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For Immediate Release

The California Public Utilities Commission and everse Launch Phase 2 of California Energy Connection

LOS ANGELES, October 27, 2003 – Today, everse corporation (everse), a technology consulting, software development, and application outsourcing company, announced the launch of phase 2 of California Energy Connection, which everse developed for 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.

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.

Thorough analysis of focus groups, other energy efficiency programs, and everse innovations led everse and the CPUC to identify strategic opportunities for additional software development and enhancements for California Energy Connection. The phase 2 functionality includes enhanced business intelligence, personalization and customization, user support, and administrative tools. The new applications make California Energy Connection an even more valuable resource for energy consumers and help the CPUC ensure the solution continues to evolve and remain responsive to user needs.

The new and enhanced California Energy Connection software leverages advanced reasoning and pattern matching to identify and display targeted, personalized information to users. Detailed tracking of user behaviors and activities are used to tailor data, recommend related content, and provide dynamic support for users. In addition, users’ historical energy usage and cost information are analyzed to identify possible causes for fluctuations and to recommend consumption– and cost–cutting strategies. For California Energy Connection administrators, new backend functionality provides more detailed analysis and reporting.

For the California Energy Connection phase 2 engagement, everse leveraged its Application Design & Development service to provide the technical expertise, software development discipline, process–centric methodology, and feedback–oriented change management necessary to deliver application function while minimizing project risks and costs. In addition, through 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 Project Manager Vijay Shanmugam, “The phase 2 software deployment makes California Energy Connection an even more intelligent and personalized service for the state’s energy consumers and administrators. This project continues to demonstrate how business intelligence and application development can be applied in the energy industry to great effect.“

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.