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

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

March 3 - 6, 2014

TechAdvantage Conference & Expo

Music City Center, Nashville, TN

Aclara is sponsoring and exhibiting.

March 17 - 20, 2014

WATERCON 2014

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, IL

Aclara is exhibiting.

April 7 - 11, 2014

NWPPA Engineering & Operations Conference & Trade Show

Reno Events Center, Reno, NV

Aclara is exhibiting (Booth 427).

April 9, 2014

Alabama Rural Electric Association (AREA) Trade Show

The Renaissance Montgomery Convention Center, Montgomery, AL

Aclara is exhibiting.

May 6 - 9, 2014

UTC TELECOM 2014

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

Aclara is exhibiting.

June 8 - 12, 2014

AWWA ACE 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

Aclara is exhibiting (Booth 2411).

July 27 - 30, 2014

CARILEC Engineering & GIS Conference

Aruba 

Aclara is exhibiting.