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Five organizations have selected Advanced Utility Systems to enhance customer communications and satisfaction while lowering operating costs

Advanced Utility Systems further expands presence in North America and the Caribbean

Toronto, Canada. October 20, 2005

Advanced Utility Systems (Advanced) is pleased to announce that the City of Vernon Light & Power Department, Grenada Electricity Services Limited (GRENLEC), Moorhead Public Service, The City of Rancho Cucamonga and Shawano Municipal Utilities have selected Advanced to implement CIS Infinity®.

CIS Infinity, the customer information and billing software offered by Advanced, will enable these organizations to streamline their business processes, enhance their billing capabilities and provide their customers with more service options.

Patricia Sorbara, President and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced, commented “We are very pleased that the City of Vernon, GRENLEC, Moorhead, Rancho Cucamonga and Shawano Municipal Utilities have chosen Advanced and CIS Infinity. That there is such diversity among our clients is a testament to CIS Infinity’s flexibility and adaptability.”

About the five organizations:

  • The City of Vernon Light & Power Company provides electric, water and sewer services to their predominantly large commercial and industrial customer base in the city of Vernon, California. Vernon is the eleventh Advanced client in California.
  • Grenada Electricity Services Limited (GRENLEC) is the sole provider of electricity for the Caribbean islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique and has a customer base of 36,460. GRENLEC is the third client of Advanced in the Caribbean, along with Dominica Electricity Services and Belize Electricity Limited.
  • Moorhead Public Service provides electric and water service to its customers in the city of Moorhead, Minnesota. Advanced will be implementing functionality that will allow Moorhead to bill it’s recently established city-wide wireless internet (WI-FI) internet offering.
  • The City of Rancho Cucamonga, California has a city-owned utility that serves the Victoria Arbors Regional Mall development as well as surrounding retail and commercial developments. Rancho Cucamonga is the tenth Advanced client in California.
  • Shawano Municipal Utilities bills for electric usage, providing water, treating sewage and telecommunications services to its customers in Shawano, Wisconsin. Shawano is the fourth Advanced client in the state of Wisconsin along with the City of Madison, Waukesha Water Utility and the Reedsburg Utility Commission.

About Advanced: Advanced Utility Systems Corporation is a privately owned and operated software and services company in Toronto, Canada. Founded by three partners the company has grown from its 1997 start-up to serve more than 65 North American and Caribbean water, electric, and natural gas utilities with its billing and customer information solution, CIS Infinity®. Advanced recruits seasoned utility and technology staff to bolster its implementation and support teams. Today, all of Advanced’s core teams are replete with industry veterans who bring deep technical and business expertise to Advanced and its clients. Advanced has built its organization around its core competency: serving utilities’ needs with state-of-the-art software and support. With approximately 90% of its staff devoted specifically to development, support, and customer service, Advanced has the technical strength of a large multi-solution vendor with the focus and commitment of a dedicated partner.

For additional information contact:

Peter Fanous, General Manager
Advanced Utility Systems, a division of N. Harris Computer Corporation
(888) 355-7772 x231
pfanous@advancedutility.com

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Northern Kentucky Water District:
"Our customers needed a seamless upgrade. We had more confidence in the Advanced strategy than any other vendor's -- their implementation and conversion process were designed to flex for a unique situation like ours."

City of Bellevue:
"Throughout the 10-month conversion and implementation project, Advanced brought excellent people to the table, and we've arrived at the end of the project with all our requirements met."

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