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Alberta Municipal Services Corporation Chooses Cognera to Provide Complex Energy Billing Services
[June 24, 2014]

Alberta Municipal Services Corporation Chooses Cognera to Provide Complex Energy Billing Services

CALGARY, Alberta --(Business Wire)--

Cognera, a leader in complex billing and customer care solutions for the energy retail and utilities industries, announced today that they have been chosen by the Alberta Municipal Services Corporation (AMSC) as a preferred partner to provide energy billing, settlement and online services for their participating members. The AMSC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Alberta Urban Municipal Association (AUMA), and is a trusted business advisor to members, providing aggregation and outsourcing opportunities, as well as customer service support to its municipal partners.

"Cognera is pleased to be helping municipal service organizations like the AMSC expand their service options to their members with new complex retail energy products" said Randy Brookes, Executive Vice President of Cognera. "The implementation of a retail electricity and natural gas offering is an evolution in services that has never been offered by the AMSC before and we are excited about this new partnership. Cognera has a successful track record of implementing energy billing solutions for our clients and we look forward to helping the AMSC deliver comprehensive retail energy offerings to their members."

"AMSC is proud to be working with Alberta's leading electricity and natural gas billing partner," said John McGowan, CEO. "The tools and support available through Cognera allow us to provide exceptional service to our members."

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About Cognera Corporation

Cognera, a division of N. Harris Computer Systems, offers proven, cost-effective billing and customer care solutions enabling Competitive Energy Retailers and Utilities to meet increasing customer demands and industry requirements. The company's next generation billing and business intelligence solutions manage complex rates and data, improve customer relationships and help organizations manage Smart Grid requirements quickly and easily, without the large upfront financial investment and associated risk associated with other solutions. Cognera's deep rooted experience in the energy and utilities industry makes them the natural choice when upgrading legacy systems to meet evolving business, regulatory and technology requirements. For more information, visit

About AUMA and AMSC

The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) represents Alberta's urban municipalities: cities, towns, villages, summer villages and specialized municipalities. A dynamic and evolving association, AUMA advocates on behalf of members to provincial and federal government, and other stakeholder organizations.

The Alberta Municipal Services Corporation (AMSC), AUMA's wholly-owned subsidiary, delivers innovative solutions to municipalities, municipally-related not-for-profit organizations, and their employees. Being experts in municipalities, AMSC provides substantial value to members through economies of scale, outstanding service and support, and contributes to AUMA's advocacy efforts. AMSC offers Human Resources services, including Employee Benefits and Retirement, Insurance and Risk, as well as Investment, Energy, and Consulting. For more information, visit

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