Comverge to Participate in Town Hall Panel Discussion on the Energy Industry at the California ISO Stakeholder Symposium 5.0

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverge, Inc. will participate in a panel discussion at the California ISO Stakeholder Symposium 5.0. Now in its fifth year, the symposium brings together energy executives, policymakers and the ISO Board of Governors to discuss prevalent topics relating to the energy market and transmission grid. The California ISO Stakeholder Symposium 5.0 takes place at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, CA from October 23-24, 2013.

During the town hall panel session, Frank Lacey, Comverge's vice president of regulatory and market strategy, will join executives from organizations such as San Diego Gas and Electric Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company and the National Resources Defense Council. Showcasing an interactive and unique format, the participants will discuss topics voted on by attendees as they register. The panel will be moderated by Dr. John Danner of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

What: Town Hall Panel
When: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. PT, Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 400 J Street, Sacramento, CA
-- Dr. John Danner, Senior Fellow UC Berkeley Haas School of Business (Moderator)
-- Frank Lacey, vice president, regulatory and market strategy, Comverge
-- James P. Avery, senior vice president, power supply, San Diego Gas and Electric Company
-- Fong Wan, senior vice president, energy procurement, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
-- Stuart R. Hemphill, senior vice president, power supply, Southern California Edison Company
-- Carl Zichella, director for western transmission, Natural Resources Defense Council
-- Phyllis E. Currie, general manager, City of Pasadena
-- Janice Lin, founder and managing partner, Strategen Consulting Inc., and co-founder, California Energy Storage Alliance
-- Kevin A. Lynch, vice president, external affairs, Iberdrola Renewables, LLC
-- Jan Smutny-Jones, executive director, Independent Energy Producers Association
-- Beth Vaughan, executive director, California Cogeneration Council
-- Tim Hemig, vice president solar development, NRG Solar

The California ISO Stakeholder Symposium 5.0 is one of the largest gatherings of energy executives in the Western region of the United States. Last year, the Symposium attracted a sold-out crowd with nearly 600 attendees. Energy executives, policymakers and the ISO Board of Governors will gather for the fifth annual event to talk about the major energy issues in the Western region of the U.S. that affect the planning and operation of the transmission grid and market - and all in an informal setting that promotes idea exchanges in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. To view the comprehensive conference agenda, please visit:

About Comverge

Comverge delivers a comprehensive suite of intelligent energy management solutions that enable utilities, grid operators, and commercial and industrial organizations to optimize their energy usage in order to reduce costs, meet regulatory requirements, and support sustainability initiatives. With 30 years of experience helping customers implement innovative Demand-Side Management programs, Comverge has deployed more than five and a half million energy management devices, recruited over one million residential customers into mass market demand response programs, and served thousands of commercial & industrial customers. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at @Comverge.

CONTACT: Jason Cigarran Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications Comverge, Inc. 678-823-6784

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