Peace signs Aurora Energy for Tasmanian entry into Energy Market

Tasmania’s Electricity Utility Aurora Energy Selects Peace 8 CIS

Sydney, Australia – 31st March, 2006 –Aurora Energy in Tasmania, Australia, has selected Four Js partner Peace Software’s Peace™ 8 utility Customer Information System (CIS) to underpin its entry into the National Electricity Market (NEM). The NEM is Australia’s competitive wholesale market for electricity supply.

Scott Adams, Business Manager of Retail, Aurora Energy, said: “Peace 8 was chosen for its rapid implementation capability, best-in-class functionality, and upgradeable packaged product model that will enable us to stay in sync with software technology advances.”

Aurora Energy is Tasmania’s government-owned electricity distribution and retail utility serving approximately 250,000 customers. The utility is deploying three Peace 8 CIS components: Customer Care for utility call centre customer relationship management; Receivables & Collections for receivables management; and Market Transactions for market data management.

Aurora Energy will integrate Peace 8 with Formfill’s aseXML-based communications software products. The combination will provide Aurora Energy with proven market compliance capabilities and streamlined low-cost processes.
Peace 8 is built to run with thin desktop client and open systems platforms. Its industry-standard JEE design easily integrates with a utility’s enterprise application architecture including middleware or enterprise application integration tools.
Aurora Energy is the latest Australian utility to adopt the world-leading Peace 8 CIS software product. Earlier this year, green energy retailer Jackgreen deployed Peace 8 for low cost-to-serve, and Country Energy won awards for its deployment of the Peace Customer Acquisition component.

About Aurora Energy

Aurora Energy is Tasmania’s electricity distribution and retail company with approximately 250,000 customers. Aurora has operated in Tasmania since July 1998 and provides a contract service to the Bass Strait islands on behalf of the Hydro-Electric Corporation, trading as Hydro Tasmania. For more information, visit

About Peace Software

Peace Software is the world’s leading utility Customer Information System (CIS) software developer. Peace™, the company’s flagship software product, is installed at major utilities in 35 regulated and competitive energy markets for billing and customer relationship management of millions of electricity, gas and water customers. Peace Software has clients in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, ranging from entrepreneurial new entrant energy retailers to the largest dual-fuel utilities with many millions of consumers and multiple market operations. For more information, visit