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H2Oversight release 11.3

November 03, 2011
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H2Oversight ServiceSM Increases Water Cost Savings for

Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Facilities

U.S. Energy’s newest offering unique to energy management industry

MINNEAPOLIS – U.S. Energy, a leading energy management company, today unveiled H2Oversight ServiceSM, a new water and wastewater management service designed to audit, monitor and track in-and-outbound water usage. H2Oversight Service finds opportunities for water savings and efficiencies, reduces administration costs, and resolves past and current billing and metering inconsistencies. The H2Oversight Service suite of offerings is unique in the industry and a natural complement to U.S. Energy’s energy management services.

H2Oversight Provides Continuous Savings

U.S. Energy’s H2Oversight Service utilizes a closed loop water and wastewater tracking system to provide continuous savings for its clients. The process begins by capturing the client’s historical and current water and wastewater invoice data, followed by an in-depth analysis of pricing and usage to identify any abnormalities and ensure that the optimal rate structure is being billed. The key to the H2Oversight Service comes next – identifying all possible savings on credits, tariffs, bypass opportunities and operational savings to produce a customized plan for each client. U.S. Energy works with the client’s water and wastewater service providers to implement the plan, and repeat the cycle to ensure on-going savings goals are continuously realized.

Water management services are ideal for industrial, commercial and institutional facilities, including any facility with significant HVAC loads. Businesses likely to benefit include manufacturers with “process” water usage such as food processors, chemical plants, automotive plants and laundries; commercial facilities including the hospitality industry, restaurants, retail and wholesale grocers; and institutional facilities such as healthcare and education.

Water Critical Component of Energy Management

Water and wastewater management are an often overlooked yet critical component of a comprehensive energy management program. H2Oversight Service blends a combination of audit, evaluation and recommendation services to ensure clients are optimizing their water spend. Examples of services include rate tariff analysis, optimizing metering equipment, confirming metering equipment, monitoring facility charges, and leveraging bypass opportunities. In addition, the H2Oversight Service identifies operational savings such as wastewater credits, meter reading reconciliation and efficiency programs to assist with identification and implementation of water efficiency measures.

“H2Oversight Service is unique to the marketplace,” said Gail McMinn, Executive Vice President, Commercial Services, for U.S. Energy. “Typically, natural gas and electricity costs turn heads, and water and wastewater bills go unnoticed, yet are a significant energy expense for many businesses. With U.S. Energy’s H2Oversight Service, we bring to market the same expert level of energy management services for water as we do the other commodities we manage. This service uncovers significant, tangible cost savings for clients.”

About U.S. Energy Services

U.S. Energy Services, based in Minneapolis, offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy management services to thousands of client sites in North America, including supply procurement, natural gas logistics, data management services, sustainability services, price risk management, water and wastewater services, and plant site development services. The company manages natural gas, electricity and water commodities and maintains a diversified base of commercial and industrial clients boasting a 95% customer retention rate. U.S. Energy has offices in Minneapolis, Kansas City, Omaha and Louisville. For more information please visit www.usenergyservices.com; or contact Gail McMinn, Executive Vice President of Commercial Services at 763-543-4641 or gmcminn@usenergyservices.com .

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