HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - June 04, 2013) - Houston-based Champion Energy Services (championenergyservices.com), one of the fastest-growing retail electric providers in the nation, today announced an agreement with Lowfoot, Inc. (lowfoot.com), a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) for smart meter data and demand response, to bring the benefits of smart energy to residential customers.
Champion Energy will use Smart Meter Texas data and Lowfoot's SaaS system to show customers their energy usage patterns and a projection of their monthly electricity bill. Customers can use this information to better understand and manage their consumption. In addition, customers can choose to post energy updates to their own social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, receive text or email alerts and explore their historical usage online.
"Making smart meter data available more timely reflects Champion Energy's unwavering commitment to helping customers manage their electricity consumption and energy costs," said David J. Tudor, President and CEO of Champion Energy. "Our new program, named PowerTrack, will provide valued customers with home energy consumption insights and enhance their customer experience."
Champion Energy selected Lowfoot's SaaS platform because it allowed Champion Energy to quickly implement this highly competitive offering. Champion Energy can also use the Lowfoot platform to analyze data from smart meters, aggregate it and help reduce peak energy consumption to mitigate wholesale energy price spikes.
"The Champion Energy team, with its award-winning approach to customer satisfaction and service, has an intense focus on delivering quality insights to consumers" said Philip Playfair, CEO and co-founder of Lowfoot, Inc. "Lowfoot is committed to helping Champion Energy keep its customers ahead of the curve in leveraging the potential of smart meter data."
About Champion Energy Services
Houston-based Champion Energy Services is one of the fastest-growing and largest retail electric providers (REPs) in the nation and one of the top REPs never to have been affiliated with a utility. Champion Energy currently serves residential, governmental, commercial and industrial customers in deregulated electric energy markets in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey; governmental, commercial and industrial customers in Ohio and Maryland; natural gas customers in Illinois and plans to begin serving customers in New York in the third quarter of 2013. The company has ranked "Highest in Residential Customer Satisfaction with Retail Electric Service, Three Years in a Row" according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2012 Texas Residential Retail Electric Provider Customer Satisfaction Studiessm.* Backed by the financial strength of Texas-based Crane Capital and EDF Trading North America, LLC, the company currently serves more than 1.4 million residential customer equivalents, with a peak load near 3,600 megawatts. PUCT No. 10098, PA PUC license A-2009-2124113, Ohio PUC certificate 09-166E(1), Illinois (ICC) docket 10-0168, New Jersey BPU license ESL-0082 and Maryland IR-2196.
* For J.D. Power and Associates award information, go to www.jdpower.com.
About Lowfoot, Inc.
Founded in 2009, Lowfoot is a privately held corporation with offices in Toronto, Canada and Houston, Texas. Lowfoot is a rapidly growing provider of innovative solutions for the electricity and utility industry. Lowfoot enables energy providers to improve customer engagement through sharing smart meter data in a friendly format, including online and on mobile devices. Lowfoot's technology gives providers and utilities the ability to influence and shift peak energy usage. The Lowfoot tool set offers a critical capability for REPs as the cap on ERCOT wholesale electricity moves from $4,500 a megawatt in 2013 to $9,000 in 2015. Lowfoot currently has active consumer participation in Texas, California, Canada, and Europe. For more information, visit www.lowfoot.com.