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EPCOT Electric Improves Forecasting with SoftSmiths-ERCOT Forecaster

Houston, TX. – April 9, 2009 – SoftSmiths, Inc., a leading energy software solutions and services company, today announced that Epcot Electric, a retail electric provider (REP) serving commercial, industrial and residential customers in the State of Texas, has selected SoftSmiths ERCOT Forecaster to manage their forecast process more effectively, spend less time on data analysis and administration, thereby improving daily operations, market planning, and risk management. 

Easy to learn and use, SoftSmiths ERCOT Forecaster is an on-line Software as a Service application that provides energy forecasters at a Retail Electric Provider with a means to see their load forecasts, analyze and compare ERCOT forecast, backcast and settlement data, and thereby enable them to make informed business decisions.

Bringing years of energy experience and certified by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Epcot Electric offers a broad mix of energy products including renewable energy.

“SoftSmiths ERCOT Forecaster helps us increase our visibility with an affordable, easy-to-use service”, said Duke Browning, Vice President at Epcot Electric. “It substantially improved our ability to view different forecast horizons which is critical to support our power purchase decisions.”

"Epcot Electric's growth and immediate need for results made SoftSmiths ERCOT Forecaster the perfect choice,'' said Hugo Stappers, Director of Sales and Marketing at SoftSmiths. "We are excited that our service is playing an important role for Epcot Electric and its customers."

Based on SoftSmiths’ proven SoftSmiths Market-ERCOT platform, SoftSmiths ERCOT Forecaster is a comprehensive On-Demand Business Software as a Service application, and does not require a big up-front software investment that is expensive to install and maintain.

About SoftSmiths

SoftSmiths, Inc. delivers critical electronic energy trading and operations solutions and services that enable energy industry participants to enhance profitability and reliability in the competitive marketplace. SoftSmiths' proven solutions and in-depth knowledge of the industry's business practices allow its customers to automate manual processes, eliminate redundancies, and increase business visibility across the enterprise to allow faster decision making and more informed decisions, thereby improving profitability, operational efficiencies and cash flow. The company has been successfully delivering e-business solutions to energy service companies since 1997.

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SoftSmiths Inc.
Hugo Stappers
Phone:    713.626.9184
Fax:          713.626.0186


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