ESCO Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results and Announces the Potential Sale of Aclara
August 8, 2013
ESCO today reported its operating results for the third quarter ended June 30, 2013. Additionally, the Company announced that its board of directors, working together with its executive management team, has authorized a sale process for the divestiture of Aclara Technologies LLC (Aclara). The board of directors has retained Stephens Inc. as its financial advisor to assist with this process.
ACLARA BOOSTS TWACS TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT OF COMMERCIAL METERS
June 26, 2013
Aclara will now support the Landis & Gyr E330 FOCUS® AX Polyphase commercial meter, one of the industry’s most advanced meters for light commercial and industrial applications. Other commercial meters supported by Aclara’s unique Universal Metering Transponder for TWACS technology include General Electric kV2c and Elster A3 ALPHA® meters.
ACLARA ANNOUNCES CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT FOR WATER AT THE AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
June 10, 2013
With Aclara Consumer Engagement for Water, utilities can apply meter data to educate customers on water usage. The easy-to-understand graphs help customers identify time periods of high and low consumption. Graphs based on daily usage data correlated with temperature, for example, inform utility customers on how weather impacts water usage. Hourly usage graphs help customers identify how specific activities affect water costs. Likewise, daily usage graphs show trends for the billing periods and monthly usage graphs show consumption trends throughout the year. By referencing this this information, the customer can more easily implement the water conservation strategies recommended by the utility.
HUNDREDS OF UTILITY LEADERS TAP THEIR CREATIVE VISION AT THE ACLARA CLIENT CONFERENCE
APRIL 22, 2013
More than 650 utility customers will gather this week for the annual Aclara Client Conference at the Marriott Kansas City Downtown in Kansas City, Mo. Those attending the event, which marks its fifth year, will drive the company’s product vision as well as learn about the company’s new developments in advanced metering infrastructure, cellular technology, consumer engagement solutions, and mobile applications. Aclara Technologies LLC is a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure technologies for water, gas, and electric utilities and is part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. The conference runs April 22 to April 25.
ANDERSON MUNICIPAL LIGHT AND POWER COMMITS TO ACLARA TWACS TECHNOLOGY
April 17, 2013
Anderson Municipal Light and Power has announced plans to implement the TWACS power-line communications system from to read electric meters. The utility will employ the system to reduce costs and improve service to the almost 60,000 residents of Anderson, Ind., a city about 25 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
ACLARA ANNOUNCES ETWACS NEXT GENERATION ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ELECTRIC UTILITIES
February 19, 2013
Aclara Technologies LLC today announced enhanced TWACS® (eTWACS™) at TechAdvantage 2013 in New Orleans. Aclara’s TWACS power-line communications technology is the leading advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution nationwide, communicating with more than 13.5 million deployed smart devices and retrieving hourly data with a read rate higher than 99 percent for over 360 utilities.
Aclara Mobile Experience Offers Utilities an Integrated, User-Friendly Way to Engage Consumers
January 30, 2013
Aclara Technologies LLC, a leader in intelligent infrastructure solutions and part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE), today introduces the Aclara Mobile Experience™ (AME™). AME is a turnkey solution for Apple iOS and Google Android devices that performs a diverse range of applications such as usage tracking, bill pay, outage reporting, customer service and others. AME will enable electric, gas, and water utilities to integrate a diverse set of consumer-facing applications into a secure and easy-to use mobile solution.
ESCO ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF SMART GRID SOLUTIONS PROVIDER
January 3, 2013
ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE) today announced that it has acquired the assets of Metrum Technologies LLC, (“Metrum”) a smart grid solutions provider based in Waco, Texas. The transaction also includes Metrum’s research and development center located in Dallas. Metrum will become part of Aclara Technologies LLC, a member of ESCO’s Utility Solutions Group. Terms were not disclosed.
Aclara Announces Support for U.S. Department of Energy Green Button Initiative Improving Consumer Access to Usage Information
October 2, 2012
Aclara will fully support the next phase of the Green Button initiative, Connect My Data, which allows utilities to automatically deliver usage data to consumers through third-party applications that help them understand and analyze it.
ACLARA TO DEPLOY INTEGRATED CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT AND DEMAND RESPONSE SOLUTIONS AT FORT COLLINS UTILITIES
September 26 , 2012
Aclara today announces a contract with the City of Fort Collins Utilities to deploy an integrated consumer engagement and
demand response solution.
PALATKA GAS AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT ACLARA STAR NETWORK ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE
September 24, 2012
Florida’s Palatka Gas Authority will implement the STAR Network
advanced metering infrastructure to automatically read the 3,500 commercial and residential natural gas meters that PGA serves. Palatka Gas Authority chose the radio-frequency-based fixed-network to improve service as well as reduce costs.
Aclara to Deploy Consumer Engagement Software Solution at Sacramento Municipal Utility District
September 11, 2012
Aclara®, a leader in Intelligent Infrastructure technologies for utilities, today announces a contract with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to deploy its best-in-class consumer engagement software platform.
Two-Way Communications Network for Gas Utilities Efficiently Collects and Stores Meter Data to Improve Billing and Operations
July 30, 2012
The new Aclara Series 3000 family of gas-meter transponders equips its STAR Network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system with two-way communications capability, providing efficient, automatic, and hourly collection of time-stamped meter readings
Aclara STAR ZoneScan Cited as One of Ten Stand-Out Technologies at ACE12
July 23, 2012
Aclara’s STAR® ZoneScan leak-detection system was named one of the 10 Stand-Out Technologies from ACE12 by Water Online, a leading publication covering the water industry.
Aclara Demand Response Management System Advances Load Control at Twin Valleys Public Power District
April 26, 2012
Aclara®, a leader in Intelligent Infrastructure technologies for utilities and part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE), today announces a contract with Nebraska's Twin Valleys Public Power District (TVPPD) to deploy Aclara’s TWACS and Demand Response Management System (DRMS) technologies. The integrated solution will provide a single, fully-integrated platform for demand response, advanced metering and data collection, and power system management.