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DukeSolutions Becomes Canada's Leading Retail Energy Services Provider With Acquisition of Montreal Firm

CHARLOTTE – DukeSolutions, the integrated energy solutions subsidiary of Duke Energy Corporation, has announced the acquisition of CMA Chalifour, Marcotte & Associés of Montreal, Quebec and its subsidiary, CMA Interface.

PlantPROCORE The purchase, coupled with DukeSolutions September, 1998 acquisition of Tescor Energy Services of Toronto, Ontario makes the company the leading retail energy services provider in Canada. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"The Tescor acquisition laid the foundation for our entry into Canada last year," said Charlie Watkins," company president. "We've built upon that foundation with energy information and supply management capabilities, demonstrated recently when we secured a $27 million (Can) efficiency and building renewal contract for Toronto's TD Centre. That project is one of the largest of its kind in North America and is in conjunction with the city's Better Buildings Partnership. We anticipate similar successes in Quebec with our acquisition of CMA."

News of Aussie BACnet Affiliates from Mike Newman

There will be a BACnet presentation open to all interested parties in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday, September 30. Speakers will be Steve Bushby (NIST), Bill Swan (Alerton), and I. The time and place will be fixed soon and posted on We are hoping to have a small "interoperability demo" in the afternoon so the Aussies will have a chance to poke at some actual gear. So far, the Aussie affiliates of Alerton, Automated Logic, and Delta are working on the logistics with others possibly joining the fray.

Steve, Bill, and I will "down under" for a meeting of ISO TC205, the committee looking at approving BACnet as an international standard.

BACnet Addendum 135b To Be Publicly Reviewed

Addendum 135b will begin a 60-day public review on September 8, 1999. The addendum proposes 17 "Independent Substantive Changes" to BACnet which include new Multi-state Value, Trend Log, and Averaging object types and two new services, ReadRange and UTCTimeSynchronization. The addendum also refines and enhances several other BACnet features pertinent to alarm processing and scheduling.

BOMA 99 Demonstrated Power of EnFlex To Monitor & Control Dissimilar EMS Systems
Atlanta, Georgia, June 28, 1999 - Property managers and other visitors kept the EnFlex booth busy while observing the power of EnFlex to monitor and control dissimilar building automation systems over the web. EnFlex demonstrated communication with Modbus devices, Facility Automation systems, Dallas One-wire monitoring and control devices, Honeywell W7600 controllers, and EnFlex Corp. IO-12 controllers. The EnFlex gateway provides facility managers an easy, low cost way to integrate multiple dissimilar systems. The EnFlex booth was a joint marketing effort of EnFlex Corp and E-Finity, an EnFlex Value Added Reseller.

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