SOURCE: Comverge

Comverge

February 02, 2016 09:00 ET

Comverge and Honeywell Team Up to Provide Electric Utilities Four New Thermostat Options for Bring Your Own Device Demand Management Programs

Combined Offering Gives Utilities Opportunity to Lower Cost of Demand Management Programs and Drive Increased Customer Engagement

NORCROSS, GA--(Marketwired - February 02, 2016) - Comverge, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based demand response and energy efficiency solutions for electric utilities announced today that they are working with Honeywell to deliver a solution that provides utilities four new thermostat options for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) demand response and energy efficiency programs. Comverge is integrating its IntelliCONNECT software with Honeywell's Wi-Fi smart thermostats to give electric utilities the ability to control and communicate with Honeywell thermostats within its service territory.

Utilities deploying BYOD programs can now use Comverge IntelliCONNECT to communicate with consumer-purchased Honeywell Wi-Fi connected thermostats, including the Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control, Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat, and the Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat. IntelliCONNECT enables precise forecasting of available load for control events from these Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats, taking into account different device capabilities, program restrictions, and equipment behavior.

Using telemetry data from the Honeywell thermostat and meter data, IntelliCONNECT can also enable the utility to deliver energy saving tips that can provide substantial financial benefits to their customers. This enables the utility to further engage the customer by providing incremental value-added services to consumers who purchased a Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat. 

"We are committed to helping electric utilities deploy successful BYOD programs that deliver substantial operational benefits as well as create more engaged, satisfied customers," said Gregory J. Dukat, Comverge Chairman, President and CEO. "The unique capabilities of our IntelliCONNECT cloud-based software combined with the broad market reach of Honeywell gives utilities a great option when deploying a BYOD demand response program. These programs create a powerful customer engagement offering that helps utilities stay relevant with their customers, but they are less capital intensive than traditional demand response programs."

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 www.comverge.com and follow us on Twitter at @Comverge.

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    Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications
    Comverge, Inc.
    678-823-6784
    jcigarran@comverge.com