SCT's fuels management system installed at Allegheny Energy Supply


MALVERN, Pa., April 9, 2002 -- Allegheny Energy Supply, the generation and trading subsidiary of Allegheny Energy, Inc., has implemented SCT Banner Fuels Management System (FMS) to support the purchase, transport, consumption, and payment processing of coal and other fuels, it was announced today.

The electric generation supplier burns more than 18 million tons of coal annually at the company's 10 coal-fired plants in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The system successfully went into production on Feb. 12, 2002.

"We were very pleased with SCT's commitment to custom fit the Banner system to accommodate our company's needs," said Timothy P. Clyde, senior accountant for supply controller and project manager for FMS implementation. "We find that Banner FMS is adeptly in tune with our fuel management needs and can help us optimize our fuel administrative processes."

"Banner FMS offers Allegheny Energy Supply a proven way to integrate a variety of processes efficiently and productively," said John Gregg, president of SCT's global energy and utilities solutions. "With the utility world changing, the need for systems with built-in functionality and flexibility has never been greater. Like Allegheny Energy Supply, other companies in the coal and fuel industry are learning that there is a solution like Banner FMS that can enhance their operational effectiveness."

About Allegheny Energy
Allegheny Energy is an integrated Fortune 500 energy company with a balanced portfolio of businesses, including Allegheny Energy Supply, a national energy merchant which owns and operates electric generating facilities and supplies energy and energy-related commodities in selected domestic retail and wholesale markets; Allegheny Power, which delivers low-cost, reliable electric and natural gas service to about three million people in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia; and a business segment offering fiber-optic and data services, energy procurement and management, and energy services.

With headquarters in Hagerstown, Md., Allegheny Energy is included on the Standard and Poor's 500 index, the Barron's 500 list, and the Forbes "Platinum 400" list of America's best big companies. Information is available at www.alleghenyenergy.com

About SCT
SCT provides solutions and software for utilities and energy service companies. SCT strategically partners with energy and utility companies to enhance customer care and billing activities by reducing total cost of ownership, improving customer satisfaction, and increasing operational efficiency.

The products and services of SCT support more than 92 million utilities accounts worldwide, and generate over 38 million utility services bills each month. SCT also serves the higher education and process manufacturing markets. The Company has approximately 2,300 employees and serves nearly 1,800 clients worldwide. SCT is headquartered in Malvern, Pa., in the Greater Philadelphia area. For more information, visit www.sct.com/industrysolutions/utilities/index.htm.


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