Comverge Customer Gulf Power Wins POWERGRID International 2012 Project of the
Year Award for Innovative Dynamic Pricing Program
Industry Award Recognizes Success of Gulf Power's Energy Select Program
NORCROSS, Ga., Feb. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverge, Inc., the leading
provider of Intelligent Energy Management solutions for Residential and
Commercial & Industrial (C&I) customers, is proud to announce that its
customer, Gulf Power has won a POWERGRID International2012 Project of the Year
award for its innovative dynamic pricing program Energy Select. Recognized by
the publication's editors in the energy efficiency/demand response category,
Gulf Power's Energy Select program has enabled the utility to reduce peak
demand and allowed participants to take advantage of lower energy prices 87
percent of the time. In addition, the program has resulted in customer
satisfaction rates as high as 97 percent.
"We have worked closely with Comverge on the Energy Select program and the
customer satisfaction and operational results we have achieved are
remarkable," said David Eggart, Program Manager, Energy Select, Gulf Power.
"To be recognized by such a respected industry award is an honor and we are
proud to have won the POWERGRID International 2012 Project of the Year award."
Gulf Power's Energy Select Program gives customers greater control over their
energy usage by allowing them to automate the settings of high-energy use
appliances to automatically respond to pricing tiers and dynamic price
signals. To operate the program, Gulf Power uses Comverge SmartPrice, an
intelligent dynamic pricing solution. SmartPrice consists of an integrated
suite of hardware and software that includes the Comverge IntelliSOURCE demand
response management system (DRMS) and the Comverge portfolio of intelligent
energy management devices. IntelliSOURCE enables Gulf Power to send near
real-time price signals to the appliances, which automatically respond by
using the pre-programmed settings. This approach has not only increased
customer engagement, but has also provided Gulf Power with reliable capacity
that can be dispatched at the push of a button.
"The Gulf Power Energy Select program demonstrates how automated dynamic
pricing programs can cost-effectively shave peak demand, lower customers'
electricity bills and increase customer satisfaction," said Comverge President
and CEO, Blake Young. "We congratulate Gulf Power on this award and expect to
see a range of utilities – from investor-owned to publicly-owned to
cooperatives – following their example and taking advantage of automated
dynamic pricing solutions like Comverge SmartPrice to achieve similar
The POWERGRID International Project of the Year Awards were announced during
the keynote presentation at the DistribuTECH 2013 conference in San Diego on
January 29. The editors at POWERGRID International selected winners based on
five specific criteria: ingenuity, scope, practicality, vision and
follow-through. The awards were distributed to the best projects in four
categories: energy efficiency/demand response, grid integration of renewables,
smart grid and smart metering.
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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 www.comverge.com.
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