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News Article | November 15, 2016
Site: www.marketwired.com

AutoGrid named winner in the award's "systems category" for flexibility management applications that leverage the Energy Internet to harness flexible capacity from distributed energy resources (DERs) MARRAKECH, MOROCCO and REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2016) - AutoGrid Systems, the Energy Internet leader, today announced that is has been was named a winner in the systems category of the Energy Productivity Innovation Challenge (EPIC). A global initiative devised and delivered by Energy Unlocked (a hub for innovation in global energy systems) and ClimateWorks, the winners were recognized at a ceremony hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development on November 15 at the Low Emissions Solutions Conference, taking place during the COP22 UN climate summit in Marrakech, Morocco. Energy Unlocked's EPIC 2016 competition aims to discover and promote new market entrants who can help homes, industry and big business use less energy, at lower cost and with a lower carbon footprint. Advances in predictive analytics, real-time optimization, edge computing, fintech and battery storage are creating new demand-side flexibility and compelling opportunities to modernize the way the world produces, buys and consumes energy. Winners in the five EPIC categories -- homes, buildings, mobility, systems and finance -- were selected by an international jury assessing their impact on productivity, global transferability and innovation. Partners of the EPIC initiative include the Climate Group's EP100 initiative, the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity and the Alliance to Save Energy. Using Flexibility Management to Increase Energy Productivity AutoGrid was recognized for its suite of flexibility management applications, AutoGrid Flex™, which enable utilities and energy service providers to use the Energy Internet to predict, optimize and control any networked distributed energy resource (DER) -- including Combined Heat and Power (CHP) units, demand response (DR) programs, distributed solar, industrial lighting systems, battery storage systems and smart thermostats -- in real time and at scale. By enabling them to maximize the energy productivity of these DERs, utilities and energy service providers can better balance supply and demand on an increasingly complex, multi-directional and renewable energy powered grid. For example, with AutoGrid Flex, utilities and energy service providers can use DERs to account for the intermittency of renewable generation, allowing them to cost-effectively add more renewables into their energy system without impacting grid stability. In addition, AutoGrid Flex's advanced analytics and machine learning technologies deliver reliable, accurate, dispatch-grade demand response, making these programs more efficient while improving system reliability. "The distributed energy world will require us to not just generate more power from renewable resources, but also use the Energy Internet to maximize the productivity of every energy asset we have if we want energy to be clean, cheap and reliable," said Dr. Amit Narayan, CEO of AutoGrid. "This recognition further validates our conviction that flexibility management is essential if utilities and energy service providers are to be successful in building renewable-friendly, flexible energy networks that maximize the productivity of any type of DER." About EPIC EPIC -- the Energy Productivity Innovation Challenge -- is a global initiative devised and delivered by Energy Unlocked with funding from ClimateWorks. Entries were invited from global technology companies and innovators between June and September 2016. A jury of clean energy pioneers and experts including -- ClimateWorks Foundation, Rocky Mountain Institute, International Energy Agency, World Green Buildings Council, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the B Team -- announced 21 regional finalists on October 13, 2016 at the IEA's Innovation in Energy Efficiency event. Partners of the EPIC initiative include the Climate Group's EP100 initiative, the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity, and the Alliance to Save Energy. Global media partners include: GreenBusiness Media and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Please visit EPIC.energyunlocked.org for more information. About AutoGrid Systems AutoGrid builds software applications that enable a smarter Energy Internet. The company's suite of Energy Internet applications allows utilities, electricity retailers, renewable energy project developers and energy service providers to deliver cheap, clean and reliable energy by managing networked distributed energy resources (DERs) in real time and at scale. AutoGrid applications are all built on the AutoGrid Energy Internet Platform (EIP), with patented Predictive Controls™ technology that leverages petabytes of smart meter, sensor and third-party data, along with powerful data science and high-performance computing algorithms, to monitor, predict, optimize and control the operations of millions of assets connected across global energy networks. The world's leading energy companies, including E.ON, Bonneville Power Administration, Florida Power & Light, Southern California Edison, Eneco, Portland General Electric, CPS Energy, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, NextEra Energy and CLEAResult, are using AutoGrid's software to improve their operations, integrate renewables and drive deeper engagement with their customers. AutoGrid has been recognized with several prestigious industry awards including Greentech Media's Grid Edge Award 2016, Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer 2016, World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2015, Red Herring Top 100 North America 2015, Cleantech Global 100 for 2015 and 2014, and Industrial Innovation Company of the Year 2014 by the Cleantech Group.


