20 March, 2002 – Power Measurement, the Vancouver Island-based provider of enterprise energy management systems, announced Tuesday that Blakely & Associates of Missouri has joined its ION Solution Provider programme.

ION solution providers integrate the company’s ION(R) software and intelligent metering and control devices with other complementary products and services.

Blakely & Associates specializes in power utility consulting, offering expertise in monitoring, generation and distribution.

Ray Blakely, owner of Blakely & Associates, said, “ION solutions offer our customers the monitoring and communications functions they need at a reasonable price.”

The association between the two companies began two years ago when a Blakely customer requested an ION product demo. Since then, the companies have worked on several projects together, and this agreement marks a strengthening of the relationship. “It’s great to have them on board,” said Dave Konye, District Sales Manager for Power Measurement. “We’re looking forward to working together to provide our utility customers with dynamic energy management solutions.”

For more information, call Power Measurement toll free at 866-466-7627 or visit the Power Measurement web site at www.pwrm.com.