SOURCE: Summit Energy Services

Summit Energy Services

February 08, 2011 08:00 ET

Summit Energy Named Emerging Leader in Enterprise Energy and Carbon Accounting

Recognized as a Top Company in Industry Expected to Grow 300% in 2011

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) -  Summit Energy, a global sustainability and energy management firm, has been named an Emerging Leader in the Enterprise Energy and Carbon Accounting (EECA) software market in a report released today by Groom Energy Solutions. Summit was chosen as a key carbon management company from among 75 vendors examined in the report, "The 2011 Enterprise Energy and Carbon Accounting (EECA) Software Market -- A Buyers Guide."

The research report analyzes the energy and carbon management software market and identifies "emerging leaders" in the industry by evaluating five criteria: customer deployments, technology features, energy management capabilities, market vision and financial stability. This year's report is the first to examine both the energy and carbon management capabilities of software companies, reflecting a growing customer need for enterprise-wide tracking of energy consumption along with carbon management.

"Summit's impressive customer portfolio, emphasis on data accuracy, and capabilities in both carbon and energy have elevated it to the top of the EECA market," said Paul Baier, vice president of sustainability consulting for Groom Energy. "Companies looking for a way to ensure the quality of the environmental and energy data they manage should seriously consider Summit Energy."

Summit's EECA software, dashboarDView, enables companies to manage carbon, energy and environmental data, and includes a managed service component that facilitates the collection, validation and organization of data. Summit's emphasis on accuracy addresses a key issue identified in Groom Energy report: "collection of energy usage data is often the most labor-intensive part of any carbon emission project."

"Our inclusion in the Groom 2011 EECA Emerging Leaders list reflects the trust that dozens of companies have placed in our carbon and sustainability services," said Steve Wilhite, President and CEO of Summit Energy. "As a company with 20 years of experience with energy data, Summit has built its business around the inextricable link between carbon management and solid energy usage data."

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About Summit Energy
Summit Energy provides sustainability and energy management services to businesses in a wide range of industries. Summit Energy manages more than $20 billion in annualized energy spend for more than 650 clients worldwide. Summit Energy leads companies to cost-effective strategies by providing energy procurement, risk management, rate analysis, demand reduction and sustainability services. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky with a team of more than 350 employees, Summit has additional offices in the U.S., Belgium, France, Mexico, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. Learn more at and

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