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DE&S contractsfor open market plan

Issue 4 and Volume 101.

DE&S contractsfor open market plan

Duke Engineering & Services (DE&S) has been awarded a contract to help California build the nation`s first open and competitive electric market structure. WEPEX, a state-sanctioned consortium of California investor-owned utilities including Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric and San Diego Gas & Electric, selected DE&S to provide project management and integration services to implement the Independent System Operator (ISO) organization in the state. The ISO is charged with managing California`s transmission system and ensuring its reliability. DE&S is responsible for implementation of all operational and business systems required by the ISO to operate and control the state`s electric transmission system. Those systems include energy management, communications, revenue meter data acquisition, scheduling infrastructure and applications, business systems, human resources, training, facility management, purchasing and accounting.