UNIONDALE, N.Y.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--EC Infosystems, a leader in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Billing/Customer Information Solutions (CIS) for clients in the deregulated energy industry, announced today that it has successfully completed a twenty-market roll-out of its UtiliBill™ integrated EDI and CIS/Billing solution for LifeEnergy.
“Our competitive pricing and low total cost of ownership were other major considerations in LifeEnergy’s decision to choose EC Infosystems.”
The installation includes electricity and natural gas utilities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland. The first phase of the roll-out for Pennsylvania went live in less than 5 weeks.
“We wanted a proven, EDI-integrated platform from an experienced vendor that could be quickly and accurately deployed in all of our retail markets,” said LifeEnergy Vice President of Operations, Neil McKellar. “We also needed a system that could easily be integrated with our upstream and downstream applications. After evaluating a number of retail energy billing systems, we chose EC Infosystems’ UtiliBill™ platform as the premier option.”
“We are very pleased to add LifeEnergy to our rapidly growing customer base of competitive energy marketers,” said EC Infosystems’ President and CEO, Mohan Wanchoo. “Our hosted application model and EDI integration make the UtiliBill™ platform a natural choice for energy retailers looking to rapidly expand into new markets.”
“The fact that we were already established and EDI certified in all five deregulated states was exceptionally attractive to a company looking for a fast entry into these markets,” said Ananda Goswami, EC Infosystems’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing, who was responsible for structuring the deal. “Our competitive pricing and low total cost of ownership were other major considerations in LifeEnergy’s decision to choose EC Infosystems.”
LifeEnergy provides electricity, natural gas, solar, distributed generation, liquefied natural gas, and energy services, in deregulated retail markets throughout the U.S. After the initial rollout into the first twenty markets, LifeEnergy plans to expand into all U.S. competitive retail markets.
About EC Infosystems
EC Infosystems is market-leading software as a service (SaaS) provider of Electronic Commerce, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), and Customer Information Solutions (CIS)/Billing solutions, serving more than 300 clients in the deregulated energy Industry across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. EC Infosystems is one of the nation’s fastest growing providers of CIS/Billing solutions and Electronic Data Interchange services for deregulated energy markets. Ease of use, integrated EDI, a hosted deployment model, and low total cost of ownership make the company’s UtiliBill™ platform the solution of choice for energy retailers looking to combine superior customer service with the lowest cost to serve. For more information, visit www.ecinfosystems.com.
Based in Houston, Texas, LifeEnergy is a distributed energy company with a strong commitment to alternative and renewable energy resources. LifeEnergy provides energy products and services to residential homeowners as well as commercial businesses. These products and services include electricity, natural gas, and solar in select markets. The company will provide service in all deregulated markets in the United States, beginning with Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland. LifeEnergy is an affiliate of LS Power, a North American power company with offices in New York, New Jersey, Missouri, California and Texas. LS Power is a developer, owner, operator and investor in power generation (solar and natural gas) and electric transmission infrastructure throughout the United States. LifeEnergy is currently licensed by the PA PUC (License # A-2016-2538668), the Illinois Commerce Commission (License # 16-0369) and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (License # 16-1109E(1)).