Aquila Energy’s UtiliCorp Energy Management got a Hallmarkgreeting of its own this week, after inking a three-year agreementwith the Hallmark Cards Inc. to manage the company’s energyprocurement process for natural gas and electricity. No financialdetails were disclosed on the amount of the agreement.

Under the contract, UEM will manage the multi-million dollarenergy budget for 17 of Hallmark’s facilities, including its KansasCity-based headquarters and its Binney & Smith subsidiary,which makes Crayola crayons. The Kansas City-based UEM also willoversee the energy supply chain management for demand-sideservices, targeting onsite energy efficiency projects.

Currently UEM provides energy management services for more than350 client facilities throughout the United States, which representmore than $200 million in annual energy expenditures.

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