Service reduces utility costs while protecting equipment

AT&T and Acclaim Energy collaborate to improve power grid reliability.

Dallas—AT&T and Acclaim Energy Advisors, a provider of energy management solutions for commercial, industrial, healthcare and governmental consumers, has announced a strategic agreement to provide a unique service to business customers that can reduce their utility costs while protecting sensitive equipment from power surges and helping restore reliability to the power grid.

Powered by AT&T, the Acclaim Energy DLO365SM or Dynamic Load Optimization will utilize smart grid technology to provide low cost, intelligent power metering and control systems that enable remote monitoring and switching of loads from the grid to standby generators within seconds. DLO365SM can automatically reduce energy loads as small as 100 kW across many customer sites when called upon either by a grid operator or another Demand Response program manager. Combined with abundant security and disaster recovery features, DLO365TM helps ensure continuity of service and electric generation during emergencies.

“With the continued expansion of our AT&T Smart Grid capabilities, we collaborated with Acclaim Energy to help bring to market a unique solution that directly addresses ongoing power grid issues,” said Abhi Ingle, Vice President of Industry and Mobility Application Solutions Group, AT&T Business and Home Solutions. “Leveraging our deep expertise in securely managing communications and data systems with Acclaim’s leadership in energy management, this solution improves the delivery of cost effective, reliable electricity.”

"We have a serious electricity problem and it requires both the public and private sector to explore what they can do to protect the energy grid in Texas,” said Alex Mills, President of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. “We are facing a serious shortfall and this new solution from Acclaim and AT&T has the ability to have an immediate impact, while creating an alternative source of revenue for participants."

Direct Benefits of DLO365SM:
• Business and government customers of all sizes can participate
• Year-round participation in electricity curtailment programs that generate revenue for their organizations
• Reduces peak consumption and increased savings.

“Although grid challenges are growing nationwide, we’re introducing this service first in Texas due to its acute electricity generation problems and potential reliability issues in 2012 and beyond,” said John Elder, Acclaim Energy Advisors CEO. “Together with AT&T, we can assist organizations that want to manage energy smartly, generate income and help avert costly grid failures that impact economic growth and quality of life for residents.”

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