CA, also is a user of Stonewater technology.

Users of Stonewater's energy1st energy management and information services include The Art Institute of Chicago, the Comerica Building in San Jose, CA and the New York Power Authority, which serves some of the largest high-profile customers in the City of New York.

Stonewater Software Inc. is an Evanston-based corporation that is privately held.

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