CAMBRIDGE, MA (March 6, 2000) -- Excelergy Corporation, a leading provider of web-based customer information and transaction management technology to the deregulating retail energy market, announced today an agreement to partner with BP Amoco Gas and Power-North America to use eCN (e-ChoiceNet) Supplier Private Label. ECN Supplier Private Label is a private-branded, Internet-based transaction engine and customer acquisition web site for retail energy end-users.
Excelergy’s eCN Supplier Private Label now allows BP Amoco to provide its retail energy customers across the United States with web-based energy information and pricing. The fully customizable and scalable product gives energy customers the ability to review BP Amoco’s pricing plans, request information and communicate directly with the company using the Internet. With eCN, BP Amoco offers its commercial and industrial customers enhanced web-based options for choosing energy products and services.
“We pride ourselves not only on being a leading supplier of energy products and services, but also in utilizing innovative technology to serve our customers efficiently,” said Tony Fountain, President of BP Amoco Gas and Power-North America. “Excelergy’s eCN Supplier Private Label is the first of many products and services to be offered as part of our eBusiness strategy.”
BP Amoco can leverage the scalability and flexibility of real-time transactions using eCN Supplier Private Label. This functionality enables BP Amoco to launch nationally as markets open. In markets not yet open to energy choice, BP Amoco will build a database of information on customers in preparation for further opening of markets.
Through private branding, BP Amoco’s eCN Supplier Private Label has a consistent “look-and-feel” with its own corporate web site. In addition to its private-branded eCN Supplier Private Label, BP Amoco will be a participating supplier on Excelergy’s e-ChoiceNet public Internet access site (www.e-ChoiceNet.com
“Excelergy’s family of Internet-based applications offers all players in the deregulating energy industry the tools to bring choice to their customers,” said Philippe Frangules, vice-president of e-Commerce at Excelergy. “BP Amoco’s use of eCN Supplier Private Label is just another tool for energy participants to utilize in the New Energy Economy.”
ABOUT BP AMOCO CORPORATION
BP Amoco Corporation is one of North America's leading producers and holders of natural gas reserves, producing 3.5 billion cubic feet (bcf) per day and selling about 7 bcf/day. With nearly 30 manufacturing and production plants across the continent, BP Amoco is a significant generator and consumer of energy, which provides a strong platform upon which it has built energy management and trading skills.
Excelergy is a leading provider of web-based customer information and transaction management technology for the deregulating energy industry. From developing innovative, scalable billing software platforms, to advocating open standards* for electronic business transactions, to offering e-ChoiceNet, an Internet auction site for retail energy procurement, Excelergy is working to give energy companies a competitive advantage in the New Energy Economy. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Excelergy also has offices in Santa Monica, CA and Atlanta, GA.
* Open standards: Excelergy is the first company to publish and donate XML-based (eXtensible Markup Language) standard electronic business transactions to the public domain for use by the deregulated energy industry. Based on EDI-based standard electronic business transactions, PIPE (Partner Interface Process for Energy) is a framework for XML/Internet-based communications. As an early contributor and sponsor of XML PIPE (Partner Interface Process for Energy), Excelergy is committed to the advancement of open standards and customer choice within the deregulated energy industry.