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Comverge to Deliver Thought Leadership on Demand Management at DistribuTECH 2015 and the 2015 SGCC Annual Consumer Symposium

NORCROSS, Ga., Jan. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverge Inc., the leading provider of demand management solutions for electric utilities, today announced details of its presence at DistribuTECH 2015 and the 2015 Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) Annual Consumer Symposium. Comverge employees and utility clients will participate in a range of sessions on important demand management topics. In addition, Comverge will exhibit at booth #2222 at DistribuTECH, where visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about Comverge's integrated demand response, energy efficiency and customer engagement solutions. DistribuTECH 2015 will take place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA from February 3-5, 2015, and the 2015 SGCC Annual Consumer Symposium will take place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA on February 2, 2015.

Comverge clients Duke Energy and Fort Collins Utilities will share insights on demand response best practices at DistribuTECH, the largest U.S. conference for the utility industry. In its first session, Duke Energy will discuss how it uses demand response and energy efficiency to engage customers, improve operations and reduce energy and demand. In another session, Fort Collins Utilities will detail the different types of successful residential demand response programs that utilities can deploy to meet their demand management objectives.

At DistribuTECH, Comverge will deliver thought leadership on deploying successful demand management programs. Robert Duval, Comverge's senior director of program administration, will moderate a session on utilities using demand response and energy efficiency to engage customers, improve operations and reduce energy and demand. Curt Dennis, Comverge's director of hardware engineering, will participate in a panel session that will focus on how leading manufacturers and utilities are developing and deploying consumer products that are demand response-ready using the CEA-2045 modular communication interface. At the SGCC Annual Consumer Symposium, Comverge's vice president of marketing, Pravin Bhagat, will participate in a session titled Applying Segmentation, which will focus on how to successfully segment customers when recruiting them for smart grid programs.

At booth #2222 at DistribuTECH, Comverge will showcase its industry-leading demand management solutions, including:

  • Comverge IntelliSOURCE, which has new capabilities for cybersecurity, energy efficiency, customer engagement and demand optimization
  • Wi-Fi thermostats and two-way load control switches that enable rapid information exchange between utilities and their customers
  • Optimized forecasting, targeted dispatch, and third-party partnerships that allow Bring Your Own Device programs to deliver real capacity savings

Following are details on the SGCC Annual Consumer Symposium and DistribuTECH sessions in which Comverge and its clients are participating:

  • What: Applying Segmentation
  • When: 1:45 p.m. PT, Monday, February 2, 2015
  • Where: Room 29AB, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
  • Comverge speaker:
    • Pravin Bhagat, Comverge
  • What: Demand Response and Energy Efficiency—Going Big!
  • When: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. PT, Tuesday, February 3, 2015
  • Where: Room 30AB, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
  • Comverge and client speakers:
    • Robert Duval, Comverge (moderator)
    • Tim Duff, Duke Energy
  • What: It Does Take a Village – Case Studies in Leveraging Communications and Customer Behavior to Deliver Reliable DR
  • When: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. PT, Wednesday, February 4, 2015
  • Where: Room 30AB, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
  • Client speakers:
    • Bob Donaldson, Duke Energy (Presentation: 3,000 Megawatts and Counting: Growing and Transforming One of the Nation's Largest DR Portfolios)
    • Brad Burke, Fort Collins Utilities (How Public Power Agencies and Electric Cooperatives Can Engage Customers and Reap DR Benefits)
  • What: Creating Demand Response-ready Products for Mass Market
  • When: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. PT, Thursday, February 5, 2015
  • Where: Room 30AB, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
  • Comverge speaker:
    • Curt Dennis, Comverge

DistribuTECH is the largest U.S. event that covers the utility industry from end-to-end with 10,000 attendees and more than 480 exhibitors. To register for the conference please visit: http://www.distributech.com/register.html

The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative Annual Consumer Symposium is a leading industry event that comes at a time when consumer engagement around the smart grid is more important than ever. To register for the conference please visit: http://smartgridcc.org/2015-sgcc-annual-consumer-symposium/registration

About Comverge

Comverge is the industry's leading provider of integrated demand response, energy efficiency and customer engagement solutions that enable electric utilities to ensure grid reliability, lower energy costs, meet regulatory demands and enhance the customer experience. Through its combination of software, hardware and services, Comverge helps utilities optimize every aspect of a demand management program, from participant recruitment and device installation to call center support, control events and measurement and verification. Comverge has worked with hundreds of electric utilities to deploy nearly six million energy management devices and enroll more than 1.6 million residential customers into mass-market demand management programs. For more information, visit www.comverge.com and follow us on Twitter at @Comverge.

CONTACT: For Additional Information Jason Cigarran Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications Comverge, Inc. 678-823-6784 jcigarran@comverge.com

Source:Comverge, Inc.