TXU Energy Services and Aperian, Inc. (NASDAQ: APRN) have signed a 10-year multi-million dollar energy management agreement
TXU will own, operate and maintain the mechanical and electrical energy equipment at Aperian's five data centers in Dallas, Austin, Atlanta, Phoenix and Tampa. The agreement also includes all future phases of expansion.
Aperian's data centers access bandwidth at the source and are placed directly on top of Genuity and UUNet Tier-1 Internet backbones. The company manages the physical environment and provides support services to keep its customers' Web sites up and servers operational.
TXU Energy Services provides Aperian with reliable energy, manages energy use and owns and maintains the equipment, every day, all day. TXU Energy Services will remotely monitor critical energy assets such as computer air conditioning units, UPS systems, backup generators, electrical distribution panels, power distribution units and DC power systems to strict service level agreements.
"Our customers won't tolerate any downtime, and neither will we," said Wayne Irwin, President and COO of Aperian. "By contracting with TXU Energy Services, we can focus on our customers and let TXU provide the reliable energy management our Web-hosting facilities need."
"Aperian can rely on our 20-plus years experience as a national supplier of integrated energy solutions," said Ken Breeden, president of TXU Energy Services' commercial and industrial division. "Aperian will benefit not only from our experience, but the energy assets critical to their success will be better maintained, operated, repaired, monitored and replaced by experts," Breeden said.
Aperian, Inc. (NASDAQ: APRN) provides secure and scalable managed Internet service solutions. Aperian's Internet data centers employ network architecture and technology that give enterprises direct access to the Genuity and UUNet Internet backbones, bypassing congested and expensive local telecommunications loops. Through its professional and consulting services, Aperian delivers network and systems design, application support and risk management. Aperian is a Cisco Powered Network and is certified for network architecture, security architecture, and facilities design by BBN Technologies.
TXU Energy Services, a subsidiary of TXU Corp. (NYSE: TXU), offers large commercial, industrial and institutional customers a full spectrum of energy solutions including supply and price risk management; energy information management; design, construction and management of energy equipment; facilities management; and capital investment. It serves more than 6,000 customers in 33 states and has completed more than 3,500 energy management projects nationwide. TXU Energy Services is not the same company as TXU Electric & Gas and is not regulated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.