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Old Dominion Electric Cooperative Implements Integrated Billing System

APOGEE Interactive, Inc. has announced the first implementation of BillingInsights integrated with the NISC billing system at Prince George Electric Cooperative, one of 11 member cooperatives of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative. ODEC is a generation and transmission energy provider to 1.2 million consumers. For many years, ODEC has made available to its member cooperatives Apogee's comprehensive HomeEnergySuite, special-purpose calculators, and commercial libraries as online resources for their members. Billing integration dramatically increases the functionality of these offerings to include the ability to produce energy audits, explain why a bill has changed from month to month or year to year, and communicate that information via computer or mobile devices as graphical, verbal, or text messages.

NISC customers can now take advantage of an accurate online bill analysis application powered by Apogee's RESNET-accredited AMES analysis engine. Apogee's BillingInsights software shows actual end-use system energy use giving energy-saving recommendations based on an individual's behavior operating the home.

By integrating with NISC's billing system, users will now have the opportunity to add additional applications, such as bill analysis presented through mobile technology. This will allow consumers to receive information about their energy use via voice (IVR) or texting (ITR). Also, Apogee's EnergyInsights, an advanced auditor's tool, can display energy use data for auditors in the field using an iPad or other tablet computers and create professional reports for customers.


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