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GridFirst is a customizable Energy services application that can be utilized by your customer base, ensuring clear distribution of your company brand, providing your business with direct marketing opportunities, while enhancing the value to your customers in providing them easy access to their account and billing information.


The Customized Application is available in iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows and Symbian platforms.

Advisory Board

Mr. English currently serves as a member on the Board of Advisors for GridFirst. Mr. English served 10 terms in the U.S. Congress representing Oklahoma's 6th district. He served on the House Agriculture Committee and as chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, and Rural Development beginning in 1989. As chairman, Mr. English worked directly on legislation affecting rural development programs, including rural electrification and telecommunications, and pursued an aggressive agenda to revitalize the economy of America's rural communities.

Mr. English also was a senior member of the Government Operations Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture from 1981 to 1989. During that period, the subcommittee monitored the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) – now the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) – an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Upon his departure from Congress in 1994, Mr. English became the fourth CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). NRECA is the national trade association for the Nation's 900-plus locally owned, consumer-controlled, non-profit electric cooperatives, which currently deliver electricity to 42 million Americans in 47 states.

As CEO of NRECA, Mr. English chaired Consumers United for Rail Equity (CURE), a national coalition representing captive shippers. He also served on Agricultural Energy Work Group's "25 by 25″ Steering Committee, a group dedicated to increasing, by 2025, renewable energy resources that use agriculture and forestry products. On May 5, 2010, after serving as chief executive officer for NRECA for 16 years, English was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

The GridFirst Mobile Application for Utilities is a customizable solution you can provide to your consumers , branded to your company's look and feel!

The GridFirst Mobile Application for Utilities is a customizable solution you can provide to your consumers , branded to your company's look and feel!

SOLUTIONS

Smart Utility Management System for Residential and Commercial centres.

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Utilities Customized

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Mobile Application for Utilities Customized to your Company's Brand, Look & Feel!

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Billing Solutions

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Payment Solutions

Provide your customers ability to view and pay their monthly bill online.

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Usage Projections

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Usage Projections

Estimate your next month's Energy Consumption! GridFirst can provide

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Notifications

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GridFirst Notifications allow you to communicate directly to your customers!

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Web Portal

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Web Portal provides your customers with the same features as the mobile app

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Utility Administration

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The GridFirst Utility Administration Portal – Access and Notifications

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Prepayment Management Solution

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Prepayment Management Solution

The GridFirst Mobile Application for Utilities is a customizable solution you can provide to your consumers , branded to your company's look and feel!

NEWS


GridFirst Appoints Former US Congressman Glenn English as an Advisory Board member

Mr. Glenn English, a former US Congressman from Oklahoma and the former CEO of the NRECA for 19 years, has agreed to join Grid First as part of its Board of Advisors.


GridFirst is proud to announce Mr. Glenn English appointment as part of its Board of Advisors. Mr. English served 10 terms in the U.S. Congress representing Oklahoma's 6th district. He served on the House Agriculture Committee and as chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, and Rural Development beginning in 1989. As chairman, Mr. English worked directly on legislation affecting rural development programs, including rural electrification and telecommunications, and pursued an aggressive agenda to revitalize the economy of America's rural communities.

Mr. English also was a senior member of the Government Operations Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture from 1981 to 1989. During that period, the subcommittee monitored the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) – now the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) – an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Upon his departure from Congress in 1994, Mr. English became the fourth CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). NRECA is the national trade association for the Nation's 900-plus locally owned, consumer-controlled, non-profit electric cooperatives, which currently deliver electricity to 42 million Americans in 47 states.

As CEO of NRECA, Mr. English chaired Consumers United for Rail Equity (CURE), a national coalition representing captive shippers. He also served on Agricultural Energy Work Group's "25 by 25″ Steering Committee, a group dedicated to increasing, by 2025, renewable energy resources that use agriculture and forestry products. On May 5, 2010, after serving as chief executive officer for NRECA for 16 years, English was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

"We are very happy to have Mr. English on board and help take the products to the next level. He will be working with the GridFirst board to launch the GridFirst products into the Rural Electric Cooperative markets and also help strategize the GridFirst business solution offerings. " said Kartik Kakarala, CEO/Co-Founder of GridFirst."

