Cofely Services Enhances Energy Management Portfolio With Elster EnergyICT

  Cofely Services Enhances Energy Management Portfolio With Elster EnergyICT

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  ESSEN, Germany, and KORTRIJK, Belgium, Jan. 10, 2013

– Belgium's leading Energy Service Company (ESCO) standardizes with EIServer™
for proactive energy management at customer sites –

ESSEN, Germany, and KORTRIJK, Belgium, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster
EnergyICT's EIServer™ has been selected by Cofely Services, Belgium's market
leader in energy management, long-term technical and facility management, as
the platform of choice to proactively manage its customers' energy costs and
drive long-term efficiencies across multiple customer sites. Cofely Services,
as part of the global operating group GDF Suez, reported turnover of €267
million in Belgium in 2011 and today has over 2,000 employees. The company has
already migrated more than 30 customers and over 500 endpoints to its EIServer
platform, with a full commercial launch planned early this year.

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As Belgium's leading Energy Service Company (ESCO), Cofely Services has more
than 1,500 customers ranging from small businesses to large organizations and
industrial customers operating commercial facilities and multiple sites.
Elster EnergyICT's powerful EIServer™ cloud-based platform enables Cofely
Services to collect, cleanse, analyze and interpret all energy-related data
and provide a range of energy management, monitoring and targeting services
designed to substantially reduce its customers' energy and water consumption.
Cofely Services will also use Elster EnergyICT's submeters and data loggers to
collect multiple energy, usage and meter inputs.

"We are experiencing high demand for energy management services in Belgium and
required a robust solution that would enable us to standardize and enhance our
energy management portfolio and continue to meet our stringent contractual
commitments to customers," said Jean Delobel, Energy Manager, Cofely Services.
"We chose Elster EnergyICT because of its market-leading position,
demonstrable track record in delivery and extensive industry experience and
support capability. The feedback from our customers has been very positive so
far and we have been able to detect and resolve a number of problems much
quicker using the EIServer™ platform. Working with Elster EnergyICT not only
enables us to help our customers control their energy costs in the face of
rising energy prices, but means we are ideally positioned to benefit from
Smart Metering incentives moving forward."

EIServer™ includes eiPortal, a fully-configurable energy monitoring tool that
enables Cofely Services to take raw consumption data and create sophisticated
reports and comparative performance indicators for energy usage. The company
will be able to track its customer's projects, monitor efficiency gains and
measure KPIs in consumption, CO [2] emissions, costs and savings from the
previous day, week or month. The solution is also capable of benchmarking
across multiple sites through the eiDashboard module.

"We have a fast-growing list of ESCO partners throughout the world and are
delighted to further strengthen our relationship with a recognized market
leader such as Cofely Services," said Spencer Rigler, Vice President Energy
Management for Elster EnergyICT. "Our EIServer™ solution provides a
one-stop-shop for hardware, software and services and eiPortal and eiDashboard
can be rebranded in accordance with the ESCO's corporate identity. This has
enabled Cofely Services to consolidate its energy management services in
Belgium, while the 'real time' element of the eiDashboard means the company is
able to work more effectively with its maintenance team to quickly locate and
solve any incidents that arise at specific sites or assets. The platform's
intuitive reporting and benchmarking capabilities also means Cofely Services
can suggest new ways for customers to realize efficiencies and keep their
energy-saving targets on track."

About Elster Since its foundation in 1991, Elster EnergyICT has developed
complete, end-to-end solutions that deliver the insight, intelligence and
information needed to power energy management strategies at multi-site,
commercial organizations and to support asset management, load optimization
and customer services at utilities of all sizes. The company's clients include
utilities and energy service companies throughout the US, Europe and
Asia-Pacific, as well as global retailers, military and government
installations, and some of the world's largest industrial and commercial
organizations. The company's success has been built on market-leading
engineering capabilities, years of experience and industrial knowledge, and
dedication to delivering exemplary customer services. Since 2009, the company
has been part of Elster, one of the world's largest providers of electricity,
gas and water measurement and control systems.

For more information about Elster EnergyICT, please visit
www.elster.com/en/elster-energyict .

Elster 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.

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Website: http://www.elster.com
Contact: Geoffrey Riggs, Marketing Communications of Elster,
+33-4-67-22-66-62, geoffrey.riggs@elster.com; Inge Verbrugghe of Elster
EnergyICT Product Marketing, +32-56-276-780, inge.verbrugghe@energyict.com