PEABODY, Mass. "• February 14, 2007 "• LODESTAR Corporation, a leading developer of software for the energy industry, today announced that it will be among the key presenters at the 2007 Smart Metering Canada event held February 19-21 in Toronto.


Ontario is fast becoming a leader in energy efficiency, and is at the same time creating conservation awareness as a result of its ongoing smart metering initiative. The Smart Metering Canada conference is a unique opportunity for utilities to gain new insight into and comprehensive knowledge and first-hand experience of the benefits and challenges, the technologies and implementation techniques of smart metering from both local and international players.

On February 19, LODESTAR sales executive Giro Iuliano will chair the first day’s activities, which are focused on meter data management (MDM).  Iuliano is the primary client liaison representing LODESTAR to its existing client base within North America. He has an extensive background and experience in the U.S. and the Canadian gas and electric markets and also is an active participant in many of the regional markets and energy forums.

Also on February 19, LODESTAR’s Layne Nelson, will present a keynote discussion on Solutions for MDM.  As the Product Manager for the LODESTAR MDM product, Layne uses his knowledge and in-depth experience to provide customers with advanced meter data management solutions.  Layne also closely follows market trends such as demand response programs, critical peak pricing initiatives and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) / Smart Meter technologies.  He has been involved in the analysis and design of numerous energy solutions for both retailers and distribution companies in North America, Europe, and Australia.

About LODESTAR Corporation
LODESTAR Corporation is a leading provider of energy software solutions. Our customers include 125 of the largest energy companies in North America, Europe, and Australia. LODESTAR Corporation’s headquarters is at Two Corporation Way in Peabody, MA 01960 USA. LODESTAR and LODESTAR’s other marks are either trademarks or registered trademarks of LODESTAR Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

Contact:            Michael DiLorenzo
                        617.233.4812
                        michael_dilorenzo@lodestarcorp.com