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Tradition Energy Collaborates with Choice Facility Partners to Create Innovative National Governmental Purchasing Program

Houston, TX, (July 7, 2010)—Tradition Energy recently collaborated on an innovative new energy purchasing program with Choice Facility Partners (CFP), a division of the Harris County Department of Education providing cooperative purchasing services for schools, education-related organizations and other governmental entities nationwide.

The CFP Energy Purchasing Program is unique because it combines the public procurement process with wholesale market pricing and metrics provided by the program coordinator, Tradition Energy, one of the world’s largest energy procurement advisors. Tradition Energy’s wholesale energy brokerage service gives managers full access to wholesale energy market indicators, which allows them to provide additional insight and market transparency to ensure energy rate competitiveness.

“This unique program is the only one of its kind providing wholesale and retail energy market transparency to maximize pricing leverage for governmental entities,” according to Bob Wooten, Director of Strategic Solutions for Tradition Energy. “Taxpayers and stewards of public funds will find value in seeing where market prices are, because it will confirm they are making the best procurement decisions possible.”

The CFP Energy Purchasing Program offers local government agencies a pre-procured contract with Reliant Energy in Texas and, for entities in all other deregulated states throughout the U.S., a contract with GDF Suez. These contracts offer very advantageous terms and conditions to CFP members. Reliant and Suez are two of the nation’s largest and most respected retail energy providers serving thousands of electricity customers.

“The CFP Energy Purchasing Program offers true transparency and efficiency rolled into one electricity procurement service,” said Dean Zajicek, Director, Choice Facility Partners. “Through our program government entities have access to competitively bid electricity supply contracts and greater confidence in their energy-purchase decisions.”

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About Choice Facility Partners

Choice Facility Partners specializes in facility needs from the tap up through the roof, including Construction and Construction Services; Energy Conservation and Management; Furnishing, Fixtures and Equipment (FFE); Disaster Recovery and Restoration; Building Exterior and Grounds; and Building Infrastructure. Contracts are competitively pre-bid so governmental entities can access quality services immediately, saving time and money on the bidding process. Contact: Louise Henry, Marketing Consultant, Choice Facility Partners, 713-305-1447

About Tradition Energy

Tradition Energy is one of the world’s largest energy management and procurement advisors to commercial, industrial and governmental organizations with over 300 energy specialists in 11 offices covering both the wholesale and retail energy markets since 1986. Tradition Energy is part of the Tradition Group, a leading global institutional broker of financial and commodity products. Tradition employs over 2,500 people in 27 countries around the world and is publically listed on the Swiss stock exchange (CFT).