Fort Collins also will provide customers with tools to better understand and make choices regarding their electric and water use through applications for conservation, bill comparison and analysis, AMI data presentment, energy and water management, consumer alerts and goal setting through the Aclara consumer engagement portal. Customers will have access to the secure portal through devices that may include computers, mobile devices and in-home displays.
About AclaraAclara® represents the industry's leading Intelligent Infrastructure technologies for providing device networking, data-value management, and customer communications to water, gas, and electric utilities globally. Over 500 utilities in nine countries rely on proven Aclara solutions to connect with their customers. Aclara Technologies LLC is part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), St. Louis. Create Your Intelligent Infrastructure™ www.Aclara.com.
About CalicoCalico Energy provides a unified operations center that connects data, devices, software engines and applications. Through centralized reporting and powerful analytics, this "hub" enables intelligent decision making – as well as control of targeted energy resources and grid assets. Calico improves decision making by unifying all relevant data from inside and outside a utility and providing insight through advanced analytics and forecasting capabilities. Calico also allows utilities to create, execute, test, and fine-tune diverse load-management programs to meet operational needs, business goals, and regulatory requirements – today and in the future.
About City of Fort Collins UtilitiesThe city of Fort Collins ( fcgov.com) is an award-winning, full-service municipality with 2,000 employees serving 144,000 residents, located 60 miles north of Denver. Based at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University, the City continually ranks in the top 10 best places to live nationally. As a municipally owned, multi-service utility employing 387 individuals, Fort Collins Utilities provides electric, water, wastewater and storm water services to customers within its service area. In 2007, Utilities ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) launched its "Utilities for the 21 st Century Initiative" to help frame a purpose, issues and strategies for an overall long-term sustainability design and direction. The Initiative offers a foundation to ensure Utilities' services and management systems remain high quality and reliable, meet the needs of the community—and help to reduce Utilities' capital costs and environmental footprint. The Initiative closely aligns with a broader community vision of protecting and conserving the quality of life in Northern Colorado.SOURCE Aclara