SOURCE: Comverge


May 15, 2017 09:00 ET

Comverge Selected to Participate in Japan's First Commercial-Scale Demand Response Program for TEPCO PG

NORCROSS, GA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2017) - Comverge, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based demand response and energy efficiency solutions for electric utilities, today announced it was selected to participate in Japan's first ever commercial-scale demand response program. Comverge Japan will aggregate load from commercial and industrial (C&I) customers on behalf of TEPCO Power Grid, Inc. (TEPCO PG). The program objective for TEPCO PG is to utilize demand response resources to ensure grid reliability during severe weather conditions and to reduce procurement costs for power resources, especially against aging thermal power stations.

Comverge Japan will manage loads at factories and office buildings for TEPCO PG, primarily targeting co-generation and air-conditioning load. The Comverge IntelliSOURCE Enterprise software will coordinate the load drop at the different facilities and the program will operate out of the Comverge Japan office.

"Comverge is pleased to see that Japan continues to make investments in demand response technologies to help improve grid reliability and keep energy costs down," commented David Ellis, Representative Director, Comverge Japan. "The demand response pilots we have conducted with several Japan utilities have all delivered as expected and we look forward to even greater impacts for TEPCO PG in this the first of hopefully many commercial-scale programs."

About Comverge

Comverge is an industry-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 enrolled and deployed nearly 3 million energy management devices into mass market demand management programs.

Comverge Japan K.K. is a 100% subsidiary of Comverge Inc., established in 2013.

Contact Information

  • For Additional Information
    Hideki Furukawa
    Director, Business Development
    Comverge Japan K.K.

    Jason Cigarran
    Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications
    Comverge, Inc.