Pulse Energy: Energy Intelligence for FortisBC Customers

Canadian utility’s new EnerTracker program offering Pulse Energy software to qualifying organizations.

Vancouver, B.C., Canada, February 18, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Pulse Energy, the world leader in energy intelligence software (EIS) for utilities to serve their commercial customers, announced its first live accounts in FortisBC’s newest commercial efficiency program, EnerTracker.[1] This initiative, the widest deployment of EIS for natural gas users in Canada, will help users reduce energy waste by giving them unprecedented insight into their energy consumption.

“FortisBC is pleased to be working together with Pulse Energy to deliver the EnerTracker program to our natural gas commercial customers,” said Ramsay Cook, program manager, FortisBC. “We’re confident that Pulse has the expertise to help offer our customers a valuable service to monitor their energy use and maximize their efficiency.”

EnerTracker will help organizations such as hospitals, hotels and restaurants to discover costly inefficiencies such as equipment left running, improper maintenance and duct leaks. Natural gas customers in BC already using Pulse Energy’s EIS have reduced their energy consumption by up to 18%.

FortisBC's natural gas customers join thousands of Pulse™ users across North America, including FortisBC's electric customers under the Building Optimization program. Visit the EnerTracker microsite[2] to learn about the program and sign up.

Pulse Energy helps utilities to achieve regulated efficiency targets and boost customer satisfaction. This is achieved through the Pulse™ Product Family: a scalable software solution for commercial buildings that delivers insight to improve performance, engages occupants, and accurately measures and verifies energy performance. To learn more visit www.pulseenergy.com.

FortisBC is a regulated utility focused on providing safe and reliable energy, including natural gas, electricity, propane and thermal energy solutions. FortisBC employs more than 2300 British Columbians and serves approximately 1.1. million customers in more than 135 B.C. communities. FortisBC is indirectly wholly owned by Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada. FortisBC owns and operates four regulated hydroelectric generating plants, approximately 7,000 kilometres of transmission and distribution power lines, and approximately 47,000 kilometres of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines. FortisBC Inc., FortisBC Energy Inc, FortisBC Energy (Vancouver Island) Inc., and FortisBC Energy (Whistler) Inc. do business as FortisBC. Fortis Inc. shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol FTS. Additional information can be accessed at www.fortisbc.com or www.sedar.com.

[1] Not available on Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast, or Whistler
[2] http://www.fortisbc.com/NaturalGas/Business/Offers/EnerTrackerEnergyManagementInformationSystem/Pages/default.aspx
Pulse Energy
Peter Cavan