Marko Rytilahti,
Director,
Empower Oy 
Oulunsalo, Finland --- (METERING.COM) --- January 16, 2007 – Empower Oy, one of the largest service providers in the energy, telecom and industrial sectors in Finland and the Baltic countries, and CCC Group, an international software development company, have signed a contract for a new measurement data management system. The system is a key component in Empower’s measurement data management services and the resulting value-added services, and will be delivered in phases during 2007.

“In the near future, the volume of handling measurement data will increase strongly as automatic remote electricity meter reading becomes more common,” said Marko Rytilahti, Director, Empower Oy. “Flexibility and integration of systems also play an increasingly important role for our customers. With this new system, we are able to respond to the new challenges and process the data further.”

The solution – a key module of the CCC Ellarex product family – offers sophisticated services for the management of measurement data for energy and multi-utility companies. It can be flexibly scaled to meet the needs of individual network or sales companies and multi-utility companies, and offers smart client and web interfaces for different needs, as well as strong reporting tools. It supports automatic remote meter reading as well as several external billing and meter reading systems.