NORCROSS, GA--(Marketwired - November 03, 2016) - Comverge, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based demand response and energy efficiency solutions for electric utilities, today announced IntelliSOURCE Express™, an enterprise demand response management system (DRMS) designed for municipal and cooperative electric utilities. The solution is preconfigured, enabling a rapid time to benefit through a cost-effective deployment. The preconfigured capabilities are based upon best practices Comverge has developed from dozens of successful DRMS deployments. IntelliSOURCE Express also includes state-of-the art capabilities for cybersecurity, customer engagement, and bring your own device (BYOD).
With IntelliSOURCE Express, public power utilities can capitalize on the latest technology being deployed for demand-side management (DSM) programs such as two-way devices, integrated demand response and energy efficiency capabilities, and bring your own device (BYOD). With two-way devices, public power utilities can manage the peak with greater precision to more effectively lower the demand charge and pass savings along to customers and members. By taking advantage of the IntelliSOURCE Express integrated customer engagement portal, utilities can strengthen member and customer engagement by providing insights and tools to conveniently reduce household energy consumption and save on energy bills. A BYOD approach to demand response and energy efficiency gives public power utilities the ability to provide value added services to customers who have purchased retail Wi-Fi thermostats.
"Public power utilities typically still use legacy load management systems and, due to cost constraints, have yet to migrate to a modern enterprise DRMS to manage their demand response programs," said Greg Dukat, Comverge Chairman, President and CEO. "With the release of IntelliSOURCE Express, public power utilities can benefit from a modern DRMS to save more money on power purchases and better engage customers and members."
The threat of cyber-attacks continues to grow and many utilities have already been compromised. Legacy load management systems often include outdated and difficult to maintain technologies. As a result, these systems can be more vulnerable to modern cyber-security attacks. IntelliSOURCE Express utilizes today's advanced technologies and is continually updated, tested, and certified against cyber-security threats. IntelliSOURCE Express also provides multiple, redundant layers of security for the application, framework, infrastructure, and communication.
IntelliSOURCE Express can be deployed as either a cloud-based or on-premises solution.
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 www.comverge.com and follow us on Twitter at @Comverge.