Aclara Acquired

Aclara Will Join Affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

Aclara is pleased to announce it will become a self-directed company when acquired by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., applying our assets and resources to explore new technology and marketing opportunities, while bringing renewed focus and new resources to our existing market space.

Aclara is a great fit with Sun Capital Partners’ proven strategy to identify, acquire and invest in companies that lead their industries. Aclara and our customers will benefit from Sun Capital Partners, Inc.’s extensive and varied experience operating high-growth businesses. This expertise, coupled with substantial in-house resources, positions Aclara to tackle the challenging dynamics of the rapidly changing utility industry.

Aclara will be the first acquisition in the utility space for Sun Capital Partners, and we believe this business opportunity will allow us to grow and expand both the depth and breadth of our products and services.

We’re excited for the future and know this is the start of a journey that will bring more value and better service to our customers.

What's New

Allan Connolly's ACE14 Interview

July 22, 2014
Our new President & CEO Allan Connolly spoke with Angela Godwin, Chief Editor of WaterWorld magazine, at AWWA’s ACE14 Annual Conference & Exposition in Boston. The discussion provides insight into Aclara’s new ownership, bright future and renewed focus on growth, as well as Allan’s perspective on the current state of the water industry, including challenges like infrastructure and economics, and water’s relationship to the energy business.

Aclara Offers New Service Offerings for Water Utilities

6/10/2014
As part of its STAR_select™ solution for water utilities, Aclara Technologies LLC, a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure technologies for water, gas and electric utilities, announces a new high-level services program for water utilities that makes it easier to implement a successful AMI strategy.

Aclara Introduces STAR_prestige for Water Customers

6/9/2014
Aclara introduces STAR_prestige™ analytics at the American Water Works Association’s ACE14, in Boston. The analytics solution is the first offering in the company’s STAR_select™ line of powerful and scalable solutions connecting its proven, fixed-network communications with a host of integrated product offerings and professional services for water utilities.

City of Canton Upgrades Contract for Aclara STAR Network

6/5/2014
Aclara Technologies LLC, has inked a deal with the City of Canton, Ohio, to upgrade its existing STAR® advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network with Aclara’s Series 3000 meter transmission units (MTUs).

Toho Water Authority Finalizing Deployment of Aclara STAR Network

6/4/2014
Aclara has finalized an agreement with Toho Water Authority in Kissimmee, Fla. to deploy 45,000 additional meter transmission units (MTUs) over the next 24 months. This brings the total number of AMI-enabled meters managed by Toho to 115,000.

ACLARA NAMES NEW CEO AND PRESIDENT

May 21, 2014
Allan Connolly, an operations and technology executive with broad global leadership experience, has been named Chief Executive Officer and President of Aclara Technologies LLC.

ESCO ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO DIVEST ACLARA

March 17, 2014
ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE) today announced that it has signed an agreement to divest Aclara Technologies LLC to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

SIX ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES MOVE FORWARD WITH ACLARA'S POWER LINE COMMUNICATIONS

March 4, 2014
Six electric cooperatives in Florida, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas have announced plans to deploy power-line communications systems from Aclara.

ACLARA TECHNOLOGIES GRABS GOLD AT CONNECTED WORLD MAGAZINE AWARDS

February 19, 2014
Aclara Technologies LLC has won a Gold Connected World Award in the Utilities category for implementing machine-to-machine (M2M) technology in its STAR® Network system.

ACLARA OFFERS UTILITIES SECURE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS ON VERIZON’S NETWORK

February 3, 2014
Aclara offers utility companies a secure, standards-based, and easy-to-deploy solution to backhaul data from meters and other utility-operated devices over a virtual private network (VPN) operating on Verizon’s network.

ACLARA ANNOUNCES NEW STAR NETWORK CUSTOMER AGREEMENTS

January 30, 2014
Aclara announces that two municipalities reaching more than 18,000 end points have signed agreements to use Aclara’s industry-leading STAR® Network AMI solution.

ACLARA LEADS INDUSTRY WITH RECENT WINS IN ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITY SOFTWARE

January 29, 2014
Six rural electric cooperatives, comprising nearly 64,000 end points, have signed agreements to use its industry leading eTWACS advanced metering infrastructure technology. In addition, one investor-owned utility will use Aclara’s Asset Data Management solution as a repository to track nearly four million new and existing end points.

ACLARA DEMONSTRATES OPERATIONAL DATA MANAGEMENT AT DISTRIBUTECH 2014

January 27, 2014
Aclara Technologies LLC will demonstrate the iiDEAS™ Operational Data Management Solution at DistribuTECH 2014, January 28-30. The iiDEAS solution streamlines utility business processes in operations, customer support, and meter data management.

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.

Upcoming Events

July 27 - 30, 2014

CARILEC Engineering & GIS Conference

Aruba 

Aclara is exhibiting (Booth 8).

July 27 - 29, 2014

ALEC Annual Meeting

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Aclara is exhibiting.

July 28 - 30, 2014

SGA Operating Conference & Exhibits

Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Aclara is exhibiting (Booth 921).

August 6 - 8, 2014

TVPPA E & O Conference

Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro, TN

Aclara will be exhibiting.

August 7 - 9, 2014

ElectriCities of NC 2014 Annual Conference

Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC

Aclara is sponsoring and exhibiting.

August 13 - 15, 2014

2014 Technology Conference Presented by North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives

Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, SC

Aclara is sponsoring and exhibiting (Booth 60).

October 20 - 23, 2014

Chartwell's EMACS

Hyatt Regency, Orlando, FL

Aclara will be exhibiting.

February 3 - 5, 2015

DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Aclara is exhibiting (Booth 2130).

February 23 - 25, 2015

NRECA TechAdvantage Conference & Expo

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Aclara is exhibiting (Booth 1419).

May 19 - 21, 2015

AGA Operations Conference and Biennial Exposition

Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

Aclara will be exhibiting.

June 7 - 10, 2015

AWWA ACE Annual Conference and Exposition

Anaheim Convention Center, Anahaim, CA

Aclara will be sponsoring and exhibiting (Booth 438).