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365 Main Trims Energy Use

SAN FRANCISCO -- As a second-year participant in PG&E's Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) program, 365 Main reduced power consumption during CPP events and saved $54,000 in utility costs at its San Francisco data center in 2007. This is the largest CPP savings among all data center companies in PG&E's coverage area. In total, 365 Main saved 7,477 kWh during the CPP events in 2007 when the company was able to curtail power usage below its energy-consumption baseline.

PG&E's voluntary CPP program is designed to curtail energy load during the summer to offset the possibility of an energy emergency. The utility offers seasonal discounts to single-building customers that reduce or shift their energy usage away from peak periods.

"365 Main's leadership and experience in participating in innovative high-tech demand response programs enhances PG&E's efforts to reduce data center energy usage in peak periods," said Steve McCarty, Director of Demand Response Programs at PG&E. "As the spotlight intensifies on data centers as energy consumers, we're pleased to help 365 Main do its part to reduce peak consumption."

365 Main Inc.