Hudson Energy Coverage

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

August 24, 2004 Roslyn, New York Hudson Energy Services LLC has reason to celebrate the one year anniversary of outsourcing their EDI transaction management processing to EC Infosystems Corporation, namely the results.

Hudson Energy is one of the largest independent energy marketers for natural gas and/or electricity in New York. EC Infosystems supports all of Hudson Energys transaction management in New York to process large amounts of rich data from the meter reading systems in order to provide efficient enrollment and timely meter readings to customers. This means that Hudson Energys customers get more information, more quickly and more cost-effectively, and thats a milestone worth marking.

EC Infosystems industry-proven transaction processing systems can scale to handle massive amounts of data and are specifically designed with a native ability to interface with almost all the industrys EDI protocols, including Gas Industry Standards Board (GISB) and NEASB standards.

Most deregulated states have mandated that utility and energy service companies use EDI technology to send enrollments or to receive meter readings from transmission and distribution providers. However, the cost of developing the technology to do this to meet compliance in one state, let alone address inter-state transactions, is cost prohibitive both in financial and competitive terms.

Continuing to work with EC Infosystems enables us to operate cost-effectively and pass those savings to our customers, said Abe Grohman, Director of Operations, Hudson Energy Services. With EC Infosystems, we can direct the time and resources that would have been used to develop in-house EDI systems to other things like excellent customer service.

Hudson Energys use of EC Infosystems services demonstrates their commitment to continually finding new ways to create benefits for their customers, said Mohan Wanchoo, Senior Vice President, EC Infosystems. Our continuing relationship with Hudson Energy is just another indication that we are becoming the EDI transaction management solution of choice for energy marketers, retailers and suppliers.

About Hudson Energy Services, LLC

Hudson Energy Services is an Energy Service Company that is approved by the New York State Public Service Commission and approved by your local utility to supply gas and electric supply services to commercial & Residential Customers. Hudson Energy Services has become one of the leading suppliers of gas and electric in the northeast United States. With many years of experience in the energy industry, the staff at Hudson Energy Services is ready to provide a smooth transition to our services. We are always hard at work, staying on the frontlines, looking for ways to provide our customers with the best energy solutions. In this ever changing world of energy deregulation, Hudson Energy is on the cutting edge of all the major changes and improvements, and remains ready to bring them to you.