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Subject: Excelergy Joins OASIS and Publishes First XML Standards for the RetailEnergy Industry

Excelergy Joins OASIS and Publishes First XML Standards for the Retail
Energy Industry

Firm Is First to Publish XML Standards for Retail Energy Companies

Boston, MA and Lexington, MA, USA (October 12, 2000) – Excelergy Corporation
today announced that it has become a sponsor of the Organization for the
Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) to promote the
industry-wide acceptance of XML standards for open electronic data exchange
among retail energy companies.  Excelergy, a provider of e-infrastructure
technology to the restructuring energy marketplace, first proposed a set of
XML (eXtensible Markup Language) standards for the retail energy industry in
October 1999 named Partner Interface Processes for Energy (PIPE).

“The Internet is becoming the primary means of business-to-business
communication in the retail energy industry, and XML in particular is
emerging as the key to open, efficient web-based data transactions,” said
Chris Cazer, vice president of Development and Chief Technology Officer at
Excelergy.  “Excelergy is committed to working collaboratively with OASIS
and other industry participants in the effort to standardize electronic
communications within the retail energy marketplace.”

By publishing PIPE and supporting OASIS, Excelergy opens the door to
industry discussion about the most efficient ways for retail energy
companies to communicate electronically via the Internet.  In the absence of
universally accepted standards, utilities and energy companies all along the
generation, transmission and distribution chain have been forced to manage
widely varying forms of business-to-business data exchange, leading to
inefficiencies, errors and higher transaction costs.

“We’re enthusiastic about Excelergy’s participation in OASIS,” said Laura
Walker, executive director of OASIS. “Excelergy’s expertise in web-based
data exchange in the energy marketplace, and their contributions and input
will help OASIS promote the adoption of XML standards in the retail energy

Excelergy created its core products – billing and customer care software and
trading partner data transaction management software – with energy industry
restructuring in mind. While this software supports the EDI-based standards
in place in a number of markets today, it is designed to fully leverage the
emerging trend of using XML as the standard protocol for electronic data
exchange. Sharing its knowledge and expertise in promoting efficient
standards in the retail energy market, Excelergy will also benefit from
OASIS’ experience in advancing XML in other industries.

OASIS (http://www.oasis-open.org) is the world’s largest independent
consortium dedicated to XML application standards. With the United Nations,
OASIS sponsors ebXML, a global framework for electronic business data
exchange. OASIS hosts XML.ORG Registry, the open community clearinghouse for
application schemas. OASIS technical committees advance XML conformance,
repositories and other vital issues.
OASIS sponsors include Adobe Systems, Aerospatiale, AND Data Solutions,
Arbortext, Auto-trol Technology, B-Bop Associates, BEA Systems, Bentley
Systems, Boeing, Bowstreet, Bridge, BroadVision, Chrystal Software, Cohesia,
Commerce One, DataChannel, Dataloom, Deutsche Post AG, DMSi, Documentum,
eCredit.com, Enigma, Excelergy, eXcelon, Extensibility, Extricity Software,
First Call, IBM, InformIT, Informix, Infoteria, Interwoven, IPNet Solutions,
ISOGEN, ITEDO, JetForm, Keyfile, Logistics Management Institute, Mediaplex,
Mercator Software, Micrografx, Microsoft, Netfish, NextPage, NII Enterprise
Promotion Association, Nimble Technology, NIST, ObjectSpace, Oracle
Corporation, Pick Systems, ProNet Technology, Reuters, Sabre, SAP, Sequoia
Software, SoftQuad, Software AG, STEP, StreamServe, Sun Microsystems,
Synth-Bank, Visa, Wavo, Webb Interactive Services, webMethods, Whitehill
Technologies, Xerox, XML Global, XMLSolutions and XyEnterprise.

About Excelergy
Excelergy delivers complete e-infrastructure solutions to retail energy
companies operating in the global energy market.  Excelergy's innovative
suite of EDI- and XML-enabled products includes Excelergy ABPÔ 3000 customer
billing and information system, the Excelergy eXACTÔ family of
business-to-business transaction management solutions, and the web-based
Energymarketplace energy portal.  Headquartered in Lexington, MA, Excelergy
also has U.S. offices in Santa Monica, CA and Atlanta, GA.  More information
including office addresses is available at http://www.excelergy.com.



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