NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverge Inc., the leading provider of demand management solutions for electric utilities, today announced that Matt McCaffree has joined the company as senior director, regulatory strategy. In this role, he will lead Comverge's regulatory and market development efforts in the United States by working with key stakeholders to shape policies which facilitate the cost-effective expansion of distributed energy resources. Mr. McCaffree is an experienced utility and regulatory professional specializing in cost-of-service regulation, utility rate issues and long-term planning.
"We are thrilled to have Matt join Comverge and lead our efforts to collaborate with our utility partners and policymakers, as states explore innovative utility business models and expand the deployment of demand-side management and distributed energy resources," said Steve Hambric, Comverge vice president, strategic sales and operations. "We are increasing our investment in this area because of the tight linkage between regulations, policy and the ability for distributed energy resources to deliver real operational and societal benefit."
Most recently, Mr. McCaffree served as director of state regulatory relations for the National Association of Water Companies. Prior to that, he held multiple roles at Opower including director, regulatory research and EM&V as well as director of government affairs. Mr. McCaffree also worked at the Edison Foundation's Institute for Electric Efficiency and at The Brattle Group.
"With the emergence of the Clean Power Plan and New York State's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy, there are exciting new policy and regulatory developments that will have a positive impact on our business," said McCaffree. "I am excited to join the number one ranked demand response vendor in the industry and leverage my experience working with utilities, commissions and other stakeholders on forward looking policies."
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 1.8 million residential customers into mass-market demand management programs. In July 2015, Navigant Research ranked Comverge the industry's number one demand response provider. For more information, visit www.comverge.com and follow us on Twitter at @Comverge.
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