SOURCE: Southern California Telephone Company

Southern California Telephone Company

March 14, 2012 08:00 ET

Businesses Can Soon Sell Electricity to the Grid and Turn Energy Expenses Into New Revenue Streams

Energy and Telecom Company SCT&E Is Leading the Charge

TEMECULA, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2012) - Southern California Telephone & Energy (SCT&E) has just completed the final patent filing of their Decentralized Energy Management System and Method, one year after the company filed for and received a provisional patent-pending. The company calls the product their "Virtual Power Plant®." The Virtual Power Plant is an innovative software mechanism to manage electricity load "on-demand." The company hopes to bring this cutting edge technology to consumers of electricity in the near future to assist in the reduction and/or increase of power. "Ideally, this product will level the energy grid and will allow energy users to sell back their energy lowering their bills and in some cases eliminating them," states Greg Michaels, Entrepreneur and CEO of the company.

Developed by savvy visionaries, industry-leading engineers and energy experts, the Virtual Power Plant is an Artificial Intelligence platform that offers energy load management, analytics and the ability to transform load into a virtual generation resource. With the Virtual Power Plant product, customers not only reduce costs by optimizing their energy usage, but can also sell back their electricity to the grid when prices are high, thereby opening up a new profit stream. Implementation of the Virtual Power Plant is scalable; it can be deployed from a mid-size business to an entire city. Virtual generators are quick to deploy, cost-effective and represent a form of "green energy."

"Essentially any end-user who desires to manage their electrical load thereby reducing their energy payout can benefit from our program," says Greg Michaels, CEO of Southern California Telephone & Energy. "We like to think of it as a virtual green generator."

In today's market economy, installation of the "Virtual Power Plant" is not expensive and can be positioned as a substitute to generation and new transmission lines. The product is ideal for constrained electrical areas and heavy electricity users. At the commercial end, there are little infrastructure upgrades needed. The Virtual Power Plant platform can also be used as a quiet means for energy generation while showing measurability of a customer's carbon footprint. Finally, the Virtual Power Plant product can enrich cities, counties, and others who can retain the value of energy savings for themselves and their constituents rather than allowing incumbent utilities to dominate the resources. In the event of loss of electricity, the Virtual Power Plant may be disconnected from the utility and allowed to operate autonomously. For more information visit www.virtualpowerplant.com

About Southern California Telephone & Energy:

Southern California Telephone Company, dba Southern California Telephone & Energy, is a spin-off of Wholesale Airtime, Inc. established in 1994 by founder and CEO Greg Michaels. In simple terms, SCT&E is a vertically integrated Telephone and Energy Company, offering discounted legacy voice, data, Wi-Fi, VOIP, SIP, Cable Telephone, and Telephone Systems. The company also provides renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions blending the world of electronic mediums. Additionally, SCT&E is involved in energy generation projects around the world.

Subsequent to the 1996 deregulation of the telecom industry in the United States, SCT&E took advantage of the opportunity to become a privately held, facility-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) and utility under the CPUC. In addition to its CLEC status, SCT&E is also a Certified Long Distance Carrier (IXC), and a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP). SCT&E has one of the largest fixed wireless, or WiMax, networks in California. With multiple locations, its corporate offices are located in Temecula, California. SCT&E has a redundant telecommunications network with switches and facilities on both coasts of the United States.

In 2011, SCT&E became an Electric Service Provider (ESP) and was granted FERC Authority allowing the company to buy and sell energy nationwide. Its Energy Division affords consumers the ability to invest in renewable energy systems to include PV Solar and its patent-pending Virtual Power Plant®.

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