News Article | November 16, 2016
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First of its kind renewable biofuel made from residual wood used by Alaska Airlines IRVING, TX--(Marketwired - November 16, 2016) - EPIC Fuels provided expertise in fuel blending as well as technical and logistical support to Alaska Airlines' first commercial flight using the world's first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests. The alternative jet fuel was produced through the efforts of the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA). Gevo, Inc., a NARA partner, successfully adapted its patented technologies to convert cellulosic sugars derived from wood waste into renewable isobutanol, which was then further converted into Gevo's Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) fuel. Believed to be the world's first alternative jet fuel produced from wood, the fuel meets international ASTM standards, allowing it to be used safely for the commercial flight flown on November 14, 2016. Alaska Airlines selected EPIC Fuels as a partner to ensure project success based on EPIC's extensive experience in renewable fuel operations. EPIC provided transportation, logistic support, on-site quality control at both the Gevo facility and Alaska Airlines fuel operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and consultant support in the blending and testing process. The demonstration flight departed Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on November 14 for Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. The flight was fueled with a 20 percent blend of sustainable aviation biofuel, which is chemically indistinguishable from regular jet A fuel. The flight, the first commercial passenger flight of its kind, continues to advance viable alternatives to conventional fossil fuels for aviation. EPIC Fuels has been playing an ever-increasing role in growing acceptance of sustainable biofuels and biofuel blends used in jet aviation. Through this and other similar programs, EPIC has gained unique experience and insight of how biofuels interact with fossil jet fuels. The company has amassed significant experience in these projects including blending data, logistics, transportation and the rigorous testing required to ensure the fuels meet or exceed industry safety standards. "We've provided expertise in blending and fuel quality testing in multiple demonstration flights over the last several years and are proud to work with leaders in the industry, such as Alaska Airlines, Gevo and NARA in identifying and fast tracking technologies that can improve the environmental performance of aviation fuels," said Kai Sorenson, Director of Commercial Sales for EPIC Fuels. Over the last several years EPIC has provided both technical and logistic expertise in programs for sustainable fuel alternatives including two flights flown by Alaska Airlines in June 2016 using a blend of biofuel produced from non-edible, sustainable corn. In addition, EPIC provided support for the Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 flight with U.S.-made "green diesel" biofuel in June, 2015 and Boeing's first-ever flights using a green diesel blend during the ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test program in December, 2014. EPIC Fuels is a global supplier of fuels and services to FBOs, commercial airlines, airports, ground fueling operators, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other government agencies around the world. Our largest customers include Fortune 500 flight departments, top-tier FBOs, major airlines, charter and cargo operators as well as all branches of the U.S. military. In addition, we offer the EPIC Card, an aviation fuel card for retail or contract fuel purchases and ancillary services. The EPIC Card is accepted both in and out of network, at over 8,000 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit us online at www.EPICFuels.com.


