Comverge IntelliCONNECT Receives 2016 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award

NORCROSS, GA, July 22, 2016 – Comverge, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based demand response and energy efficiency solutions for electric utilities, announced today that IntelliCONNECT received a 2016 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award from, a TMC and Crossfire Media sponsored technology media website. The IntelliCONNECT cloud-based software provides utilities a platform to deploy bring your own device (BYOD) demand response and energy efficiency programs.

“The BYOD approach to demand-side management programs can help electric utilities better engage customers who have already purchased a Wi-Fi connected device for their home or small business. IntelliCONNECT provides integration with leading thermostat vendors to enable electric utilities to easily add these third-party devices to a new or existing demand-side management program,” said Art Beckman, chief technology and information officer, Comverge. “I am excited that TMC and Crossfire Media have recognized the exceptional capabilities of IntelliCONNECT by naming it a Smart Grid Product of the Year.”

IntelliCONNECT is completely integrated with the Comverge IntelliSOURCE demand response management system to give utilities a single platform for managing BYOD and direct install devices. IntelliCONNECT also enables utilities to add new energy-efficiency or price-responsive functionality to third-party devices to help customers become more proficient consumers of energy. Additionally, IntelliCONNECT supports BYOD programs designed to utilize devices as quality capacity resources that can be deployed in long-term, pay for performance contracts.

“It is my pleasure to recognize IntelliCONNECT with a Smart Grid Product of the Year Award for its contribution to the advancement of smart grid technologies,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to seeing more innovation from Comverge in the coming year.”

“The solutions that have been selected for the 2016 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving this market. Congratulations to (Company) which exemplified the best of smart grid technologies in the past year,” said Carl Ford, CEO & Community Developer, Crossfire Media.

About Comverge
Comverge is the industry’s leading provider of integrated cloud-based 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 two 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 and follow us on Twitter at @Comverge.

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