Comverge to Share Insights Into Integrating Demand Response with the Smart Home at the 2015 Smart Energy Summit

NORCROSS, Ga., Feb. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverge, Inc., the leading provider of demand management solutions for electric utilities, will discuss the integration of demand response with the smart home at the 2015 Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer conference. Hosted by Parks Associates, the Smart Energy Summit is focused on energy management solutions and will be held February 16-18 in Austin, Texas.

Comverge's vice president of strategic sales and operations, Steve Hambric, will participate in a panel titled "Integrating Demand Response into the Smart Home." With Parks Associates research finding that nearly 85 percent of U.S. broadband households have taken some action to reduce their energy usage or costs, the session will examine how smart thermostats help enable successful residential demand response programs. In addition, the panel will discuss the business and technical issues and opportunities associated with integrating smart products into demand response programs.

  • What: Integrating Demand Response into the Smart Home
  • When: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday, February 17
  • Where: Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, TX
  • Who:
    • Steve Hambric, Comverge
    • Mauro Dresti, Southern California Edison
    • Seth Frader-Thompson, EnergyHub
    • Kenneth Skinner, Integral Analytics, Inc.
    • Paul Watties, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
    • Stuart Sikes, Parks Associates (moderator)

"The more smart products a consumer owns, the more important interoperability becomes," said Tom Kerber, director of research on home controls and energy at Parks Associates. "The Smart Energy Summit will provide a firsthand account of the state of the smart home market and will discuss the integration of smart home devices into utility programs and the opportunities for utilities in the smart home."

Parks Associates will host the sixth annual Smart Energy Summit, taking place February 16-18, 2015, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. For more information about the 2015 Smart Energy Summit, please visit:

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 and follow us on Twitter at @Comverge.

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

Source:Comverge, Inc.