Pepco Holdings, Duke Energy and Gulf Power Recognized as Winners of Inaugural Comverge Client Excellence Awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverge Inc., the leading provider of demand management solutions for electric utilities, today announced that Pepco Holdings, Inc. and individuals from Duke Energy and Gulf Power were the recipients of the first-ever Comverge Client Excellence Awards. The awards were given out at the 2015 Comverge Utility Conference for three different categories:

  • Demand Management Program of the Year – Recognizes excellence in program delivery and results.

Winner: Pepco Holdings, Inc. Energy Wise Rewards, a demand response program targeting residential and small business customers. The program has delivered impressive recruitment results, with more than 340,000 participants enrolled in the program, including approximately fifty percent of eligible customers in the Pepco Maryland territory.

  • Individual Achievement – Recognizes an individual's accomplishments over the last 12-18 months.

Winner: Paul Rice, Lead Product Developer, Duke Energy. Mr. Rice was given this award for his vision for the Duke Ohio HōM Energy Manager integrated demand response and energy efficiency program and for his contributions to the development of Comverge's customer engagement portal.

  • Lifetime Achievement Recognizes an individual's long-term contributions to the demand management industry.

Winner: David Eggart, Energy Efficiency Supervisor, Gulf Power Company. Launched more than 15 years ago, Gulf Power Company's award-winning Energy Select program was the first fully-automated critical-peak pricing program in the country. Acting as program manager for Energy Select, Mr. Eggart has been instrumental in the success of the program and keeping it updated with three generations of new Comverge software and hardware. The program has been a success for Gulf Power Company, achieving customer satisfaction rates as high as 95 percent.

"The Comverge Utility Conference provides a great opportunity for our clients and industry leaders to gather and share insights and best practices for implementing demand management programs," said Gregory J. Dukat, Comverge chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We instituted the Comverge Client Excellent Awards to highlight our clients whose achievements set the standard for what we feel are best practices both in terms of program delivery and collaboration. The first class of winners epitomizes both of these qualities and each is very deserving of this special recognition."

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: For Additional Information: Jason Cigarran Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications Comverge, Inc. Phone: 678-823-6784

Source:Comverge, Inc.