LODESTAR agreement

Peabody, MA., USA --- (METERING.COM) --- August 24, 2006 – LODESTAR Corporation, a provider of energy software solutions, and Red Clay Consulting have announced that the two entities have entered into an alliance agreement to provide customers with a comprehensive approach to solving business problems.

Red Clay provides management and technology solutions spanning the entire development life cycle and offers services such as strategy planning, business process re-engineering, requirements gathering, vendor selection, and training.

Beth Kearns, LODESTAR’s North American Vice President of Professional Services, said of the alliance: “By combining LODESTAR’s leading energy software solution with Red Clay’s experienced resources, we intend to bring a new level of technical skill and best practices to our market.”

Speaking on behalf of Red Clay, President Michael Croft commented: “We have been exposed to the LODESTAR applications for years as consultants to the utilities industry and we couldn’t be more excited about the new partnership.” Croft added that “Red Clay’s industry experience and strong technical skill sets are a perfect match for LODESTAR’s customer base. We look forward to broadening our offerings to new and existing customers through the LODESTAR practice area.”