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For Immediate Release

everse and the California Public Utilities Commission Launch California Energy Connection

LOS ANGELES, November 8, 2002 – Today, everse corporation (everse), a technology consulting, software development, and application outsourcing company, and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the state agency that regulates privately owned telecommunications, electric, natural gas, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies, announced the launch of California Energy Connection.

California Energy Connection provides residential and small business electricity customers with information and tools to help them analyze and evaluate their electricity usage, reduce their electricity consumption and costs, learn about techniques and products to improve their energy efficiency, understand recent and ongoing changes in the California electricity market, and get up–to–the–minute news on a range of electricity–related topics.

The California Energy Connection project engaged everse’s Application Design & Development service and Enterprise Portal Services. Through its Application Design & Development service, everse brought to the project the technical expertise, software development discipline, process–centric methodology, and feedback–oriented change management necessary to provide rapid delivery of application function while minimizing project risks and costs. Leveraging its Enterprise Portal expertise, everse helped the CPUC integrate information from a multitude of sources to create a central, organized knowledge network for energy consumers.

everse designed, developed, and integrated a suite of applications for California Energy Connection that included energy tools, registration and account functionality, and administration applications. everse also integrated third–party solutions into the portal, including several energy tools and headlines from various news sources. everse built the applications and designed the architecture and infrastructure behind them to be scalable to support current functionality and accommodate future enhancements and growth.

California Energy Connection is the result of the efforts of the state government, the CPUC, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and everse corporation. In 2000, California Governor Gray Davis signed Assembly Bill 970, which required the CPUC to adopt initiatives designed to promote energy conservation and to reduce demand for electricity. In 2001, the CPUC created Decision 01–03–073, which directed the state’s utilities to implement load control and distributed generation initiatives. Selected by PG&E, everse developed California Energy Connection using the state assembly bill and the CPUC decision as guidelines and conducting focus groups to test and refine the solution.

Leveraging its Program Management service, everse continues to serve as the program management office for California Energy Connection, managing all aspects of the solution, including the evaluation, selection, and management of all third–party vendors and service level agreements. Working with the CPUC, everse continues to maintain and enhance California Energy Connection to address consumer, industry, and regulatory needs.

According to everse CEO James Sung, “everse and the CPUC were able to translate the state assembly bill and CPUC decision into a valuable energy consumption and cost tool. California Energy Connection is an excellent example of the contribution information technologies can make to increasing energy awareness, efficiency, and conservation.“

About everse corporation

everse is a technology consulting, software development, and application outsourcing company with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Bangalore, and Shanghai. The company mobilizes its expertise in Business Technology Consulting, Application Development & Outsourcing, and Enterprise Integration through its proprietary e-v-e-r-s-e Methodology. everse creates process-centric solutions that address the full range of its clients' functional issues and build long-term business relationships. everse has collaborated with Global 1000 and middle market companies including Allied Domecq PLC, Baskin-Robbins, Conexant Systems, CorVel Corporation, the California Public Utilities Commission, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company, Farmers Insurance Group, Knott's Southern California Resort, Medtronic Minimed, Newhall Land and Farming Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, ValleyCrest Companies, and Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation.

About the California Public Utilities Commission

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulates privately owned telecommunications, electric, natural gas, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. The CPUC is responsible for assuring California utility customers have safe, reliable utility service at reasonable rates, protecting utility customers from fraud, and promoting the health of California’s economy.