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AEG IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UTILITY PURCHASING MANAGEMENT GROUP (UPMG) WILL BE CONDUCTING THE FIFTH ANNUAL SUPPLY CHAIN BENCHMARKING STUDY.

AEG in partnership with the Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) will be conducting the fifth annual Supply Chain Benchmarking Study.

This study is the only comprehensive Supply Chain benchmark study that is conducted by and for the utility industry. It addresses Purchasing, Warehousing, Materials Management and Accounts Payable. Participation in the study has grown from thirteen utilities in the first year to twenty-five in 2007.

The principal objectives of this study are:
Make it simple for companies to participate (data entry through the benchmarking website)
Ensure that results provide apples-to-apples comparisons (iterative process that allows for discussion and revisions before the final report is issued)
Provide a forum for participants to solicit Supply Chain "best practices" (a half day working session for participants is conducted at the UPMG conference)
Offer year-round opportunity for participants to conduct surveys, inquiries and direct contacts with the survey group
Provide all participants with a final report that allows them to compare their performance against that of their peers 

For more information about the 2008 Study, please contact:

Jack Cusack
631-881-7132
jcusack@appliedenergygroup.com

Jerry Rowan
631-881-7129
jrowan@appliedenergygroup.com

AEG COMPLETES SUPPLY CHAIN BENCHMARKING STUDY FOR THE UTILITY PURCHASING MANAGEMENT GROUP (UPMG) CONFERENCE IN BOSTON, SEPTEMBER 24TH THROUGH 27TH

Utilities from around the country participate in this annual benchmarking study conducted by AEG. Critical supply chain metrics are compared and reported on in a comprehensive report. Participants are offered various tools to help them evaluate performance, and all are included in a valuable networking group that focuses directly on the Supply Chain Process.

AEG has conducted the Supply Chain Benchmarking Study for the UPMG for the past three years. Participation in the study has grown from 13 companies in 2004, to 21 in 2005, and this year 24 companies have joined the study. Over eighty metrics are included in the final report covering twelve different supply chain categories. In addition to a complete report of critical metrics, participants receive a score card that compares each company’s performance against all participants to display relative scoring in the areas of efficiency and effectiveness of critical indices. For more information about the study and how to participate, contact:

Jack Cusack
631-434-1414, ext. 132
jcusack@appliedenergygroup.com

Jerry Rowan
631-434-1414, ext. 129
jrowan@appliedenergygroup.com

Steve Maslak
631-434-1414, ext. 122
smaslak@appliedenergygroup.com

AEG CO-SPONSORED THE RECENT MULTIFAMILY BUILDING CONFERENCE JUNE 26-28, 2006 IN NEW YORK CITY

AEG was a co-sponsor of the recent Multifamily Building Conference June 26-28, 2006 in New York City, hosted by the Association for Energy Affordability (see http://www.aeanyc.org/MFB2006.htm for more information and copies of presentations). Applied Energy Group participated as a conference co-sponsor and both moderated a session and presented on "Advanced Pricing in Multifamily Buildings", as well as presented case studies on Multifamily Building Controls. AEG manages several NYSERDA Pilot programs on submetering, advanced metering, demand response and time-sensitive pricing.

AEG CONTRIBUTES TO DOE DEMAND RESPONSE REPORT AND PRESENTS ON APARTMENT TOU PRICING

The February 2006 U.S. DOE report on "Benefits of Demand Response in Electricity Markets", in response to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, cites a paper on thermostat-based load control program results by AEG's Joe Lopes, presented at the Metering America Conference in 2004. AEG also presented at the recent conference in Atlanta June 24-26 on "Overcoming Barriers to Time-of-Use Rates for Apartment Residents", reporting on results of a NYSERDA Pilot Project in New York City multifamily buildings.

AEG TO DESIGN A 5-YEAR DSM PORTFOLIO FOR THE EMPIRE ELECTRIC COMPANY

AEG has been retained by a Collaborative in Missouri to design a 5-year comprehensive DSM portfolio for the Empire Electric District. The portfolio of programs will target all customer classes and market segments. AEG will administer comprehensive benefit/cost screening of all existing and proposed DSM initiatives. Program design will incorporate utility best practices and be administered by AEG's seasoned DSM experts.

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