GridFirst, LLC has a line of Smart Energy Management Systems products that benefit utilities and their customers. The GridFirst product line includes Mobile Access for Utilities (MAU), providing a mobile application allowing utility customer to view their metered services through their mobile device and, Outage Notification Management (ONM), a messaging functionality allowing utilities to reach their customers directly through their mobile device. For more information and to participate in the Gridfirst Webinar please register at http://www.gridfirst.com/webinar_registration.aspx

Media Contact :-
Bruce Bjerke
VP Business Development
http://www.gridfirst.com
972-815-1554
info@gridfirst.com


GridFirst Partners with Professional Computer Systems (PCS) to Launch Smart Energy Management Solution

GridFirst, a subsidiary of Halcyon Consulting, is pleased to announce partnership with Professional Computer Systems to launch Mobile Customer Access (MCA), which will be showcased at the NRECA Tech Advantage utility Conference and Exposition in New Orleans, LA, from February 18th to the 20th.


GridFirst Partners with Professional Computer Systems (PCS) to launch Smart Energy Management Solution

"The utility customer now has secure access 24/7 to their customer information. Customers now can view their energy information using their mobile device including base account information, current and past due balances, make a payment, view past statements and payments, and view consumption history in both grid and graph form." said Kartik Kakarala, CEO and Co-Founder of Halcyon."

Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy with technology. They use their mobile devices for shopping and banking, why not manage their energy usage as well? GridFirst offers Energy companies the opportunity to meet their customer's mobile needs and help to reduce their operating costs. Cost reductions are a result of reduced labor costs in sending out bills and reminders, chasing down delinquent payments and making online payment available.

GridFirst has partnered with PCS to provide them with a customized private label application. MCA is a "cloud" based application that is seamlessly integrated with the utility customer information providing real-time access for the customer. There is no need to generate an interface file or copy data to a third-party solution. An example of this, is when a payment is made it is instantly posted to the account. There is no extra work for the customer or for the utility staff.

GridFirst Mobile Solutions are customized to the Utility Company Name, Branding and Marketing Schemes. Mobile applications are available for the Apple, Android, Windows and Blackberry platforms.

One of the most important aspects of the Mobile Customer Access module is the ability to communicate instantly to the customer. Our world- class Notification system is a key feature of the module and is capable of:

♦ Notifications providing updates on power outages and restoration
♦ Payment and delinquency reminders
♦ Load control events
♦ Utility communications and notifications
♦ Emergency messages and more
♦ Enhance traditional marketing communications

The Customers mobile application communicates to their utilities database through a secure web service. The application acts as a mobile interface allowing the customer to access information, receive messages, allow payment entry and communication to the utility. All information is protected from the moment data is received or transmitted by using industrial- grade encryption and authentication.

The server- side solution is tablet or phone- agnostic. Like most phone applications, setup is straightforward and simple and in most cases does not require technical support.

To Schedule a Demo or request more information http://www.gridfirst.com/RequestDemo.aspx

Media Contact :-
Bruce Bjerke
VP Business Development
http://www.gridfirst.com
972-815-1554
info@gridfirst.com


GridFirst Launches Mobile Smart Energy Solution for Utility Companies at TechAdvantage 2013

Halcyon Technologies, announces the launch of Smart Energy Management solution "GridFirst" for utility companies. The product will be showcased at the NRECA TechAdvantage utility Conference and Exposition in New Orleans, LA, from February 18th to the 20th.


GridFirst - A Revolutionary Smart Energy Management System for the Utilities

Halcyon Technologies, announces the launch of Smart Energy Management solution "GridFirst" for utility companies. The product will be showcased at the NRECA TechAdvantage utility Conference and Exposition in New Orleans, LA, from February 18th to the 20th.

