In the most recent effort to expand its Internet presence, SouthernCompany is launching an online energy and cost management informationsystem, www.EnergyDirect.com. The site is the company’sfirst Internet offering created expressly for all business customers.
EnergyDirect.com provides business customers with access tocurrent and historical energy billing and usage information. Thesite enables customers to access real-time prices and hourly usageinformation. It also can overlay weather data on energy usage,create alerts for when information reaches a threshold, measureconsumption against business goals and compare usage and billinginformation among multiple sites and/or timeframes.
“EnergyDirect.com will significantly improve our customers’ability to understand and analyze their energy consumption allowingthem to make better business decisions,” said Bertram Sears,Southern Company vice president of marketing and new businessdevelopment.
Southern Company chose Enercom Inc., a specialist inInternet-based energy applications, to help developEnergyDirect.com. EnergyDirect.com is being launched in phases andinitially will be available to the Building Owners and Managers ofAtlanta (BOMA). Plans are being developed to roll out the serviceto other customer groups later in the year.
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