Ralph Abbott,
President,
Plexus Research
 
Seattle, WA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 12, 2007 – Consulting firm R. W. Beck has acquired technology and management consulting company Plexus Research, Inc.

Since 1985, Plexus has offered utility industry consulting services in the technologies, applications and economics of advanced energy systems, especially in the areas of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), automated meter reading (AMR) applications, load management, premises automation, telecommunications, customer communications and demand response.

“The addition of Plexus to the R. W. Beck portfolio will complement the breadth and caliber of consulting services we provide within the energy industry and will allow us to continually apply our expanding industry knowledge for the benefit of our clients and the entire industry,” says Timothy Corrigan, Executive Vice President R. W. Beck’s energy sector.

Ralph Abbott, President of Plexus Research, said: “R. W. Beck’s acquisition of Plexus provides our traditional clients with an exceptionally well qualified and ‘deep bench’ of talent in a wide range of utility automation systems. This acquisition will help our collective clients address the promising vision of the utility ‘Smart Grid’, and presents the industry with unmatched depth of expertise in all relevant areas. R. W. Beck’s clients now have ready access to all Plexus services.”

Abbott, along with the management team of Plexus, will become R. W. Beck employees, adding numerous years of industry experience in utility customer systems applications and communications, energy management and metering.