Comverge to Participate in Sessions at the 14th PLMA Fall Conference

ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverge, Inc. will participate in several presentations at the 14th Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) Fall Conference. The PLMA Fall Conference brings together industry professionals from the utility, regulatory and business world to discuss key trends in demand response and demand side management. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Atlanta, GA on October 29-30, 2013.

Comverge executives and board members will be part of keynotes, vendor forums, and customer sessions at the conference. Nora Browning, Comverge board member and former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) commissioner, will deliver an opening keynote on how the ubiquitous deployment of demand side solutions and energy efficiency options changes grid management. On the first day of the show, Jason Cigarran, Comverge's vice president of corporate marketing and communications, will join a forum featuring various energy management technology companies. On day two, Cigarran will serve as session chair for a presentation of utility case studies pertaining to demand response and customer experience, which will include executives from Pepco Holdings and the Central Electric Power Cooperative.

-- What: Sponsor Showcase Lightning Round

-- When: 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. ET, Tuesday, October 29, 2013

-- Where: Hyatt Regency Downtown, 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA

-- Who:

  • Jason Cigarran, Comverge
  • Ivan Kustec, Emerson Climate Technologies
  • Ray Pustinger, Enerliance
  • Ken Van Meter, Intelligent Energy Solutions
  • Rich Quattrini, Johnson Controls
  • Dr. Michel Kamel, MelRok
  • Josh Lich, Opower
  • Ward Eames, NTC
  • Steve Koep, Vaughn Thermal Corporation

-- What: Demand Response and the Customer Experience: Utility Case Studies

-- When: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, October 30, 2013

-- Where: Hyatt Regency Downtown, 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA

-- Who:

  • Jason Cigarran, Comverge (Session Chair)
  • Mike Goodroe, Sawnee EMC and Elaine Johns, EnerVision
  • "Consumer Education for DR: Why Every kWh Isn't (and Shouldn't be) Equal"
  • David M. Logeman, Central Electric Power Cooperative
  • "Adventures in Residential DSM: The Central Electric Experience"
  • Inia Burginger, Pepco Holdings
  • "Best Practices in Participant Recruitment into Energy Management Programs"

The 14th PLMA Fall Conference gives attendees the opportunity to hear regulatory and policy updates, and gain insight from market practitioners, technology firms and utilities active in the demand response marketplace. Approximately 150 industry professionals are expected to attend, including utility, regulatory, and business professionals responsible for demand response as well as industry advisors, including consultants as well as product and service providers. To learn more 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: For Additional Information Simon Jones PR for Comverge, Inc. Vice President, Blanc and Otus 415-856-5155

Source:Comverge, Inc.