News Article | November 1, 2016
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More FBO Locations, growth in EPIC Card Acceptance, new product lines, new sponsorships, and greater investment in technology ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - November 01, 2016) - EPIC Fuels, a leading fuel supplier in ground and aviation fuels to general aviation, corporate aviation, commercial aviation, government and military customers, announced major expansions to its EPIC FBO Network®, its EPIC Card® acceptance locations, product offerings, and improved overall brand awareness. EPIC has added multiple FBOs to its ever-expanding FBO network. A few examples of the most recent locations coming online in 2016 include: In addition to its ongoing growth of its FBO network, EPIC has drastically expanded acceptance of the EPIC Card. FBOs in and out of network recognize the benefit of accepting the EPIC Card. New FBOs in 2016 include the following: EPIC Cardholders not only qualify for preferred fuel pricing, but also get ancillary services with no additional fees and can earn additional Bravo℠ Rewards points with every EPIC Card fuel purchase at participating FBOs. Cardholders have access to the EPIC app as well as EPICCardServices.com to check fuel pricing. Also, cardholders can receive weekly fuel pricing reports, or work with EPIC to setup scheduling software importing with BART, FOS, PFM or FuelerLinx. The EPIC Secure Pay™ feature also allows customers to review, approve, and pay invoices online. EPIC Fuels is now offering ground fuels, a new product line for the company. EPIC believes the new product line will provide one-stop shopping for its customers at very competitive pricing. New offerings include blended gasohol, reformulated gasoline (RFG), both summer and winter blends of Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) gasoline and clear/conventional gasoline. Premium/winterized diesel blends and on and off road ultra-low sulfur diesel are also offered. Major Sponsorships Expand and Promote the new EPIC Fuels Brand The Red Bull Air Race World Championship finished up in the United States this year at Indianapolis and Las Vegas, where EPIC Fuels became a sponsor by providing fuel and fueling equipment for the race aircraft and helicopters at the events. "We were very pleased to have EPIC Fuels on board as our official fuel supplier for the final two rounds of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Their commitment to safety, quality and technical expertise is outstanding and they provided the power for our first-ever touch down at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and for the Championship showdown in Las Vegas," said Erich Wolf, General Manager, Red Bull Air Race. This partnership showcased EPIC Fuels as a trusted leader in aviation fueling with excellent safety records, high quality customer service, and technical expertise in the industry. This past year EPIC Fuels sponsored Anthony Oshinuga, a competitive and aerobatic air race pilot, as he competed in the Reno Air Races in Reno, NV, and the U.S. National Aerobatic Competition in Sherman, TX. Anthony secured a second place finish in Reno. Anthony is based out of The Jet Center, an EPIC Fuels FBO, at French Valley Airport in Murrieta, California. He travels year-round to FBOs across the country for training and competitions. EPIC is proud of Anthony's promotion of the EPIC brand and believes he embodies the values upon which EPIC was founded on over 75 years ago. Fueled Around the World Attempt by Saki Chen EPIC Fuels sponsored Saki Chen, a pilot flying for the Cleveland-based T&G Flying Club with the goal to be the first Chinese woman to circumnavigate the globe. The Cleveland Jet Center is an EPIC Fuels and UVair FBO Network location at Cuyahoga Country Airport and it served as the takeoff point on August 1 for the two-month voyage. Stops on the trip included various cities in the U.S., Canada, Greenland, Iceland, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, India, Thailand, China, Japan, and Russia. The team successfully completed the historic around the world journey when it returned home to Cleveland, Ohio, on September 27. EPIC's sponsorship of Saki and her team helped accomplish a historic goal, and build awareness for women in aviation around the world. In 2016, EPIC evolved its branding by updating its logo to include Fuels in its name to more accurately represent the product lines the company offers. The company also shortened and updated its URL to www.EPICFuels.com. A new web site with enhanced customer service features and expanded content featuring EPIC FBOs is planned for release later this year. Growing Expertise in Sustainable Fuel and Continued Investment in Technology Assisted in Alaska Airlines and Gevo's Efforts to Use Biofuels EPIC Fuels provided expertise in fuel blending as well as technical and logistical support to Alaska and Gevo, Inc., a next generation biofuels company, to enable the first-ever commercial flights using a unique blend of petroleum based fuel and Gevo's alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ). Alaska Airlines selected EPIC Fuels given its extensive experience in renewable fuel operations. EPIC provided transportation, logistic support, aircraft refueling equipment, on-site quality control at both the Gevo facility and Alaska Airlines fuel operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, along with support in the blending and testing process. EPIC Fuels has been playing an ever-increasing role in growing acceptance of sustainable biofuels and biofuel blends used in jet aviation. Through this and other similar programs, the company has gained unique experience and insight of how biofuels interact with fossil jet fuels. The company has amassed significant experience in these projects including blending data, logistics, transportation and the rigorous testing required to ensure the fuels meet or exceed industry safety standards. Using the KeepTrax® patented technology, EPIC has created EPIC FuelTrax™, a cloud-based fuel transportation tracking solution. FuelTrax™ enables fuel customers, including fixed-based operations (FBOs) to monitor and track incoming fuel loads, thereby increasing efficiency of line and ramp staff. EPIC FuelTrax™ can also be used for aerial firefighting and other remote fueling operations by providing vital updates to crews in remote or mobile fueling locations. Bill of lading, certificate of analysis, along with other important shipping documents are captured digitally while the fuel is being loaded onto the transport truck. Documents are then sent to EPIC and the customer prior to the carrier departing. This feature enables greater order accuracy and quality assurance by providing real-time validation for the order. Beta testing will continue through the end of the year, and the EPIC FuelTrax app is expected to be widely available in early 2017. EPIC's DLA group, led by Col. Steven Kephart (ret.), continues to add Defense Logistics Agency Energy contracts throughout the United States. In conjunction with FBO partners, EPIC bid and was awarded numerous DLA contracts to supply jet fuel, avgas and ground fuels across North America. Key wins have included providing jet fuel in support of the development and testing of the U.S. Air Force's KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling/mobility platform as well as securing EPIC's first ever military ground fuels supply at various locations. EPIC Fuels is a global supplier of fuels and services to FBOs, commercial airlines, airports, ground fueling operators, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other government agencies around the world. Our largest customers include Fortune 500 flight departments, top-tier FBOs, major airlines, charter and cargo operators as well as all branches of the U.S. military. In addition, we offer the EPIC Card, an aviation fuel card for retail or contract fuel purchases and ancillary services. The EPIC Card is accepted both in and out of network, at over 8,000 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit us online at www.EPICFuels.com.


AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - February 27, 2017) - EPIC Corporation ( : EPOR) ("EPIC" or "Company"), and Ronald S. Tucker announced Tensleep Financial's Regulation D, Rule 506(c) offering, and the declaration of its 16th consecutive quarterly dividend and other announcements as follows: EPIC since its incorporation in 1997, has had the same management and same primary objective to provide investors with a high yield and ROI. EPIC, The Dividend Company, is an "Outside-The-Box" privately traded Special Purpose Vehicle that provides value added turn-key solutions to qualified private companies ("QPC") with an exit strategy. The EPIC value added difference is its assumption of responsibility for effecting and managing the tactical financial plans as the QPC's Financial Consultant. Visit www.epiccor.com for corporate information and http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/EPOR/quote for investor and financial information.


SAN FRANCISCO and SACRAMENTO, Calif. and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal Brian Tanner, Senior Vice President Mary Grandy...


News Article | March 2, 2017
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will sponsor and exhibit at NCHRA's HR West 2017 Conference on March 6-8 at the Oakland Convention...


News Article | November 1, 2016
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ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - November 01, 2016) - EPIC Fuels, a leading fuel supplier of ground and aviation fuels, announced today the upcoming release of EPIC FuelTrax™, a cloud-based fuel transportation tracking solution. FuelTrax™ enables fuel customers, including fixed-based operations (FBOs) to monitor and track incoming fuel loads, thereby increasing efficiency of line and ramp staff. In addition to optimizing the efficiency of line workers by knowing exactly when to meet the delivery trucks to unload fuel, FuelTrax™ will track fuel shipments to remote or mobile fueling locations, such as those used in aerial firefighting operations. Bill of lading, certificate of analysis, along with other important shipping documents are captured digitally while the fuel is being loaded onto the transport truck. Documents are then sent to EPIC and the customer prior to the carrier departing. This feature enables greater order accuracy and quality assurance by providing real-time validation for the order. "Leveraging the KeepTrax® patented technology, EPIC FuelTrax™ will provide our customers complete, up-to-the-minute information on where their truckload of fuel is and when it should arrive. It also provides EPIC staff with that same information plus additional data on the load as EPIC can ensure that the customer's expectations for type of fuel, delivery, quality, and quantity are met," says Lee Jones, EPIC Fuels Vice President of Supply. "EPIC has a strong history of delivering the highest level of service to its customers, and we are delighted to work with the company to bring rich location monitoring and data capture to the fuel distribution industry," said Kedar Benegal, Founder and CEO of KeepTrax, Inc. "By using our technology EPIC is able to provide its customers visibility into load status, more accurate ETAs, and access to digital records of paperwork, significantly simplifying the load tracking process". EPIC FuelTrax consists of a dashboard for customers and an app for fuel carriers and is expected to be available for all of EPIC's in-network FBOs beginning early 2017. To learn more about EPIC Fuels, please visit www.epicfuels.com or http://www.epicaviationllc.com/fbo-networks/NBAA2016/. EPIC Fuels is a global supplier of fuels and services to FBOs, commercial airlines, airports, ground fueling operators, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other government agencies around the world. Our largest customers include Fortune 500 flight departments, top-tier FBOs, major airlines, charter and cargo operators as well as all branches of the U.S. military. In addition, we offer the EPIC Card, an aviation fuel card for retail or contract fuel purchases and ancillary services. The EPIC Card is accepted both in and out of network, at over 8,000 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit us online at www.EPICFuels.com. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, KeepTrax Inc. is a Location-as-a-Service company that has developed a patented mobile location platform that leverages GPS and other mobile device sensors to convert physical location visits into context-rich digital pins. The technology is being applied across industries including Travel, Retail, Field Service, Transportation/Logistics, and Healthcare. Solutions range from location-journaling and user geo-profile generation to field force optimization and location-based insight development. To learn more about KeepTrax please visit http://www.keeptraxinc.com.


News Article | February 27, 2017
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ATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Richard Duhe has joined the firm's Southeast Employee Benefits Consulting Practice in Atlanta as a...


News Article | November 14, 2016
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SAN FRANCISCO and SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Rick Haycock has joined the firm as a property &...


News Article | February 16, 2017
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SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Thomas E. O'Neil has been appointed Northeast Region President, relocating to New York...

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