The firm offers IntelliSOURCE— their smart grid product—which is software delivered via the cloud that gives utilities a single operational view into all of their demand response and energy efficiency programs and automates every phase of mass-market demand management programs.
Additionally, electric utilities today are looking to increase customer engagement in order to prevent disintermediation by third parties. To achieve this, Comverge’s IntelliSOURCE combines a demand response management system with mobile customer engagement features such as thermostat management and energy saving tips.
The firm has the ability to pinpoint the technology trends that truly add value for utilities. An example of this is Comverge’s DirectLink hardware products—
Our platform automates every phase of mass-market demand management programs
Tasked by the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act with reducing peak and overall demand, Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI) called upon Comverge to deploy the Energy Wise Rewards load control program managed by IntelliSOURCE. The partnership since 2009 has enabled PHI to install 390,000 smart thermostats and control switches, reduce more than 360 megawatts of load, and recruit more than 50 percent of the eligible households in target jurisdictions to participate in Energy Wise Rewards.
“Our track record of deploying nearly six million energy management devices and enrolling more than 1.8 million customers differentiates us within the competitive utility space,” notes Cigarran. Comverge, in the years to come, aims at expanding bring your own device (BYOD) capabilities to empower utilities to harness the growing base of third-party thermostats installed in their consumers’ homes, as well add capabilities to control distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar, electric vehicles, and storage.