Advanced Utility Systems Expands its Presence in the Electric Cooperative Market
June 5, 2012

Ramsey, MN and Toronto, ON, June 5, 2012

Advanced Utility Systems, a division of N. Harris Computer Corporation ("Advanced”) is pleased to announce that Connexus Energy (“Connexus”) will implement CIS Infinity to replace its legacy customer information and utility billing solution.

Connexus Energy is Minnesota's largest distribution electric cooperative, and the 14th largest electric cooperative in the United States. Connexus provides electricity and related products and services to over 125,000 member homes and businesses in the North Metropolitan area of Minnesota.

As part of its IT strategic initiative to replace all of its major systems with more cost effective solutions, Connexus sought a replacement for its current CIS application. Connexus chose CIS Infinity for its conformance with Connexus’ current technology standards and for the increased automation and operational efficiencies that will be achieved through its implementation.

Jeff Hendrickson, Customer Operations Manager commented, "CIS Infinity is a solution that not only fits our technology roadmap but will also provide us with the opportunity to achieve enhanced operational efficiencies through automation and workflow capabilities that are inherent in the system.”

Raquel Berg, Marketing and Member Services Manager, goes on to say, “CIS Infinity is very easy to navigate and information is readily accessible. This will allow our member service representatives to respond quickly to our members’ inquires and requests.”

Peter Fanous, Executive Vice President for Advanced states, “We continue to expand our electric cooperative customer base by offering solutions with functionality that meets the unique requirements of these utilities.”

“We are excited to welcome Connexus as an Advanced customer and look forward to working with their team to ensure a successful implementation of CIS Infinity.”

The Advanced project team kicked-off the implementation in May.

For additional information contact:

Peter Fanous, Executive Vice President
Advanced Utility Systems, a division of N. Harris Computer Corporation
(888) 355-7772 x231

Jeff Hendrickson, Customer Operations Manager
Connexus Energy

About Advanced

Advanced Utility Systems was established in 1997 to provide Customer Information and Billing solutions exclusively to utilities and municipalities. Having established itself in Ontario, one of the largest deregulated electric markets in the world, Advanced has become a reliable and proven organization for water, electric, gas and sanitation service providers in the diverse CIS market. Today, Advanced has more than 100 successful customer deployments across North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean which proves our depth of experience when it comes to delivering a market leading solution.