SOURCE: Premier Alliance Group, Inc.

Premier Alliance Group, Inc.

April 03, 2013 08:00 ET

Premier Alliance Selected by The Ojai Valley Sanitary District to Implement Automated Demand Response at Water Treatment Facility

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - Apr 3, 2013) - Premier Alliance Group, Inc., (OTCQB: PIMO) a strategic advisory, services, and solutions firm providing 360° Intelligence Delivery through Knowledge Based Expertise ("KBE") focused on energy efficiency and operational risk aspects, announced today that its Energy and Sustainability Division has been engaged to implement Southern California Edison's (SCE) Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) program at the Ojai Valley Sanitary District (OVSD) treatment plant approximately 70 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.

The scope of the project includes the installation of control systems that will allow the safe and systematic shutdown of two large aerator motors that are used during the oxidation process. An initial comprehensive audit, conducted by Premier Alliance engineers, identified the 120 kilowatts of energy use as an ideal opportunity to reduce consumption during high summer demand periods while maintaining full treatment capacity and full sanitation of water being pumped back into the Ventura River. OVSD continues to focus on energy efficiency and green energy solutions.

"This unique opportunity with OVSD allows us to combine several of our core competencies into a single, comprehensive project," said Rob Davis, Senior Vice President of Energy Services for Premier Alliance. "Our extensive background with each of the major utilities; including, energy, gas, water and sanitation made us the ideal choice for OVSD to assess and develop cutting edge solutions to an increasingly prolific problem in highly populous areas. Premier Alliance engineers have been designing and optimizing facilities like this for years, so combining extensive industry experience with our demand side management expertise and in-depth knowledge of the compliance issues surrounding water treatment certainly differentiates us among our peers."

About Premier Alliance Group, Inc.
Premier Alliance Group, Inc. (OTCQB: PIMO) provides Knowledge Based Expertise ("KBE") through its strategic advisory, services, and solutions delivery capabilities. The firm provides 360° Intelligence Delivery, a holistic approach to meet client objectives, through our Professional Services and Solutions Groups. We currently have two major delivery verticals, Energy and Risk/Compliance, driven by increased energy mandates as well as regulatory requirements across several industries. Our Energy capabilities position us as a leading provider of energy efficiency and sustainable facilities solutions. This includes designing, engineering and installing disparate solutions and technologies that enable clients to reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint. Our Risk/Compliance capabilities encompass Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) and Business Performance & Technology as we assist clients with Risk Management, Compliance, Organizational Effectiveness, Project Management, and Information Management. Premier Alliance is headquartered in Charlotte, NC. For more information, visit www.premieralliance.com.

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