Comverge Conference Brings Together Demand Response Leaders

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverge is bringing together leaders from across the demand response industry for its Comverge Utility Client Conference. Utility executives, Comverge partners, regulators and other demand-side management professionals will attend the three-day event to share best practices and learn about the latest Comverge solutions. Held at Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Comverge Utility Client Conference runs from May 13-15, 2013.

This year's conference will cover topics ranging from the role demand-side management plays in the energy mix to best practices for effectively engaging customers in energy management. The agenda features more than 15 keynotes and sessions, including a corporate update from R. Blake Young, Comverge's president and CEO, and presentations by Brent Dreher, Comverge's senior vice president of utilities, and Mike Ratliff, Comverge's CTO and senior vice president of engineering.

In addition to the Comverge sessions, presenters include representatives from Duke Energy, ERCOT, Gulf Power, Navigant, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Pepco Holdings, Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative and Tampa Electric Company. Key sessions include:

Tuesday, May 14

  • 10:00 a.m. ET: Duke Energy's Vision for Home Energy Management
  • 10:30 a.m. ET: Keynote Address from Nora Brownell, former FERC commissioner
  • 2:30 p.m. ET: How to Implement a Successful Dynamic Pricing Program
  • 3:45 p.m. ET: Demand-Side Management Programs in Municipal and Cooperative Utilities

Wednesday, May 15

  • 9:00 a.m. ET: The Role of Demand Side Management in the Emerging Smart Grid
  • 10:15 a.m. ET: Best Practices in Customer Engagement
  • 11:15 a.m. ET: The Advantages of Migrating from Legacy to Modern Systems

To learn more about the Comverge Utility Client Conference and to see a complete program for the event, 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: Jason Cigarran Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications Comverge, Inc. 678-823-6784

Source:Comverge, Inc.