" Halcyon is proud to introduce GridFirst, a Smart Energy Management Solution which will change the way the utility companies have been doing business with their customers. Communication and Awareness are the key factors for retaining and getting new business, and GridFirst provides a medium for utility companies to communicate effectively with their customers and see a real ROI in marketing dollars spent. GridFirst with the current and upcoming releases will revolutionize the utility industry by being able to offer state of the art mobile solutions for effective Energy management, " said Kartik Kakarala, CEO and Co-Founder of Halcyon."

In a release, the Company noted, with GridFirst, Energy companies can provide their consumers the tools to monitor and manage their energy consumption from their mobile device, or through online Web Portal. GridFirst offers the opportunity to review usage, and payments, project your next energy bill based on past consumption.

Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy with technology. They use their mobile devices for shopping and banking, why not manage their energy usage as well. GridFirst offers Energy companies the opportunity to meet their customer's mobile needs and help to reduce their operating costs. Cost reductions come from lower employee labor sending out bills and reminders, chasing down delinquent payments and making online payment available.

" The last few years have reshaped the Utility retail space. This new competitive landscape truly requires a different, more analytic approach to effective Usage and Bill management solutions. With Halcyon's GridFirst solution, today's utility companies are in a far better position to make the right decisions in regards to Demand – Response and Outage Management, by being able to communicate with their customers directly. Plus we'll be embedding the real-time Alert features making it that much more powerful, " " says Kartik."

GridFirst Mobile Solutions are customized to the Utility Company Name, Branding and Marketing Schemes. Mobile applications are launched in Apple, Android, Windows, Blackberry platforms.

A key feature of the GridFirst application is the notification and messaging capability. Leveraging state of the art technology, GridFirst provides Energy companies the opportunity to reach their customers directly via their mobile device. GridFirst is a true response to the need for real-time communication with utility company customers; the goal is to give Utility companies a powerful, integrated suite of tools that will eliminate redundant, time-consuming tasks while helping to save money spent in communication with customers through mail. We are excited to announce GridFirst mobile platform, giving utility customers the information they need, when they need it.

Our application is currently focused on Utilities, but we are working hard to extend the functionality to cover more than just electric usage.We are looking at opportunities to expand into other areas of Energy, including management of smart devices.

To Schedule a Demo or request more information http://www.gridfirst.com/RequestDemo.aspx

Media Contact :-
Bruce Bjerke
VP Business Development
http://www.gridfirst.com
972-815-1554
info@gridfirst.com


Our Testimonials

  • "We are very happy to have Mr. English on board and help take the products to the next level. He will be working with the GridFirst board to launch the GridFirst products into the Rural Electric Cooperative markets and also help strategize the GridFirst business solution offerings.

    said Kartik Kakarala, CEO/Co-Founder of GridFirst.
  • "The utility customer now has secure access 24/7 to their customer information. Customers now can view their energy information using their mobile device including base account information, current and past due balances, make a payment, view past statements and payments, and view consumption history in both grid and graph form.

    said Kartik Kakarala, CEO/Co-Founder of GridFirst.
  • "The last few years have reshaped the Utility retail space. This new competitive landscape truly requires a different, more analytic approach to effective Usage and Bill management solutions. With Halcyon's GridFirst solution, today's utility companies are in a far better position to make the right decisions in regards to Demand – Response and Outage Management, by being able to communicate with their customers directly. Plus we'll be embedding the real-time Alert features making it that much more powerful.

    said Kartik Kakarala, CEO/Co-Founder of GridFirst.

EVENTS



GridFirst will be at the TechAdvantage® Conference & Expo March 3-6, 2014 | Nashville, TN - Visit us at our booth # 723 to learn more about our solutions to reach out to your customers and membership!

Look here for future updates on conferences and expositions that GridFirst will be attending.










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